Basically i upgraded my own psp succesfully times comes to a mates and i bricked it. The story goes so far...FW 2.0 > 1.5 Success... - 1.5 - 3.03 OE-A - update maker done....dxar file created. - Running update completed successfully dxar file was validated and i was prompted to turn the psp off manually i dont know here what i did different. The AC was plugged in [and for some reason] i thought you couldnt do a manual turn off with the AC so i unplugged it and it didnt turn off so i pulled the battery out [i think] or somehow turned the psp off [like normal]but now the psp loads but stays @ a black screen reading the mem card constantly. I took the memcard out formatted it in another psp and tried again but now i have managed to get the recovery console up. But can't boot the eboot.pbp option have tried creating a recovery folder as found on many sites with the 1.5 FW renamed as UPDATE.PBP [and other various files] Doesnt work. -Also tried using dxar.file and eboot.pbp in psp\game\RECOVERY\ and running it doesnt work Just stays black and constantly reading the memory card but doesnt turn off as i have read before with other issues Also i can't flash any of files found within the Recov console states a read error or something similar. This was another alternative i cant try yet !!!! So is there a way to check the FW im on..etc -and it seems the problem lied within restarting the psp manually after everything was done takes the pi$$ because that's the last step apart from the firmware hack [where you replace your psp folder] And replace my flash files i have copies for 1.50 and 3.00 is that correct ?? Also looking to try this other method as well... http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/2/447329 Post - 16. January 2007 @ 16:56 Also can you confirm if my psp is bricked or semi bricked Many thanks for any help - appreciated !!