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Pandora not working for me-do i need to have a new battery

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by ziggi_83, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. ziggi_83

    ziggi_83 Regular member

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    Is pandora only compatible only if i have a brand new battery? I have tried on fat psp and slim psp both say game could not be started..
     
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    A little help will be nice someone
     
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    The "game could not be started" error has nothing to do with the Battery.

    We need a little more information.

    What application are you using to convert the battery to a Pandora battery?

    What firmware does your FAT PSP have?

    What firmware does your SLIM PSP have?

    Is it official or custom firmware?

    Do you have the kernel mode set to the correct kernel with whatever application your using needs?
     
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    Hi Larry once again you here to help, i am currenly using this guide as i type. http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/580254.
    Slim has 3.71 m33-2
    I gave the fat back it had 3.40-oe-a
    Custom firmware
    I dont know the correct kernel mode
    I was using the total newbie installer, but i heard that problems occur with windows vista therefore im trying this guide above, will report back if its successful.
     
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    I think the issue your having now is the Pandora Creator your trying to use is a 1.50 kernel application which the PSP SLIM can not run due to not having 1.50 kernel capabilities.

    But your in luck.

    Follow the guide above doing everything it says to do. When you get to the part to create the Pandora Memory Stick use this ospbt_0.4.zip which you can download HERE. It uses 3.XX kernel.

    Extract the file after you download it and drag the ospbt folder to the /PSP/GAME folder.


    Now go to Game Menu Memory Stick and run OS Pandora Battery tool. Press X to continue at the warning screen. Then make sure you back up your battery EEPROM before converting it to a Pandora Battery.

    If you want to convert the battery to normal make sure you choose "flash only serial from eeprom.bin"

    This guide HERE might be a little bit less complicated and will work on your custom firmware PSP SLIM as well.
     
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    I think i will use your guide..but it says 1gb can i use a 2gb card?
     
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    All you can do is try to use it. It just depends on the memory stick itself. I used a 4GB before and it worked perfectly fine.
     
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    What does msipl.bin do.
    And when i do everything, the bricked psp just shows a green light nothing happens, i done everything in the guide except the msipl.bin as i werent sure what that was...
     
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    Sorry your having such a hard problem with this. But unfortunilty some do have these problems.

    Try going HERE to this guide to create the Magic Memory Stick.

    When you get to the part that tells you to create the Pandora Battery just use the ospbt_0.4.zip I linked above to convert it.

    If you already have the battery converted to a pandora battery then leave it as is. You can start the PSP via AC Adapter to run the easy installer. (If you backed up your eeprom.bin make sure you save that to the PC before following the guide I just linked).
     
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    Ok, i get upto the part when the magic memory stick is being created

    When its done i get an error-i think my MS is a fake..

    TARGET DRIVE IS 5
    CHECK PARTATION SECTOR
    CANNOT OPEN DEVICE \\.\PHYSICALDRIVES
    CAN'T READ PARTATION SECTOR
    Press Any Key to Continue....

    Whats the problem do you think i should buy a new Ms?
     
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    try and reformat the memory stick and then start over again
     
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    Well it looks more like the genuine but the number i have doesnt match-its S.MSX-M2GN.
    I will start over and see..
     
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    in the psp menu go to a memory stick icon press triangle ,information
    if next to magicgate says Supported it's real ,if it says Unknown it's almost for sure fake
     
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    I just done that test, both my 2gb cards say unknown so does my 4gb, never trust ebay!
     
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    I bet if you went to a retail store and bought a 512 MB stick or 1GB it would work for you. Most people that have issues using my guides is due to fake memory sticks.
     
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    Yeah im going to do that today, can i buy a 256mb?
     
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    Before i buy a new memory stick im going over to a friends and try it on windows xp as im running vista. So when i have pandoras battery and Ms all i need to do is insert ms then Battery? I dont have to hold any buttons or anything?
     
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    Vista could be the issue as well so using XP is a good idea before buying a new memory Stick.

    If you use 1 of the guides I linked you to then all you need to do is insert the Magic memory Stick and then battery.

    If your using the U.P.M.S that you originally linked to above then you need to hold the L Trigger button down for 4 seconds to boot into the UPMS menu.
     
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    Damn Vista, Xp worked. Finally to think all of this time ive been trying so many guides with no avail, ive modded alot of systems and was stuck on the PSP! It was vista all along, done it in 10 minutes with larrys guide.
    Thank you to tmfloria and smlvfx.
    But a very big thanks to Larry who helped me through it, thanks mate you've been a big help again!

    Anyone whos having trouble making the magic ms using vista try using XP.
     
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