C'ant access vsh or recovery menu

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  1. mimi-dono
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    Hello everybody, as you can see in the title i can't access my menu! Holdind R while power up my psp doesn't work, pressing select doesn't open my recovery menu too! And my home button been switched to the screen and sound button which are before select button(while in game, i need to press one of these button to see the exit menu).
    My psp: 3003 6.60 pro-c
     


  2. Foxi4

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    There is a failsafe combination allowing you to enter OFW mode, hold the HOME button and perform a cold boot.
     
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    a cold boot? sorry i don't understand...
     
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    Power the device off fully, to be sure you can remove the battery. Pull the memory stick out in case it's faulty too. Connect the charger, hold HOME down, power the PSP up with the power switch and do not release the HOME button until you get to the XMB.
     
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    it doesn't work! it still runs normally like i don't press the home button.
     
  6. Ozito

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    This seems very odd to me, is there any such registry hack?
    Couldn't it just be a hardware problem?

    Have you exposed it to water somehow or maybe dropped it?
     
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    What do you mean by running normally? Does it boot? To CFW or OFW? Did you try holding down the screen/note button since they switched with HOME? Be more descriptive.
     
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    No water but i dropped it two times....


    I tried but the two of them but it doesn't work. It still to 6.60 OFW ( i think without a pro next to it, it called OFW)
    Somoene said that maybe the vsh menu isn't enabled in recovery menu but since mine doesn't work...
     
  9. Ozito

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    Well if you are running OFW (Original Firmware) then it's not strange that you are having problems with the VSH menu since you need to install a CFW (Custom firmware).

    But you should have those buttons checked first.

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    Do you know how to check your system info?
    Settings
    System settings
    System information

    Report back with "system software" version
     
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    Don't have money right now....
    So about the OFW what do i need to do ? Use a pro fast recovery to have 6.60 pro?
     
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    Well first thing first, have you ever tried to flash your psp before?
    I'll let Foxi4 help you with the flashing process he seems a lot more experienced in that sector.
     
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    It's exactly what's supposed to happen - you were supposed to boot into official firmware, which should disable all possible plugins. If the buttons are still switched then either you used some form of a registery hack to re-assign buttons or there's some form of hardware damage/misconnection involved.

    To enter CFW, and by proxy also the Recovery Menu and VSH on a non cIPL-compatible PSP running 6.60, you have to use Fast Recovery which is a part of the Pro-C package for your firmware. Here's a link to the 6.60 PRO-C2 installation package, it has everything you need to enter those menus.

    Technically all Fast Recovery tools should work the same, but if the one from this package does not, simply install PRO-C2 over your Custom Firmware, it features some improvements over the older C package. If you'll have any problems with the installation process, feel free to post.
     
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    I never done it.

    I have the PRO-C3 fix, do i need PRO-C2?
    And concerning the registery hack, i never done it! I only played with my psp until one morning when i noticed that my button switched. Maybe i played too many japanese games... snif...
     
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    You probably have PRO-C Fix 3, which is an older version than C2 and has been deprecated - the firmware isn't even on the Google Code page anymore. C2 is the most recent and installing that would probably do you good either way.
     
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    ok i will try now
     
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    Select still not working and the button too ! No recovery and vsh too!
     
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    Did you use Fast Recovery after you installed the CFW?
     
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    yes
     
  19. Ozito

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    Well since you are having problems with the buttons you should be fixing that.

    You might be trying to fix something that doesn't need to be fixed.

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    If you feel comfortable with a screwdriver and a guide you should try to fix it yourself. First check if the connection is good otherwise you should consider buying replacement part.
     
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    Huh... well, that's a pickle indeed. Are you a 100% sure that you installed the CFW correctly? Can you guide me through the process? Step by step - what you're doing and what it says on the screen.
    If he wants to have any chance at accessing or editing the registry, he needs to be running CFW.