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    Default PSPgo: Replacement Battery?

    Since the pricedrop of PSPgo (at Gamestop stores) I finally found one. Since it's used, the battery life kinda sucks. I read that the PSPgo battery is pretty easy to replace (even though it requires a tiny amount of tinkering around inside the PSPgo and voiding the warranty by removing some sticker, but does not require soldering) and I want to replace it.

    Any idea where I can find reliable replacement batteries for this thing?

    Thanks a ton.

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    I appreciate the help. That item appears to be sold out - that's pretty much what I've been finding online so far...

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    Maybe try any local indy game stores in your area, the ones in my area always have the most random crap sitting around.

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    Thanks for the suggestion. Indy game places in my area are rare and on the expensive side.

    I think my best bet for this is to wait for Sony to drop the price of the PSP ($200 new, still!?) and look for super cheap used/mangled PSPgo units and harvest the battery from them. Why do I love this sytem so much!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jive3D View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion. Indy game places in my area are rare and on the expensive side.

    I think my best bet for this is to wait for Sony to drop the price of the PSP ($200 new, still!?) and look for super cheap used/mangled PSPgo units and harvest the battery from them. Why do I love this sytem so much!?
    Because the Go is the best way to play your PSP games on a big screen

    To be honest I'm surprised Chinese knockoffs haven't showed up on eBay yet, but it was a pretty poorly supported system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jive3D View Post
    Why do I love this sytem so much!?
    As xelement5x mentions in his previous comment, maybe you could forego even bothering with the battery.

    I'd suggest finding a cheap PSP Go dock and some composite cables. Then just play it on the big screen. No need to even have to worry about the battery then. $2.96 for composite cables at goHastings. Comes out to $5.59 after shipping. http://www.gohastings.com/product/GA.../279082680.uts
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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    As xelement5x mentions in his previous comment, maybe you could forego even bothering with the battery.

    I'd suggest finding a cheap PSP Go dock and some composite cables. Then just play it on the big screen. No need to even have to worry about the battery then. $2.96 for composite cables at goHastings. Comes out to $5.59 after shipping. http://www.gohastings.com/product/GA.../279082680.uts
    So your suggestion is that he should only play his very compact portable system in a totally non-portable way? That's ridiculous. He'd be better off buying a regular PSP as at least it would have UMD compatibility and an easily replaceable battery if he's primarily going to keep it docked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojay1997 View Post
    So your suggestion is that he should only play his very compact portable system in a totally non-portable way? That's ridiculous. He'd be better off buying a regular PSP as at least it would have UMD compatibility and an easily replaceable battery if he's primarily going to keep it docked.

    The PSP Go also has bluetooth which allows you to tether a DualShock 3 or Sixaxis to it and basically use it like a console when combined with the dock and component cables. I personally enjoy playing all my PSP games that way.

    I've also heard that the component out on the Go is better than the 3000 but I can't personally compare the two.

    By the way, on the topic of UMD vs the digital downloads I have a lot of legit PSP titles but since I don't feel like repurchasing what I already I own just to play it optimally I use other methods for games on the Go. Putting custom firmware on the Go is very easy and then I can just sit on my couch and play PSP games on a larger screen with a controller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xelement5x View Post
    The PSP Go also has bluetooth which allows you to tether a DualShock 3 or Sixaxis to it and basically use it like a console when combined with the dock and component cables. I personally enjoy playing all my PSP games that way.

    I've also heard that the component out on the Go is better than the 3000 but I can't personally compare the two.

    By the way, on the topic of UMD vs the digital downloads I have a lot of legit PSP titles but since I don't feel like repurchasing what I already I own just to play it optimally I use other methods for games on the Go. Putting custom firmware on the Go is very easy and then I can just sit on my couch and play PSP games on a larger screen with a controller.
    Yeah, I just think most of us buy a portable to use it while on the go. I certainly have docks and cables for my PSP and PSPGo, but I would say its pretty rare that I actually play it that way.

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    I know it's been over a month since this thread was started, but I just noticed that DealExtreme has a listing for replacement PSPgo batteries at $4.30 US. Only problem is these don't appear to include a plug, so there'll most likely be some soldering involved in the installation.

    http://www.dealextreme.com/p/designe...-145256?item=4

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    Quote Originally Posted by nildem View Post
    I know it's been over a month since this thread was started, but I just noticed that DealExtreme has a listing for replacement PSPgo batteries at $4.30 US. Only problem is these don't appear to include a plug, so there'll most likely be some soldering involved in the installation.

    http://www.dealextreme.com/p/designe...-145256?item=4
    From that link

    • Marked Capacity 1860 mAh
    • Actual Capacity 800 mAh




    800 mAh isn't going to last that long, I wonder if it will even be better than the worn battery being replaced.

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    a little unrelated but i just won a pspgo on ebay and i have a question, is it possible to link more than 1 dualshock 3 controller to the pspgo? like to play 2 player games?
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