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Recovering from fatal file mismanagement

We have a PSP that a friend was going to place some "custom firmware" on and in doing so he managed to brick the PSP. All we get now is a blank screen when it is powered up. I have the PSP Media Manager program but we are not able to make any access changes on the PSP so basically we are stuck. Is there any way to recover from this disaster? Please help if possible.

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  • ozzydajugalo Sep 22, 2008

    pretty much the same problem. all i get is the green light for about 15 seconds with a blank screen.

  • Rob Selvy
    Rob Selvy Nov 24, 2008

    Hi, first I want to thank you for offering assistance in repairing my
    friends bricked PSP. You mentioned that I need a Pandora battery, can
    you please tell me what the Pandora battery is? I made a battery pack
    using 4 AAA battery's for a back-up battery, will that work? my second
    question is what is the MMS you mentioned?

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Yea, the psp is bricked, u need a MMS and a pandora battery to reinstall the firmware on it.

give the PSP back to your friend and tell him/her to fix it, or borrow his/her pandoras battery and a MMS and attempt to do it your self.

if youre affraid youll get it worse, go to pspmod.com, and chill in the chat room for a lil while, because everyone who has any problems with their PSPs goes there. there are plenty of people there who are ready to help you with any problems you might experience with PSPs. im a member, and i help others all the time free of charge. you just have to find me at the right time.

my user name on the site is the same as it is here. (Zoo York Rep)

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