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PSP 1000 Bricked 5.00 M33 Help

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by kjearl, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. kjearl

    kjearl Member

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    Hi, I have a PSP 1000 FAT that is bricked. I have been trying to unbrick it and install 5.00 M33. But when I try to install the CFW it stops at "Formatting Flash1..." then it shuts off. Can anyone help me out with this its really bugging me.
     
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    How are you trying to unbrick?

    Like are you using Pandora, Recovery console?

    If it fails at Flash1 then try formatting flash1 manually, then installing CFW again

    If it still fails then try re-downloading the installer files, and try different hack methods, such as 6.60 hack

    I need a bit more information, if you can get to the recovery console then try mounting the flash1 as usb storage and reformat that way.

    Thanks
    -pspwxp
     
  3. kjearl

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    I am using a Pandora and a MMS I have a 1 gig Sandisk for the MMS. I am able to use the "Test M33" option. I have tried the 6.39 method as well since I posted this. And I don't get pass 0%. I have tried repairing the idStorage and still get stuck on "Formating Flash1...". I can not get to the recovery menu. How do I formate flash1 manually?

    EDIT: Just found out I CAN access the recovery menu by holding L+R when inserting the Pandora.
     
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    Hmm... It kinda sounds like a corrupted Flash1... How old is the PSP? Also, what was the last thing you did before it died?

    If you can access the Recovery menu then try using Hellcats Recovery Flasher


    Thanks
    -pspwxp
     
  5. kjearl

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    The PSP is very old I bought it when PSPs where new. I don't remember what killed it but, I do remember a couple years ago I had to have a memstick that had certain files on it for it to work. I don't remember why I had to do that.I dont remember what it was called either. I know I bricked it and used someone else's PSP to fix it. That was years ago tho, when I lost the memstick I didn't touch it for years. I recently wanted to get it working again and bought a new memstick and hard modded my battery.
     
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    Ahhh... missing files are probably a custom font or something!

    I would still try the Hellcat flasher, but I'm not sure how exactly you would fix missing flash files...

    Anyway try Hellcat and then downgrade to 1.50 then back to 5.00 M33
     
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    Nah, I never had a custom font I had custom waves and boot screen if that would have the same effect.

    EDIT: Just tried Hellcat's no luck. When I start it it says that Timemachine was detected I think that is what I used to unbrick it years ago. Hellcat's gets to step "whats going hot: Formating flashes.... 0" sits there for a while then turns off. Is there any hope for this thing?
     
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    Hmm... Its quite a rare predicament...

    I think its beyond software repairs, it's more of a hardware issue, like when a USB Flash Drive dies, except the USB in this case is the PSP's flash0 or flash1

    This goes beyond my range of knowledge...

    Sorry I couldn't help
    -pspwxp

    EDIT: Have you tried other pandora tools? Also, use the nand checker (can't remember the name) to see if it can find faults...
     
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    I was afraid of that lol. Thanks for trying tho. I have asked around on a couple other forums nothing seems to work. Using the Test M33 function lets me do most of the stuff I want to do anyway. (ISO, emulators, and PSX.)
     
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    Hi, wanna let me try, i can be contacted at 97207217. I do hardware as well if software dont work.
     

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