Slim and CFW problems--please help!

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Apr 6, 2008
  1. macgamer
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    Alright, I've read through a dozen guides, but am completely lost. Here's my situation:

    1. Slim PSP w/ 3.71 Sony FW
    2. PSP Fat Battery that I hard moded
    --I don't know if I did it correctly though. I cannot power up the PSP when I put the battery in, however, if I connect the PSP to AC power and then remove AC power the battery seems to power the PSP (green light stays on). Yet I cannot power down without taking out the battery.
    3. 4GB Sandisk Ultra II MS
    4. a "drag and drop" Magic Memory Stick file set
    --I have a mac and cannot make the MMS on my own

    So my issue is that whenever I power up the PSP (through AC power) it does nothing. The orange power light comes on (it's green when I disconnect AC), but nothing ever happens.

    Is this a problem with the battery or the MS or something else?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dermy

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    The psp should auto boot when you place the battery in it. I would check if you disconnected the pin in the battery all the way.

    Edit: Then again I softmodded my battery. I don't know if it should autoboot like a softmodded one. They should both work the same way.
     
  3. RyuKakashi

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    Hold L when booting with the battery.
     
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    Yep, I was sure to remove the pin completely.

    The battery doesn't auto-boot--does this mean I did the hardmod incorrectly?

    And Ryukakashi I have held the L button (and not) when placing the battery in and when connected to AC, but nothing different happens.
     
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    My battery didn't auto boot, but that might have been because I hardmodded the slim battery.

    I assume you already tried holding L and booting the PSP without the AC in. Or rather you can't because it won't boot without the AC.

    I don't think it's a problem with the memory stick, but I can't really help you with a phat battery. Sorry.
     
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    Yeah, I'm definitely more worried about the battery.

    My only concern about the memory stick is that it is drag and drop and not created with one of those programs.
     
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    You can be safer by running vmware or virtual pc. Or have a friend make it with one of the programs. I just remembered that the MMC has to be made with the PSP.
     
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    Yeah, I'll try to find a friend who'll let me use their PC. Does it have to be any special version of Windows? What's the name of the best program to use?

    EDIT: Oh and does anyone know if a 4GB Sandisk Ultra is an okay card or do I need a smaller one?
     
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    You've hardmodded it wrong, I'm afraid.
     
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    Don't use Vista to make a Magic Stick ... Magic Sticks made using Vista tend not to work properly.
     
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    I suggest using the Easy Installer because I have personally used it and it works perfectly. It's very user friendly and gives clear on-screen instructions. Just follow the guide and it should all work out fine (: I know that it works with Windows XP, but I've read that it may have trouble formatting properly under Vista.

    And about the memory stick: It should be fine; that's the same type that I used.

    Just so you know: just dragging and dropping the files won't work because the PSP will expect certain files to properly aligned in the memory stick for it to recognize it as 'genuine'.
     
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    There have been reports that 4gb causes issues, so to be safe use something else.
     
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    Can anyone else confirm this? Thanks.

    EDIT: Good news! I charged the battery and it now autoboots! Shouldn't be much of an issue now if I can get the memory stick to work.

    Would anyone who has CFW'd their slim mind linking to a good, easy to follow tutorial? I just want something simple so that I don't have to impose on my friend for very long while I try to follow a badly written tutorial.
     
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