Well, first post here and I'm glad i Lurked. I'm fresh onto the scene (I got my PSP 2 weeks ago) and I'm hating my dyslexia.
I tried doing my due-diligence with my buying of a pandora's battery. Now, I have skills with a soldering iron (I've already ressurected a battery) so making one isnt an issue. I decided though that I need to get something better than a hacked battery, i need a stock one. Turns out, Best Buy cant seem to keep the suckers in stock where i am and Target (along with Wally-world) just dont carry them. its almost like PSPs just vanished off the face of the planet. Now, I've done reflashings. Two now, one on my own (an original PSP-2001 with the white vader shell, black buttons and the matching 'vader' psp with the piano black/white buttons) and so far everything is peachy, except for my constant angst every afternoon when i get home and DONT FIND MY PACKAGES.
I'm complaining about Pandora Battery Buys. Here's where i hate my lysdexia(sp). I found PandoraSales and thought "Eh, they put stickers on it, so they're proabably just buying crap batteries from somewhere else and putting their name on it", so i kept searching. I came accross pandora battery buys. My dyslexia said the OTHER people were Drop-Shippers from China, not the other way around. So now I have an SP-110 running on hopes, dreams, Much cursing and a chitload of hot glue.
the main reason I'm not feeling too confident about my solder job is that its not the un-hardmod its the battery itself.
As i was re-soldering the EEPROM I came accross a problem: the silver foil on my positive battery terminal had gone AWOL and disconnected from the terminal on the PCB. "************!" i thought as i was scrambling for something to stick the lead back on. No matter how much i tried i couldnt solder a wire onto it. Turns out, its silver coated with some material thats sticky sometimes. It feels like sony did this just to screw with the people who mod their batteries :humped:.
I finally got it soldered (after much swearing and cursing) and held the thing tight with hot glue. I didnt just use "a little" hot glue, I spread it thick enough to seal the battery SHUT. So now I have a forced jigkick battery thats sloooowly starting to whine, and I'm considering just going "to hell with it!" and buying from a company like PandoraSales or PandoraBatteryCo, and letting the drop-ship from HONG FRIGGIN KONG to show up in its lesiurely time.