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Just Bricked my TA-082 Motherboard PSP I think...

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by Zolimit, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Zolimit

    Zolimit Member

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    OK peeps. I have two PSPs. Both were running firmware version 2.71. I used Dark Alex's downgrader to take them down to 1.5 f/w and up to Dark Alex's 3.10 OE-A firmware. The first PSP was successful!! The second read below...

    On the second unit..when I got started the battery was 50% charged. So I connected it to the charger and let it charge for a bit. I checked the charge about 30 minutes later. It was at 87% so I figured I was ok to start the downgrade to 1.5 and connected the charger just in case it ran low on juice. I started the downgrade. It was looking good..then the I noticed the screen was blank. After flipping the power I noticed the the downgrade appeared successful even though the screen was flashing in and out. I disconnected the power cord. The screen lit up. SO I checked and it said I was running 1.5 firmware.

    So I put in the flash with 3.10 f/w and started upgrade. After it appeared to have started the upgrade the screen went dark. So I figured maybe the power was low. So I connected the power. Still the screen was dark. So I didn't know what had happened. So I pulled the power cord...ntohging happened...tried holding the power button...still nothing. So I finally removed the battery to be able to shut down the PSP. Now when I turn it on. All I get is a green light...the memory stick flashes as if it is trying to be read...the screen appears to want to light up and that's it! :-( The only way I can turn the green power light off is to remove the battery.


    HELP ME OUT SOMEBODY!!

    Is it permanently gone? It is a partial brick? Recoverable brick? If it is bricked...how can I recover it? If it is only the flash memory on the MOBO that is bad...could I just replace that part on my motherboard as oppose to replacing the whole motherboard? Anyone know the exact flash part and part#? PLZ REPLY!!

    Thanks. I need it fixed ASAP.
     
  2. hexitnow

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    Dead PSP basically. If u ever cut power or shut off PSP when upgrading/downgrading, automatic brick basically. The first time around u got lucky and had shut it off after the downgrade. I don't how your PSP is setup right now but after a few minutes the PSP backlight dims. Well on my unit when it supposed to dim it shuts the screen all the way off. I have had many scares like thinking I have bricked, touched the brightness button only to have it come back on. Might of happened to you, might not of.
     
  3. chick3n

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    Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure all that happened was your PSP went into a sleep mode or something. >_________________>
     
  4. Zolimit

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    So what is my best plan of action? Where can I get a new TA-082 motherboard? I also had another thought...The entire board isn't dead right? Just mainly a flash meory or FPGA chip, right? If so, does anyone know which actual chip on the board is bad?
     
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    Don't waste your money. Motherboards are $80 shipped. Why not just get another PSP? If you can, get on ebay and buy a psp for cheap. I saw like 3 yesterday that were $40 shipped. (used obviously, but works perfectly)
     
  6. Zolimit

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    Really, where did u see a motherboard that I can have shipped to me for $80 and a used PSP I can have shipped to me for $40? Can u send me the link for each of these?

    Thanks!
     

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