New information on Sony’s PSP

Normally I try to space out my blog entries, but I just noticed this and couldn’t resist…

From KoKoRo: Ken Kutaragi reveals PSP specs.

The salient bits: two (?) 32 bit CPUs, 8MB memory, 3D sound, Wireless LAN(802.11), IrDA and USB2.0. Prototype at E3 2004.

Some more slides from the PlayStation Meeting 2003, including info on programming the PSP and a schematic of the CPU, can be seen here.

Comments 3

  1. dorothea wrote:

    what is the wireless standard also known as a) Hi-Fi b) Lo-fi or c) wi-Fi

    Posted 01 May 2005 at 5:01
  2. Mike wrote:

    I don’t go on line much, WHAT THE HELL IS A

    Sorry, I just had to get that out…

    I have a psp that I have acquired, and now I know why. The main drive for the UMD has failed. Does anyone have a schematic or a replacement part so that I might be able to replace the motor to the main drive to play BATTLEFRONT 2??????? or an other game?? All right I’m a STAR WARS FREEK! I love all the movies and games, I know I’m sick but I spent $49.00 on this game and I want to play it without spending $200.00 more for a new PSP. So Please If Anyone Can Help???????

    Posted 30 Jul 2006 at 3:30
  3. walle wrote:

    You can get replacement parts for psp’s on ebay. You will need the optical drive replacement kit (around 30euro).
    But repairing the umd drive is very tedious work! I took apart my psp and put it back together this sunday (to replace the motherboard ta-82 with a ta-81 to get firmware 1.5 running) and it took me 3 hours. But this was not down to the umd drive part yet. There are still a few more layers and many screws until you get to the umd drive so it will take you at least 4 hours to repair it if you know what you are doing… Also it involves popping latches to remove the screen which takes some practice to get it right. You cannot access the umd by the door without breaking it so you have to go from the front and remove almost everything see this tutorial:

    Posted 22 Aug 2006 at 17:20