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Psp updates my psp is running 3.03 firmware i have all the up dates stored on my pc i put the up date s like it says in the game folder then in a folder called up dates but when i run them all i get is a message saying the came can not be started  please help

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  • baran Nov 24, 2007

    ive been trying to update my psp for 5 days now and am running out of sanity

  • baran Nov 25, 2007

    when i try running any of the updates even when theres no disk in all i get is a message saying this game can not be started and when i try running the game all i get is a message saying the game could not be started [ 80020148 ] even when i try useing the pc it just will not update
    it wont connect to the net useing the wireless connection or i whould have just used that so far nothing has worked and im slowly loseing my sanity trying to sort it

  • baran Nov 25, 2007

    didnt wort im still havein the same priblem i try and run the update an all it says is the game could not be started
    ive tryed it wit the game in and out with the same results it just wont up date
    all i want to do is go from 3.52 and it just wont have any of it

  • baran Nov 26, 2007

    my old umds work ok its only the new one that is haveing a problem ive been told that i should downgrade the firmware and try again but im not sure how to do this

  • baran Nov 26, 2007

    my old umds work ok its only the new one thats a problem .

    ive been told i should down grade the firmware and then try updateing but im not shure how to do thid

  • baran Nov 26, 2007

    i keep getting a message saying the game could not be started dadadada when i try and up date

  • baran Nov 27, 2007

    ok il take it back but does it mean that theres alot of games that could not work on my psp or should i consider getting anouther 1

  • baran Nov 28, 2007

    the game is called squad commander by thq it looks to be a great game but i just cant get it to run and am thinking of just getting a new psp

  • robinson marcelus Dec 10, 2007

    sunday i bought nba 2008. i tried to play it and it would work. the game had a update on it. ihad a 3.40oe. i needed a 3.51 before i could play it. it wouldnt work. it keep saying "the game can not be started" i dont know what to do

  • DADADADAscks Dec 27, 2007

    literally 1 hour ago i bought ratchet and clank size matters, and i cant play it because ive got the DADADADA thing? is there anything i can do?

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    the game could not start



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Hi Baran,

You are toying with a serious chance of Bricking your PSP. Before you update, plug up the power cord to the PSP. These updates once you get them started, may take longer than you have battery. The Game disc should have the update on it. Plug your power cord up and follow the games directions. Do not try to use the PC.

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    Greg Stokes Nov 25, 2007

    Turn the PSP off, then try pressing the R button and the power on at the same time. This may reset some problems.

  • Greg Stokes
    Greg Stokes Nov 25, 2007

    Will your other UMD's play ok?

  • Greg Stokes
    Greg Stokes Nov 27, 2007

    Hi Baran,

    I think you should stop using that UMD, take it back and get a refund. You are going to Brick your PSP and you will not be able to play any games then. I am sorry that your PSP will not play that game, but it is putting you dangerously close to Bricking your PSP. Its not worth it dude. Dont even think of Downgrading.

  • Greg Stokes
    Greg Stokes Nov 27, 2007

    It is probably just that one Baran. Lets cross out fingers. Also tell me which game and some details of the games maker. Thank you.



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