PSP brick - what kinds are there and how to unbrick?

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Gintoki Sakata, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Gintoki Sakata
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    Hello tempers,

    I can buy a PSP Go from someone for just 30€ but he says the PSP Go doesn't play games anymore. You can get to the home menu and such but booting a game is not possible. I want to ask if his PSP Go has a software brick and how I can possibly unbrick it. Thank you.
     
  2. naved.islam14

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    I don't think you can.
     
  3. xist

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    That's not a brick as it boots. That's also not enough info to ascertain if it actually has something wrong with it.
     
  4. Gintoki Sakata
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    Do you know what kind of brick this is? Do you perhaps have a link to a doc?
     
  5. The_Dragons_Mast

    The_Dragons_Mast GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    We need more details on how he can't launch games . Does the home menu freeze once he boots or he gets an error when trying to boot games or what eactly ?
     
  6. Foxi4

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    It's likely that you will be able to save it this way or another as long as it "boots". As the others stated, it would be really nice if you told us exactly what happens when games are being booted - does it display an error code? Does it just freeze? What happens?
     
  7. Gintoki Sakata
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    I don't know exactly what happens when games are being booted. He said games just don't work and he don't know why. I asked him for more details but haven't recieved a reply yet.

    Still, what could possibly be the reason that games don't work? I don't know how the PSP Go works internally. Does a documentation about PSP bricks and problems exist?
     
  8. Foxi4

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    It's sort of hard to diagnose something without knowing the symptoms. As far as a "database of bricks and semi-bricks" is concerned, most people just use Google. When they know the symptoms.
     
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    He's on OFW and trying to run unsigned ISO's
    He's on CFW and has bad ISO's
    He's on CFW and using an incorrect ISO driver
    He has games in the wrong places on his internal memory
    He's lost the license file for his PSN purchased games
    etc etc.....

    Until he tells you what firmware it's on, what he's done to it in the past, what's caused this problem, what games he's trying, where he's put them, whether he's messed around with anything "risky" etc etc....you're in the dark.

    It's not bricked though.
     
  10. chaosdarkneo

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    I'm pretty sure it's not bricked, and fixable. I'm likely thinking he just is trying to run downloaded ISOs on OFW.

    HE might also have changed the ISO loader unknowingly - EASILY fixable.
     
  11. MadHouse38

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    Yeah what chaosdarkneo said. Just make sure you go into CFW.