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Psp Is Retarded

I pulled the battery out when it was installing an update, and now the green light comes on but no screen or anything. I've tried everything, but nothing works. Please help me!!!!!

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Re: Psp Is Retarded

You most likely 'bricked' your PSP.

You can NOT under ANY circumstances disconnect the power source of the device you are upgrading the firmware in while it's installing!

Your PSP is most assuredly DEAD. You'll need to contact SONY for support if it's still under warranty. I wouldn't recommend telling them that you disconnected the battery during a firmware update. They'll most likely tell you that you'll have to buy a new one.

Instead, tell them that it suddenly quit working and shut down in the middle of a firmware update.

The choice is yours. But it's definitely dead of you did exactly what you described.

Sorry... There is nothing that anyone here can do to help you with that one.

That just sucks.


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