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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.

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For psp what does bricked mean


"Brick" means corrupting your Firmware, the system that makes your PSP run. Bricking can be caused by either "interrupted update of firmware" or attempt to install "PSP Hacks" also known as Jailbreaks or Custom Firmware (CFW).
Some PSP Models can be revived when bricked by using a system called "Recovery Menu" which becomes available when the PSP was running a CFW before it bricked. Another way of unbricking a PSP including those that runs Original Firmware is using Pandora Battery and a Magic Memory Stick.
However, there are PSP MOdels that cannot be unbricked. These are the PSP 2000 Slim that have the Motherboard TA088v3 and other higher end. The worst PSP Motherboard is the TA088v3 because once bricked, PSP becomes a lovely paperweight without game functions and possibility to be revived.

Jun 09, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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"Hack your PSP" guide




1.)Here are some termins i will use:
OFW-Original firmware,this is your system software
CFW-Custom Firmware,Modified firmware
HEN-Homebrew(home-made)enabler,this is much like a CFW without some features and its not permanent this means its gone after a hard reboot(taking out the battery or completly shutting down the system)
XMB-CrossMediaBar your PSP menus
PANDORA battery-a modified battery that allows you to put your PSP in service mode and do wathever you want with it its used for unbricking,downgrading and installing CFW.
BRICK-Its when you mess with your system software and damage it,its called flashing,its called a BRICK since your PSP becomes useless as a brick.
2.)PSP 1000 (FAT/PHAT)
This is wath it looks like:
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ANY PSP 1000 is hackble
Ways of hacking:
1.You can use a Pandora Battery that you have to buy
*how to use a Pandora Battery:after you buy a Pandora and a MMS(Magic Memory Stick) insert them in your PSP and you shoud see a menu with CFW you have on your MMS.
2.)CFW or HENs depending on your firmware you can use CFW or HEN without pandora.
PSP 2000 with non V3 MOTHERBOARDS:SAME as PSP 1000
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PSP 2000v3/3000/Go:

maxim615_2.jpg3000

maxim615_3.jpgGo

1.)On the 2000 and 03g 3000 you can have LightCFW or HEN
on 4g 3000 and GO you can have only HENs
CFWs:5.03 GEN,6.35 PRO-B,5.50 GEN
HENs:6.20 TN HEN

LINKS: http://www.psp-hacks.com/file/2052 6.35 PRO-B
http://www.psp-hacks.com/file/2046 6.20 TN-C
http://www.psp-hacks.com/2009/12/15/psp-custom-firmware-5-50-gen-d3-and-5-03-gen-c-for-hen-released/ 5.50 and 5.03 GEN

on Mar 01, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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How to hack a psp without pandora ?


Since ChickHEN is out PSP-2000 owners with a TA88v2 or less or a TA90v1 motherboard now have the option to now install Custom Firmware without the need of a Pandora battery.We have put together a Easy installer that contains everything you’ll need. Hellcats Recovery flasher, ChickHEN, PSP firmware update 5.00.
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Warning make sure you only try this on a PSP that will accept PSP Custom Firmware flashing (Custom IPL) otherwise you will brick your PSP!!! PSP-3000’s will not take CFW. Check your PSP will take CFWhere. Or run ChickHEN first, then when ChickHEN is loaded run PSPident from the Game XMB menu. (PSPIdent with install with this easy installer)
Steps to install CFW on a PSP Slim without a Pandora battery.

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1. Check and triple check you have a hackable PSP that will accept
custom firmware flashing without resulting in a BRICKED PSP. Make sure you have a PSP with a TA88v2 or below only + or TAv90v1. If your PSP has a TA88v3 or above or is a PSP-3000 DO NOT proceed!!! You will brick your PSP.
Run the installer and point it to your Memory stick Pro Duo root.
2. If you don’t have don’t have PSP firmware 5.03. Get that here: PSP Firmware 5.03 Make a folder called UPDATE in your PSP/GAME folder and place the eboot in there on your memory stick pro duo.
3. Now lets run ChickHEN to have a homebrew enabled environment. In your PSP go to photo then click the ChickHEN photo and wait. If the PSP jams, please retry. If it flashes colours and reboots you have loaded ChicKHEN. Check your system info to be sure it say’s 5.03 ChickHEN R2. If you need help getting ChickHEN to run please visit this post.
4. Now with your PSP rebooted in ChickHEN go to your PSP XMB game menu and run Hellcats Recovery and install 5.00 M33!!! Your PSP will reboot, follow the instuctions to install PSP Custom Firmware 5.00 M33. After your done you can update to 5.00 M33-6
Easy ChickHEN CFW installer (Without Pandora) (27.9 MiB,)

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on Mar 10, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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My friend delete the flash 0 and flash 1 file from the hard of psp so it work with balnk screen and green light for 40 s so how can i enter to the hard and put the file or restore the firmware "the...


If you are on a PSP 3000, you are screwed, PSP is bricked, and can NOT be fixed. If you are on custom firmware, on a fully hacked PSP 1000 or 2000, you can use HellCat's Recovery Flasher to restore the semi-brick. You have to get a Pro Duo > SD convertor, and get HellCats onto your memory stick, then run it from recovery.

Good Luck!

Jan 31, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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How to install psp version 6.20 on a psp 3000?


If you are already above this firmware, it seems you are out of luck. A friend with a modified PSP could make you a pandora battery, but with the PSP 3000 you have to be extremely careful not to brick it. I suggest, if you want custom firmware, selling it and getting a different model of PSP, or looking up some files/readmes on QJ.net.

Oct 02, 2010 | Sony PSP-3000 Black Console

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Free PSP games


The only way to get downloaded PSP games to work is to have custom firmware. Custom Firmware also dont brick your PSP unless you interrupt your PSP while upgrading your PSP.

Jun 05, 2009 | Sony PSP (Piano Black)

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Custom firmware


a custom firmware is just a hacked version of it. you can just Google and find places to download them. also be aware using firmware that's not from Sony could brick your psp.

Jun 04, 2009 | Sony PSP (Piano Black)

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Psp


you have bricked your psp usually done by a crash in an update look into a pandora battery do not try to make one yourself and get you also need a magic memory stick look them uo on google but do not fall for scams if you shop online

Apr 18, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim...

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I bought a new psp n cant play games on it by memory stick


Hi,
Yes '4.21' is the PSP's preloaded firmware. You are wanting Custom Firmware (CFW), so you can avoid paying for the expensive games, I guess.
This is an extremely fraught process involving hacking the PSP's battery, downloading files like POPSLoader and CXMB which are, in turn, difficult to find, and perilously difficult to install without bricking your PSP, then you need to use 'Recovery' and 'CWCheat', and this is just the process of readying the PSP for use..
Then you have to be able to get games, and get them onto your machine. This is another process with many careful steps..

I suggest you go and find a PSP-modding forum and look at walkthroughs of the entire process before you even begin thinking about tackling this yourself. And if you still think it's possible for a PSP newbie to attempt this, then get reliable help from the forums or someone you know personally, who knows what they are doing.

Otherwise you'll end up with a brick!

I won't expand any further, my friend, because while Fixya! is wonderful platform for sharing tips and guidance, it is not a platform for the legally dubious community of software modders, or a place where you'll ever be advised to take questionable risks with your products.

So go check out the PSP-modding forums and check youtube for how-to-guides, if you wish, but, seeing as you asked me, I advise you to get someone experienced with this process to do it for you, or to just leave it alone.

Good Luck :)

Chris (ziraffa)

Jan 12, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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