Create Pandora Battery and Patch Firmware for Sony PSP




About: Nothing much about me just that i am young and new at these things

So a PSP can be modified to work with loading games and home brew apps as you please. This will explain the step by step process in how to create a pandora battery.

What you need

1 x Sony (original) battery
1 x replacement battery for your PSP
1 x small pin
1 x 512mb memory stick

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Step 1: Taking Apart Sony Battery

So you get sony battery that you got with psp and start to take it apart. slide a exacto knife down both sides of battery slowly (cutting away from you) and repeat over and over on all 4 sides.

Be careful not to cut yourself or to dig to hard into the side of battery because there is chips in it and you should not damage them. (not sure what they do, but do not damage them).

next step....

Step 2: Finding Chip

so once you open battery and peal off battery off sides you will find something that looks like this picture below.

You will want to remove the leg on the top left of this diagram.
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Also found this video

Step 3: Download

so then just taped it all back up and plugged it back in, then the psp starts back up and running.
unplug battery again and transfer the following files onto your memory stick.

So now you do a bit of downloading
Download (NEW)(FAT+SLIM files 3.80 m33-5)

Download(FAT+SLIM files 3.71m33-2)Download(FAT+SLIM files 3.71m33-2)]

Video in last step explaines the loading of this onto memory stick much better than i could ever write.

Step 4: Loading ISO

So finally plug in second battery (not pandora battery) and then copy your ISO's and CSO files onto memory stick, put in cd into back of PSP and go to Games -> memory stick and start up game/file that you have loaded up to memory stick.

You must have cd in psp when loading otherwise you will get errors when loading game from memory stick.
If loading software you must get software that works with firmware you have.

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    89 Discussions

    Isaac Phiamphu

    3 years ago

    Can you please help me repair my PSP E1004. When power on only green light for 1second and nothing. Is it possible to build pandora battery for this.

    1 reply

    11 years ago on Step 4

    lol man no you dont need a disk in it after you install the custom firmware you just have to hit select in xmb and change it to the m33 option or the sony nap200 or you can change it from the recovery menu which can be accesed by holding r while turning it on and it dosent need a disk lol its so easy email me if you need more help people i hacked my psp a long time ago

    2 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 4

    u r geniuse i need ur guidiance really can u help me in this matter plzzzzzzz plzzzzzzzz send me ur mail on my mail plzzzzzz <a href=""></a> waiting for u dear take care ....


    Reply 10 years ago on Step 4

    can you please email me "kingdom7893" because his youtube videos arent available and i dont know how to make the pandora battery. or


    11 years ago on Step 2

    can you reuse the memork stick normally? do you have the fat or slim? do you have to install old format for it to work or does it install a lower firmware automatilacy?

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    J MoneymanReCreate

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 2

    if u cut open a phat battery with knife, it blows up! i found out hard way


    dont_bug_meJ Moneyman

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 2

    Yea this pissed me off i followed this guide and mine got hot in my hand and i got scared and threw it away lol

    ReCreateJ Moneyman

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 2

    I used a flat screwdriver to open mine,no scratches its almost good as new And that is my only battery,and it survived