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2.71 SE-C.... Fully Bricked? Been Searching Forever...

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by hiphoplsr, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. hiphoplsr

    hiphoplsr Member

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    Ok, so ive searched for ever and ever for an answer, but i cant find one... I've had 2.71 se-c since it was released, and everything worked perfectly fine, until like 3 weeks ago. i run iso's and cso's all the time, homebrew, whatever.... everything was good. every once in a while it would crash, give me the red screen, and id restart. but then one day, i got the red screen. i turned off the psp, and turned it back on... the power light comes on, screen stays black... about 3-5 minutes later, green light goes off. i have a brick in my hands. ive tried a bajillion times to get into the recovery mode by holding R, but to no avail. I dont know if this is because i dont have a recovery folder on my MS, but i figured it would still get into the menu..... tell me if im wrong.

    if that is the problem, ill go buy a memory card reader and be done with it today. otherwise, i need everyone's help. its not like i dont know what im doing, im just getting desperate.
     
  2. gangsta00

    gangsta00 Guest

    have u got msn? if so tell me it so i can help you faster ok?
     
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    glenquag Regular member

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    Make sure he PM's it. It's against the rules to post emails/im's.
     
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    ok... gangsta... i PM'd you with my specifics.
     
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    this dude is retarted.... "wanna send me ur psp so i can unbrick it?" eat my wang, UK boy
     
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    Never mind that gangsta dude...

    Anyway, if you cannot get to recovery menu, that's pretty much it. I've never used 2.71se, so I don't know if anything is different.

    PSP's are getting a price drop together with the lauch of slim version. I guess you can wait to get another one pretty cheap. $129
     
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    hrm... thats what i was afraid of. its not like im a noob to the modding/hacking scene, i have absolutely NO problem ordering a 70 dollar modchip and installing it... its just that originally i got my psp used, so i have no warranty. but it sucks bcz i have almost 30 umd's, multiple 2gb memory sticks, carrying cases, everything. i love my psp...... i was just hoping that since i softmodded it originally i could softmod out.... but to no avail. if anyone has any ideas that i could even possibly try ( i dont care if i have to open the case), gimmie a holler!

    thanks for even reading this parp
    mike
     
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    In that case, I'd say go for a motherboard replacement. I did one together with a bud of mine. While time consuming, it is do-able. We bought a 1.5 one from ebay for $40 with shipping.

    Here's a nice guide: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/370436

    On youtube there are also tons of video, give it a search.
     
  9. hiphoplsr

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    thats not a bad idea... i wish i could get one from a trusted retailer rather than off of ebay... i really dont trust ebay, but i guess it might be my only choice. i hit up a couple of google searches....

    http://www.xboxrepairguide.com/psp-motherboard-v27-p-960.html

    that was the only place i really found that had mainboards for the psp... they have another model that's like 30$ more.... and i dont know the difference at first glance... but im also considering putting on a new faceplate and buttons while im at it, i'll just call it an "upgrade"

    i might go the ebay route if i can find a reputable seller...

    any and all help is appreciated
     
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    download the recovery and put it into the game folder.
    go into kernel mode on ur psp on start up...(hold r then turn on psp and keep holding it)
    and select run program at ..../game/recovery
    and it will put u back down to one unbricked.
    this only work on custom firmwares
     
  12. hiphoplsr

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    apparently you havent read my first post.... plz read it, and then blackvamps posts...
     
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    @hiphoplsr

    That site www.foundmy.com is a scam. Check out the resellerratings.com for their site. Heres some quotes from the reviews...


    I buy my game console parts (PSP included) from http://www.consolezombie.com/ They sell PSP motherboards for $89.99. A quote from their site about the PSP motherboards they sell...
     
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    @PeaInAPod

    Thanks for the tip, dude. I felt like foundmy.com was a little shady, but it was the only site i found on short notice. I found this seller on ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-PSP-OEM-Mo...yZ122516QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    but i dont know if he's trustable. consolezombie looks a little amateur, but if it comes on good reccommendation, i might give it a shot. definately the kind of site i was looking for.

    has anyone else used www.consolezombie.com?

    mike
     
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    Well, I personally wouldn't buy the board since the seller fails to mention what firmware the board is running.
     
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    well... how many times have you used consolezombie? more than twice? are they always pretty fast?
     
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    I've used them a handful of times to buy PSP parts. They were always quick with mailing my purchases out and they packaged them very well.
     
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    I wouldn't buy from this seller, only 17 ratings, and is shipping from vietnam. Depends where you are from, but I always try to keep my ebay purchases from within US. And if you pay with paypal, you can very easily get a refund.

     
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    im still debating hitting up the consolezombie motherboard.... a little more than i really wanted to pay.... i mean, honestly, i could get a modchip for like 20$ cheaper and have it restore my original flash, plus then sell my psp for twice as much.....

    so we'll see. anyone around here install a psp modchip before? is it really only 10 solder points?
     
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    What's your motherboard version? If it's not ta-79, UP is not even an option.
     

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