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Motherboard dead? :(

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by Yojilo, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Yojilo

    Yojilo Member

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    i just bought a new motherboard to replace my bricked one.

    the battery light turns on but nothing else happens....

    could my motherboards battery be dead? and could replacing the battery from my briked motherboard with my new one fix it...

    i really cant belive this is happening to me...:(

    thanks for any responses
     
  2. yohex

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    I think you just connected your motherboard wrong, but thats just what I think cause I never opened up a psp before, only computers.
     
  3. Yojilo

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    ive installed them before ...

    i just reinstalled it again to be sure but no joy :(
     
  4. paul91

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    maybe you bought a bricked mobo?
     
  5. Yojilo

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    if i did buy a briked one, something would happen though, light memory stick light access or something....

    just nothing happens...
     
  6. paul91

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    did you buy it second hand or off someone who 'claimed' it was new?
     
  7. Yojilo

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    it was classed as "untested"
     
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    so untested could mean that the seller bought it without knowing whether it worked or not

    any way u can return it?
     
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  9. Yojilo

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    bought on ebay, so i doubt it....

    still doesnt make sense that on boot it does nothing....

    even a briked psp would do something
     
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    u bought it on ebay? well im afraid thats just asking for trouble
     
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    If it was fully bricked you wouldn't even get a green light would you?
     
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    im not sre but doesnt the green light come on for about 10 seconds then go off? correct me if im wrong
     
  13. hexitnow

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    thats bricked. and yes even with a fully bricked mobo your green light will still come on. you either bought a bricked mobo or you short circuited it installing it. If you dont know about how to properly ground yourself when working with ESD sensitive items, that's probably what happened. Or it could of been ESD built into something metal such as a screwdriver and you touched the wrong spot on the mobo creating an arc of electricity and short circuiting it that way.

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    Swapping batteries from the motherboard's wont help either. All that battery does is keep your PSP's settings while it's off
     
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  14. Yojilo

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    looks like ive being screwed then :(

    dammnit
     
  15. gerikoh

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    omg.. why bother to buy a motherboard on ebay especially a non-bnew, non-working one? guess it was just unlucky for you. you should have ordered a mobo from sony itself or if you prefer it on e-bay, just simply buy a cheap working psp. don't worry, we all learn from them..
     
  16. Yojilo

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    can you actually order one from sony ?
     

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