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    After sadly conceding that the analog pad on my TA-081 could never be fixed (yes, I replaced the entire mechanism, but the little connector between the stick and the mobo just wouldn't stay in place, causing it to pull down more and more), I decided that I had no choice but to abandon my old favorite PSP.

    I bit the bullet and decided to see if I could track down a new PSP before they start shipping with 3.10 or above. First, I went to one of the local Gamestops (I live in Manhattan, so there are a few), and found a nice, used copy of GTA:LCS that my old PSP was able to confirm was unpatched. Then I went out and bought a new PSP. Strange, I thought, it has a K on the serial, the same as that TA-082 I bought my wife (yes, my wife actually has a PSP) that came with FW 2.71. I opened it up, powered on, and indeed it was loaded with 2.71. Thought all of those were gone, but had it downgraded and running OE in no time. I don't know if anyone else has had such luck, but I was so happy I had to come on here and share.

    So, if anyone out there is in the NYC area and needs a new PSP capable of being made homebrew-ready, get them at the Circuit City at Union Square. Apparently they haven't received a new supply since May 2006.

    P.S. - Once again, nice to work to those who cracked the TA-082 mobos, especially now that I have one of those infernal things.


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    Congrats! :mrgreenthumbsup:

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    Good find.

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    hey BluePoet, do you think its too late to return that psp to circuit city,
    I mean if you're in the area of nyc, why didnt you stop by chinatown at elizabeth center on elizabeth st and canal street
    I got my psp and it also have fw2.71 and it was without tax
    but thats just me
    so 200 bucks with no tax brand new
    but congrats on your finding

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    Nice find brother

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    now go return your old psp...and get your money back..
    Modded/Downgraded: Classics:65 | Slims:34 | UnBricked:6

    PSP Classic Black = TA-079v1 - 4.01 M33-2 | PSP Slim Silver = TA-085v1 - 4.01 M33

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    Not going to bother with the return (they threw in Twisted Metal for free as a bonus, so with that, really not worth the hassle), but good to know that the streets of NYC are still awash with quality merchandise (pun intended, as I am a criminal defense attorney).

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    grats i just found one also a k i geek-ed out and got it as soon as the bank opened i think i was lucky to find one since i like in a small town and walmart is the biggest store next to the dollar store lol and we are 4+ hours from any large city and i dont get my lisence for another 5 months and grats on your finding

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    nice job buddy i got mine for christmas and it was 2.71 but i downgraded and upgraded to oec and im now installing a mod chip :mrgreenthumbsup:

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