Official install diagrams for the Undiluted Platinum have been released! The process seems pretty complicated as there are quite a few solder points. If you’ve never soldered before, you’ll probably end up turning your PSP into a fancy paper weight. Now, before you get all excited, I should mention that the Undiluted Platinum doesn’t work on all PSPs. The first release of the chip will support PSPs with motherboard model number TA-079, with TA-080 and TA-081 to follow later. Unfortunately, TA-082 motherboards are not supported, however they seem to be limited to Asia and have firmware 2.6 or greater so North American and European should be relatively safe.
If cracking open your PSP just to find out what motherboard version you have doesn’t sound appealing, the creators of Undiluted Platinum have released a little tid bit of information that makes checking easy. Simple open the UMD drive of your PSP a little a bit and take a peek where the picture indicates. If you see the dreaded “IC1003″ it means you have an unsupported TA-082 motherboard.
Remember! Installing the Undiluted Platinum isn’t for the feint of heart. It requires some pretty advanced soldering skills and one mistake can permanently damage your PSP. Fortunately you have a few options.
- Buy the modchip and do-it-yourself (or have a friend help out)
- Have it professionally installed by ModChipStore.com
- Buy a pre-modified black PSP
- Buy a pre-modified white PSP