can you brick a psp

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Apr 20, 2008

can you brick a psp by SugaDaddy at 4:30 AM (1,315 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

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    without having custom firmware? my psp 1000 wont boot but has still charges the battery. im trying to get to the bottom of this but i cant figure it out
     
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    Yes you can. It has happened to some by updating with Sony's official firmware.
     
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    hey its u again lol. i did what u said in my other post, followed the power line to what i think is the fuse, which was popped off. when i hold it on to the motherboard the battery gets charged but still no green LEDs. i wasnt updating the psp either. do u think i blew the motherboard?
     
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    Well since the battery charges then you know the power line was messed up at one spot I have little doubt it was messed up elsewhere. There is probably a broken/missing part somewhere else that might not be as noticeable.
     
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    well the umd drive ribbon cable is broken, but shouldnt it still boot?
     
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    I mean components on the motherboard like another fuse, resistors, capacitors, etc.
     
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    this is getting too complicated for a noob lol

    what are resistors and capacitors?
     
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    Simply speaking:

    Resistors limit current through an electrical device so other electrical components don't get fried.

    Capacitors are sort of like short term batteries that gather up a charge for components to run off of.

    Basically it is lowlevel stuff that (as you are becoming aware of) isn't stuff noobies should really mess around with.
     
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    oh alright i gotcha ya lol thks for ur help, damn i guess ill have to get someone who knows what theyre doing to take a look at it.
     
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    Have you tried the Universal Unbricker? (Use TotalNewbi Easy Installer, it comes with it, and it's pretty awesome) BTW you need a Pandora's Battery (or Datel TOOL Battery, check Amazon or something) and a Magic Memory Stick.
     
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    I don't think he would, at this point he doesn't seem to be sure if it's a brick, or if it's a hardware malfunction.
     
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    would popping the fuse while the psp is on brick it?
     

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