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TWO BRICKED PSPS pls help.

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by trydowave, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. trydowave

    trydowave Member

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    Hi. I have two bricked psps... I mentioned the first one in a previous post. I'm making a new post now as the situation has changed.

    PSP 1 - symptoms: PSP starts but XMB is useless. Only a few buttons do something but not correctly and it shuts down going blank. Recovery mode just about works but sometimes the screen goes blank on that too.

    PSP 2 - symptoms: Black screen. You can hear sound but no XMB and no recovery mode.

    I'd like to get any firmware as long as it has emulation support.

    Regards
    Tony

    I own Phat PSP 1000s and a pandora battery that I've never used. The thing never charged.
     
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    PSP 2 isn't bricked, the screen is defective. PSP 1 might not be bricked either but rather be malfunctional due to corrosion or other hardware related problems, the quality of the components used by Sony is quite low. Just build the screen of PSP 1 into PSP 2 and you should have atleast one working PSP.
     
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    I'm not sure Eisherz. I remember, before the PSP 2 screen went blank it was having a fit. The buttons weren’t working etc. Even though PSP 2 turns on you should be able to hear the clicking sounds when navigating xmb but that's no longer the case.

    I have a Pandora battery. It holds no charge and is not recognised in settings. I can no longer check this as only recovery mode (irregularly) works on PSP 1.

    Cheers
    Tony
     
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    If the second PSP was bricked you wouldn't hear sound, it would just show the green light for a few seconds and then turn off automatically.
    But seriously, with PSP 1000 I simply wouldn't bother, they are just too old. Even if you manage to fix the current problem you never know when the next problem appears. The first PSP 1000 were released in December 2004 (US: March 2005), which means by now your consoles might be (almost) eight years old.
     
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    I have to try as I'm penniless. I don't have the option of buying a newer PSP.
     
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    Eisherz. I am unable to use hellcat in recovery menu as the cursor dosent go up and down. I cant get off the first screen.
    I think my only option is to somehow put an ofw update into a folder, name recovery and then put it into psp/game and then active it from recovery mode. Cant get this to work yet though... dont know if im doing it right.
    I do have a pandora battery. But the thing dosent seem to want to charge. Not sure if its a dud.
    Cheers
    Tony
     
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    Maybe it is already fully charged? Do you have a Magic Memory Stick?
     
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    I have a spare stick so i can make one...
    when i unplug the PSP with the pandora battery in it the thing just turns off.
     
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    Ok, that may be a problem. Try making a MMS and use the pandora battery with the charger connected. If that doesn't work, you need a new pandora battery. I am not sure if Dealextreme and so on still sells them.
     
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    Hi. Just got a new pandora battery and made a MMS stick.

    PSP 1: Successfully downgraded to 1.50 and menus fulyl working again.
    Recovery menu no longer accessible. Tried following video about jumping from FM 1.50 to 5.00 m33-4 using hellcat's recovery. Still gets stuck on menu screen. Cant navigate buttons. Will probarbly need to install all Firmwares one by one again.
    Got a fwe question. Do I use OFWs or CFW? Plus all links seem to be dead nowadays. for the firmwares and the other necessary tools.

    PSP 2: Bricked still. Put in pandora battery and the screen remains blank. Don't know what to do with this one.

    Any help and a point towards some working links would be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
    Tony
     

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