So, I need help. I got a PSP-2001 from a friend, and he said i could have it if i was able to get it working. Cool, easy, no problem.... But now I am stuck. The main issue with it is that when you turn it on, it shows the date, time, and battery life left, freezes, then proceeds to shut off. From what I read that means a bad firmware install/update. So i decided that i would just update it, roadblock 1 appeared, no recovery mode. This puppy has not had any Custom Firmware installed, and thus i was unable to get into a recovery mode. Well i figured i could get around that with a pandora battery. So i bought one from here (http://www.pandorasales.com/) dunno if it is a good site or not, but i got my battery today, used the pandora battery guide to make an Magic Memory Card, and when i hold the trigger i get a black screen.... I am so lost, i did everything it stated, i went out and found the 5.00 firmware, and now i am at the point where i would be happy updating it to 6.60. My only thoughts are that it could be my memory stick, but it is a sandisk 4gb magic gate stick, so it should work right? Anyway, please help me, i really want to get this psp back up and running, custom firmware or not.