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Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by ScorpsPSP, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. ScorpsPSP

    ScorpsPSP Member

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    Ive been using firmware 3.40 OE-A for 3 months and playing games no problem from the memory stick. However, yesterday, it stopped playing any games from my memory stick and gave an error code for no UMD inserted. I tried playing the game on the UMD inserted and it wouldn't play that either.

    It sounds like its just given up reading the UMD inserted.

    Is my machine had it? Is it to do with the firmware?

    Its still under guarantee!!!

    Thanks for reading
     
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    Go into recovery and try to enable NO UMD which will let you play an ISO game from MS without a UMD in the bay. Not all games are compatible with this mode in 3.40 OE-A.

    If you want better NO UMD compatibility I would go with 3.52 M33.

    To get into recovery to set the NO UMD option hold the R shoulder button down while turning on the PSP. You should boot into a recovery menu. The setting should be under configuration.
     
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    When you insert a UMD normally, can you play the UMD? Or can't it start?

    If it won't run, then a short term fix would be upgrade to 3.52 M33-4 and use the built in M33 no-UMD driver, it'll work with nearly any game. But, it sounds like your laser might have had it... though sometimes it's simply that it's just not in the correct position, i saw a guide ages ago about nudging the laser track gently towards the central spindal with a pen. Not sure if it would work or not, make sure you don't touch the actual laser.

    EDIT: larrylje kinda beat me with the no-UMD advice :p
     
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  4. ScorpsPSP

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    Thanks for the info guys. Ive arranged for repair of psp under warranty so hope thye do it after messing with the firmware. If they don't repair it I will try your suggestions. Thanks again
     
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    First, before you send it off, create a Pandora battery! You'll need it afterwards as they'll upgrade to 3.52.
     
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    yeah if i was you i'd do what shock says
     
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    Damn! Ive already sent it off! What if it comes back with an updated firmware?
     
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    then you will have to get someone with a 1.50 or custom firmware psp to make the battery for you
     
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    Ok, so what exactly will I need to do, just need to prepare myself for the shock!!!!! I know a mate with a PSP, it aint got 1.50 or custom firmware but will custom it for him. So what will I need to do to mine then if it comes back with 3.52 or something different to the 3.40 OE-A it had?
     
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    if it comes back with official sony 3.51 and up you will need to use the pandoras battery method to downgrade it,3.50 you can use the unpatched lumines method to downgrade oh and when they repair it you may find yourself with a bill from whoever repaired it because messing with the flash can void the warranty
    http://www.psp-hacks.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=107553
    for the pandoras battery download from the link above this is the easiest way to make the pandora's battery so download and save to your pc once you have found someone with 1.50 or cfw you can create your battery
     
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    Thanks for the info, have saved the link just incase! Hope I don't have to use it.
     
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    lol if it has to be sent to sony to be repaired you will need it
     
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    Just noticed u can buy the pandoras battery and mem stick from ebay, do u think it would be worth buying? Just realised my mate with the PSP is going to Iraq on Sunday takin his PSP with him! damn!
     
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    if you can get a reasonable price its worth it i,ve seen some on there for stupid money,they are worth having though i used a spare battery and a spare memory card so i could keep em in case of emergeny when i made mine
     
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    They asking £32.50 for the battery and mem stick all set up to downgrade etc....
     
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    now have a look how much a normal battery is and a 512mb ms add the two prices together and thats how much profit they are making off free software lol
     
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    So you're in the UK, where about? I could create one free for you... you'd need to send the battery + mem stick though.
     
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    where are you shokz i'm in dudley nr birmingham
    we ought to start a new thread uk residents send us your batteries and memory sticks if your having trouble making one free service lol
     
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    Addingham, near(ish) to Bradford/Leeds.
     
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    Hey, that would be great. Once I get my PSP back I will know how I stand. Im in Hampshire. If I need to, I will contact you again. Thanks for that, much appreciated.
     

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