My PSP is bricked...

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Selxis, Feb 19, 2008.

Feb 19, 2008

My PSP is bricked... by Selxis at 3:41 PM (2,444 Views / 0 Likes) 20 replies

  1. Selxis
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    OK, before you say "Serves you right!" - I want to make it clear that I never tried any custom firmware or downgrades or any other homebrew on my PSP. I followed the official updates and only played legal games. And BOOM, one day it just happened...

    Now my question to you guys is, am I able to fix this brick myself without having to screw up my PSP (litterly) or blow any money on any hardware that will unbrick it?

    I've followed various youtube links on how to do it, but I can't access any recovery screen or anything.


    Help! [​IMG] Thanks in advance to those kind souls who offer help.
    I have the old (fat) model by the way. [​IMG]
     


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    "Serves you right!" So you have tried the Pandoras Battery mod/trick/hack?
     
  3. Selxis
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    I haven't really researched that, mate. Is it possible to do on your own with just your PC/internet and PSP at disposal?

    I heard you needed another PSP for it at least?
     
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    I am so sorry, but I have been reading around and i have to say I am 95% new at this psp homebrew stuff lol so I am just doing alot of video seeing/Forum Reading
     
  5. Selxis
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    It's okay.


    Anyone else has any tips/tricks? Otherwise I guess I'm screwed.
     
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    Supervisor raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    The only thing you can do is use Pandora's Battery...

    In this case having a CFW on PSP might have helped, as you could try to get into the Recovery Menu and recover your PSP... But seeing that your PSP was only running OFW, you need a Pandora's Battery and a Magic Stick.

    There are a lot of guides out there, just search for them [​IMG]
     
  8. Selxis
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    I read the readme file and here's a problem:

    "- A PSP with a Custom Firmware such as OE, M33 or WC, or a PSP with
    the 1.5 original kernel."


    so I guess that's not going to work.
     
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    Serves you right [​IMG]

    Anyway, if you haven't downgraded it, just send it back to Sony and they should fix it...
    Otherwise there's no way around the Pandora's battery...
    If you don't know anyone else with a PSP, you can buy the Datel MAX Power TOOL for ~ $25:
    http://uk.codejunkies.com/Products/PSP-MAX...__EF000536.aspx
     
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    If it happen during an update and your psp is under warranty then you should send it to sony, my friend's psp bricked when he was updating his firmware (OFW) from the Marvel game UMD. The only alternatives I can think of are either finding a friend with a PSP that has CFW or buying the Datel Tool Battery (or any battery already using pandora), you can also look at this http://forums.qj.net/f-psp-pandora-discuss...elp-118833.html
     
  11. Selxis
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    One of my friends has a regular PSP. I'm confused about this whole Pandora thing though.

    Are we able to fix this problem with the following at disposal;
    1) A bricked PSP (mine)
    2) A friends PSP with ordinary firmware
    3) PC/Internet
    4) Cables that connects the PSP to the PC
    ...?

    My apologies for perhaps sounding a little dumb. [​IMG]
     
  12. Hideki-kun

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    Is your warrenty still valid? It runs out after a year. (Btw, I was on the PSP scene about 2 years ago, [​IMG])
     
  13. Selxis
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    My warranty is outdated now by a long shot, unfortunately.
     
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    Ah, man, you shoulda downgraded mate, then you could have used Pandora's battery.
     
  15. Selxis
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    So I'm fucked? Oh boy, the only thing left is to pay up like $100 for a repair from a shop.
     
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    Yes, but ONLY if your friend's firmware is old enough, which is unlikely if he's not into the homebrew stuff...
    It'd also take some work to downgrade your mate's PSP down to 1.5, install a custom firmware, create a Pandora's battery, unbrick your PSP and then convert the Pandora's battery back to a regular battery...
    You're definitely better off just buying the Datel Tool, it's not that expensive and you'll never have to fear bricking your PSP again...much better than buying a new PSP, isn't it? [​IMG]
     
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    No, it will work. You DO NOT need a PSP with custom firmware. Heck, you don't even need a PSP. You just need a spare battery, a 2GB or less memory stick pro duo, and a memory stick reader (or the PSP).

    The battery can be made by popping open the battery case and clipping a leg off an IC. This ruins the battery for normal use, but it's a permanent Pandora. There are countless guides out there to do this sort of thing.

    The memory stick is more difficult, but despite what you may read, you can make it without a PSP. The problem is that the files you need are illegal and aren't just publicly posted somewhere. You'll need the KD and Registry directories from a PSP's flash as well as msipl.bin. You might even be able to find an already-installed copy of Des Cem V4 that you can just copy over to a properly formatted (with mspsformat) memory stick.

    Don't ask me to give files to you, either on here or in PMs because I will not.
     
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    for $25 or whatever the local modder charges, they can fix this for you andi n the process install cfw for you too.
     
  19. Friction Baby

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    Send me a battery and a mem stick and I will create what you need you pay shipping both ways, when you get it I will walk you through the process very easy. PM me if interested.
     
  20. Selxis
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    Our local modder(s) charges around $100.

    Also, I think I'll try the Datel Tool. So if I buy this Datel Tool, I just need to pop the battery in and run the PSP?
     

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