this is my first tutorial AND almost my first post ever.
So please let me know if I do something wrong or something
With this mod you are able to swich your PSP-Slim Battery from Pandora
to normal mode and vice versa as you want.
In all the pictures everything's already done, because I made it before
I had the idea of writing the tut.
For this to tutorial you need a PSP-Slim battery model:
!!It also works with the "Made in Japan" batteries!!!
Open your slim battery. I have used a guitar pick to do it.
Just slide the pick or whatever you use along the join between the upper
and lower half of the battery while breaking it open carefully.
You will see a small PCB.
Gently bend it back like in the picture below.
Be careful with that, as the battery is connected with the board
by two thin foils.
Now you have to solder thin wires to the two small contacts
i have marked in the picture with red rectangles.
My wires are from a 80-conductor IDE cable. I don't think that
you can take much thicker wires because space is very rare.
Don't leave your soldering iron on the contacts too long,
as this will destroy the parts. At this step you also have to
solder a very thin on/off switch to the other end of the
wires (blue rectangle). I got mine from a broken usb memory stick, at which it
was the write protection switch.
You have to cut away some plastic from the lower side of
the battery to route the wires and to make a hole for the swich.
I marked the spots where i cut it away red
in the blue box.
Now gently bend the PCB back to it's normal place and
route the cables and the switch to their final location.
Now fix the switch to stay in it's place with some superglue or duct tape.
I would recommend duct tape first, to correct something, if you did
something wrong. The switch mustn't overhang, cause else
the battery will not fit in your psp anymore.
Step seven and eight:
Also cut away some plastic at the upper half of the battery
at the same position where you cut it away on the lower half, so
that you can reach the switch inside. You can see in the pic
how much you have to cut away approximately.
After that put the halves back together again and fix them with
some superglue or duct tape.
Now you will have a working and switchable Pandora-Battery
for your slim PSP.
Just use your switch now to choose the function of it!
Sorry for my english, it's not my native language.