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Possible Bricked PSP

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  1. vinnieman

    vinnieman Member

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    I am a new owner of a 60.00 PSP that I bought on E-Bay. Unfortunatly I had not explored the possible things that could be wrong with it. When I go to power on the unit the green power light stays on for 10 seconds and then tuns off. Is this an indication that the PSP that I have is bricked? I have been doing some studying on this new term and what I need to do to fix the problem, I just want to check to see if this is a good indicator of it being bricked.
     
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    dEEz_nUtz Regular member

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    The seller did not indicate what was wrong with it on the listing at all?

    That sounds like a brick to me....In which case you will have to either make, or have someone make a Pandora battery so you can unbrick that psp of yours...
     
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    Does the battery serve another function other than being a power supply?
     
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    dEEz_nUtz Regular member

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    Yes, once programmed using the Pandora battery program, it works in conjunction with the files that are on the memory stick-and is used to downgrade and unbrick any psp...
     
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    My son has a PSP and his in fine working condition. From what I have been reading I have to have a good working PSP to download these restore programs and create a Pandora battery and then I create a memory stick to start up the bricked unit.
    I found that very interesting that the battery serves as 2 functions.
    I do not know anything about thses machine and I wanted to get one to play movies and store music.
     
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    make sure you use a homebrew enabled psp (1.50 or custom firmware) to create the battery and memstick for you,if you can't get one to make the battery they sell them on ebay,personally i would have wanted a refund from the seller if there was no indication it was faulty.
    buyers have alot of protection on ebay especially if you used paypal to pay.
     
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    dEEz_nUtz Regular member

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    Your first course of action is to contact the seller you got the psp from, and let him/her know it doesnt work..If it was advertised as a working unit in the auction listing, then you need to get your money back, pronto!...Otherwise, as sicdude said-you will need another psp that is running 1.50 firmware, or a custom firmware-And it sounds like you dont have either, so you may want to find someone that does, and knows about the pandora battery so they can make one for you..
     
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    Thanks for the quick responses, I did buy it with the knowledge that it was not working, however I have never heard of this problem of being "bricked". I have learned my lesson but for 60.00 I think I can still recover, at least I hope.
     
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    just sent you a pm (private message)
     
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    Yeah, it sounds like its possible to fix it-unless its something hardware related-Then you're screwed!
     
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    In the possible event the PSP was installed with a custom firmware.. as you power the psp ON.. PRESS r AND HOLD IT.. if a menu appears.. please say so..
     

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