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PSP Bricked? two weeks ago i recieved a psp from a friend, and yesterday i updated the version to 3.01, using someone elses router(i dont no who, i scanned for a connection and used it) The update worked fine... when i went to system settings to enable wma playing, it said i was disconnected from the connection i was using (linksys) , i tried it a few more times , but wasnt connected, i then put the usb cable into the psp(not the computer, the psp only) and next thing i know, when i turn it on the screen is blank and theres no sound, only the green light. i looked into it online, people say that it is bricked, but those reports say that the green light turns off after aprox. 20 sec. mine stays on. the only ways i can turn it off are removing the battery and holding the on switch up for 10 sec. is it bricked?? if so what caused it, and if its not bricked how can i fix it?? Thank you, Omar

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Re: PSP Bricked?

Brick has two signs

A. semi bricked - your are able to go in the recovery menu (open your psp and hold the right trigger in 5 seconds)
B. fully brick - u can't go to the recovery and not charging

A.semi- brick

  • Things you will need:
  • A psp and a pandora Battery
  • 1.first download this padora file
  • 2. go to recovery mode of your psp
  • 3. then press toggle usb
  • 4.format the memory stick
  • 5.put the padora files root of the psp
  • 6.put the pandora battery in the psp
  • the x button when you see a menu
  • 8.then follow the instructions shown on the screen on psp
  • 9.your done you can now delete the files!
  • congratulations!!
B.Fully bricked
  • Things that you will need:
  • Card reader/writter
  • Pandora battery

  • the pandora files that use in semi bricked
  • 2.use the card reader/writter
  • 3.fomat the memory stick
  • the pandora files in the root of the memory stick
  • 5.put the memory stick in the psp
  • 6.put the pandora battery in the psp
  • X button when u see a menu
  • 8.follow the instructions
  • 9.done u can now delete the files!

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Re: PSP Bricked?

The easiest way i can think of would be to use a Pandora battery and magic memory card. that should solve the problem.

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Re: PSP Bricked?

Might be a virus

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Umm if you plugged in a game and it started to download something well to tell you the truth it wasn't downloading anything it actually was upgrading the firmware due to the fact that newer games need newer firmware. The problem is that now you stopped an update by turning of the console while it was processing and you just activated the worst kind of hell in your psp. This is called getting your psp bricked. IF what you describe is correct then I'm correct and i'm sorry to tell you but the only way that you are going to be able to unbrick it is by using pandoras battery. But the problem with pandoras battery is that you need to have someone else with a psp v 1.5 or with a modded version.

Here is the place you should go to and you would just need to sign up and get all the info on it by searching its forums for Pandora's Battery.

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