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PSP dead after flash with FW 1.5

I flashed my PSP with !.5 Firmware . then it stopped powering on
just the green light on

doesn it has a solution


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Re: PSP dead after flash with FW 1.5

Hi Activic,

I believe you have bricked your PSP, and I am investigating recovery from Brick. Currently I am finding possible recovery on You tube. This sounds like a Trojan virus you downloaded. Did the screen say Hello World right before it died. If so, you got the trojan virus and it bricked your PSP. If you have the receipt, send it to Sony. You can call them, but it is always busy at 1800 345 7669, and if you cant get in by phone, go to to contact them.

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If you are playing games from custom firmware then follow these steps:-

1) take out your psp battery
2)put on charge direct from charger(make sure the battery is not in psp)
3)turn on psp holding right trigger to move on psp recovery menu.
4)reset all flash settings(it's somewhere in advanced tab)
5)after resetting fullt turn off psp and put psp battery in and turn on here you go.

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  • Update to 3.71M33-4 are installed to the ‘GAME’ folder from the XMB.
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on Mar 06, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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I accedentally delete files on flash 0,then my psp suddenly turned off and poof!!!!! i can't acces everything on it.i turned it on but it was just a green light(power LED indicator).help!!!

1st your get a 1 gig memory stick and an a extra battery, then you make the battery a pandora, either by hard modding it or buying a low volt pandora from internet. then you download a file onto your psp memory stick google "magic memory stick" it should contain a new firmware either custom or ofw. then you put your pandora battery in the psp with the mem stick, then turn on the psp while holding one of the recovery buttons on my psp 1001 its the right bumper. hold that till you get the recovery menu then you should see an option that says "Install Custom firmware" or "Install Original Firmware" select the one you want, then bam your flashed files that are needed to run your psp is back on your flash 0, plus if you wanna download free psp games and roms your able to run them on your new modded psp but you have to select CFW in order to run mods.

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Psp power indicater lights up green but does no turn on.

It's probably bricked (dead). We need to know what's your last activity before it bricked. Mostly, bricked PSP is due to interruption during firmware update. Or when you install a CFW (Customized Firmware) by using ChickHen.
If your PSP is the slim type, you need to know what type of Motherboard it has. You will be lucky if you don't have a PSP with TA088v3 MoBo. Since you can no longer turn on your PSP, you will have no chance knowing the MoBo. But this procedure below is worth the try;
1.) Turn off your PSP by pressing the power button at least 10 seconds and green light is gone. 2.) While turned off, do one of the following until you boot into Recovery Mode;
a.) press the "R" button and hold it while pressing the power button. b.) press both "L" and "R" button and hold it while pressing the power button.
3.) If you are successful booting your PSP into recovery mode, google on how to recover your flash0 file...

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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!

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It seems that your PSP is already bricked. Have you tried flashing the custom firmware again?

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Try taking the battery out and plugging it into the wall with only the charger and see if it turns on. does The green light came on?.

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If you know another PSP user , try using their battery on your PSP to see if it is a faulty battery. Does it work on the AC Cable? If not it then it could be power line fault and will need repair

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