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Is my psp bricked ?

So I tried to put old firmware on my psp so that I could play homebrewed games. However something happened a couple days later and the psp when I turn it on the green light stays on and the only way for me to turn it off is to take out the battery pack.

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When I turn it up, only the green light comes and stays for about 10 seconds, no display or sound. what can i do?

I guess your PSP is bricked. Have you done either of the following;
1.) Update PSP Firmware and interrupted it before it finished 2.) Installed a Custom Firmware (CFW) to play homebrew (games in Memory Stick)
If yes, it's certain that your PSP is bricked. There are easy ways to unbrick your PSP depending on your PSP version and MotherBoard. If you need help in unbricking your PSP, please give the following detail;
1.) Slim or Phat 2.) PSP Version (1000, 2000, 3000) 3.) MotherBoard (if available)
If you have known your MoBo to be a TA088v3, consider bringing it back to S0ny for MoBo replacement or have it replaced if you can buy one. Consider a new MoBo that is not a TA088v3 like TA085 or TA088v2 because these boards have recovery menu when installed with CFW.

May 31, 2011 | Sony PSP (Piano Black)

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How to download a firmware 5.55

If you're referring to Official S0ny Firmware, it's in your PSP menu. You should connect your PSP to internet to do this update. It's a guided procedure so you would not have difficulties in doing so.
If you're planning to install ChickHen and Custom Firmware to your PSP to play Homebrew games, think twice. You should know the consequences of possibly "Bricking" your PSP. Things to put into consideration are (a) Your PSP version, some 200 series and the all 3000 SHOULD not be installed with CFW because they cannot be fixed once bricked. (b) Your MotherBoard version, if you have PSP 2000, make sure that your MoBo is lower than TA088v3. If not, DO NOT try ChickHen. Just a warning though.

May 30, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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How to get psp games

Try these steps : 1.
Check to see if you have the right firmware. Firmware is the proprietary operating system the PSP requires for functioning. You need Firmware 1.0 or 1.5 to download free games on a PSP. These versions allow you to play PSP homebrews; later versions have protections that avoid use of non-commercial PSP games.
To check your PSP's firmware, press the PSP's "Home" button. Scroll down and select "Settings." From there, select "System Information." The firmware information can be found in the section where it says "System Software." If this section has the number 1.0 or 1.50, you'll be able to play PSP homebrews. If the number is higher, you won't be able to download free games on a PSP.
Format a PSP memory stick. The size of the memory stick doesn't matter since most PSP homebrews are relatively small. Insert the memory stick into the slot located on the left side of the PSP, where the directional buttons are. Pop open the cover and slide the memory stick in, making sure it's face up and follows the direction of the white arrow.
Press the "Home" button and go into the "Settings" section. Scroll down and select "Systems Settings." In the next screen, continue scrolling down until you can select "Format Memory Stick." The PSP will ask you if you want to format the memory stick. Answer "Yes," and the PSP will format the memory stick within just a few seconds.
Download free PSP games onto your computer. Sites like PSP Brew, UR PSP and contain tons of free PSP games. And the downloading process is pretty much the same. You either select an option to download, or you right-click on the file and use "Save As" for downloading. Visit the sites to gain a better understanding; links are provided at the end of this article.
Unzip the files. Usually, when you download free PSP games, you receive files in a compressed (or zipped), format. This allows a developer to send larger files without the hassle of breaking them up into pieces. However, before you can use these games, you will have to unzip them so you can have access to the individual files.
To unzip files, you need to use an unzipping utility. Windows comes with one, and it's relatively easy to use since you just select options from a Wizard. But if you prefer something more sophisticated, consider using WinZip, for the PC, or Stuffit, for Macs. Both of these programs can be downloaded free, though the legal version of WinZip only offers a 30-day trial. Either way, unzipping is as simple as selecting "Extract" and entering in the name of the file you want your games in.
Connect your PSP to the computer via a USB cable. Make sure you place the smaller end of the USB cable into your PSP. Place the larger end into any of the USB ports available on your computer.
Switch to USB mode. The PSP cannot communicate with your computer unless it is in USB mode. This is accomplished by pressing the "Home" button, scrolling towards "Settings" and then selecting "USB Connection."
Transfer the games onto your PSP. This step is the heart of downloading free games onto your PSP, and it is simple. With your PSP connected to your computer, take whatever games you plan on downloading and place them into the PSP > GAME folder. If this folder doesn't appear automatically, you can create one by "right-clicking" in the PSP directory and then entering in the name "Game."
Run the games you downloaded. After you have installed the desired games onto your PSP, disconnect the device from your computer. In the main menu, scroll to the "Game" section. Select the "Memory Stick" option. The PSP homebrews you downloaded will be contained here. Highlight one of them and press "X." Assuming the homebrew is coded properly and you have the right firmware, it should run just like a commercial PSP game.
In case of any problem please revert back

May 22, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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How to fir my PSP after the "error EBOOT.PBP"shows in my psp screen?

here is a list of codes to help you. 80020148 - Unsupported PRX type | This error also seems to appear when you are running an iso with a fake mem. stick 98765432 - Selected a language who's font has been removed. DAX FW ONLY ERROR! 8001006F - Remote Play connection error. Most likely when no PS3 is sending a signal over your network. 800200D1 - Ran homebrew without Homebrew enabled firmware. 8002014C - Ran kxploited homebrew without Homebrew enabled firmware. 80020321 - Ran a game that doesn't support NO-UMD* (DAX FW ONLY!) 80110404 - Network error, try restore default settings to fix CA000005 - keys.bin not found when trying to run a PS1 game. 80000004 - its just a general error code that the PSP spits out when it doesn't understand something... could mean anything really. 80110307 - Load Failed There is no Data available 80010002 - puting the POPS EBOOT in the wrong folder
You haven't enabled Autorun Program at /PSP/GAME/BOOT/EBOOT.PBP have you?

Feb 09, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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I download psp games on my p.c then try and put them onto my psp but it says no capatable with it..wat shall i do?

you need custom firmware like

custom firmware

oficial firmware

which psp do you have i could help you use homebrew but i wont if you are going to play games on it of the internet as that is illegal

Sep 21, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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How can i put hole games on psp for free with no custum firewire

This is not possible for free, for a low charge you can get alot games from playstation network.

The original Sony firmware also won't run homebrew software, it will only run the games bought from Playstation Network and original UMD's

If you want to play backuped game and homebrew, you still have to flash custom firmware on your psp.

Sep 20, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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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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Nov 06, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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About costom firmware

simply, yes. custom firmware is hacking into your PSP to let you play games off your memory stick and run programs called "homebrew", all custom firmwareing is is unlocking the potential of your PSP to the max it can go.
Basically:  You can play games you download, Run Homebrew and etc.
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Aug 23, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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