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PSP WON'T BOOT AND LOST FIRMWARE - NEED TO RELOAD & HOW

Psp was downloading updates and battery was removed. Now PSP won't startup. Can the firmware be reloaded to the psp and if so, how?

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Reloading the firmware into a psp what won't start is called 'unbricking.'

I know that a pandoras battery will unbrick the phat psp-1001 model, but I have heard that it may not work to unbrick a slim. Since it's a paperweight now, it can't hurt to try, right?

You can create a service (pandora) battery and the 'magic' memory stick from any psp already running custom firmware. You can also buy them online, and if you look in the local classified ads website where you live, you can probably find people offering what they will call a downgrading service.

I cannot run through the steps here to create your own, but tutorials are all over the net and sites like youtube.

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3. The folder you need is GAME. Go in there and create a subfolder called UPDATE.

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* If you need other regional firmware you'll need to look for it yourself or tell me where you from.

7. Download the file in the above link to a convenient place such as your desktop. Then copy it to the recently created UPDATE folder.

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