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I cant update firmware!?

My psp entered a brick because my lil bro turned it off i asked my friends about pandoras battery one knew and had it he used it and my psp came back to life!! i officially updated the firmware back or tried to whenever i try to update my firmware to a higher firmware than 2.81 it goes there is somthing wrong with the [][]][][][[[][][][][][][][[][][][][ those squeres are in the text! im kinda ok beacause my psp works but id like a higher firmware version someone help i have a fat psp but with the latest motherboard.. please tell me how to fix this......

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For psp what does bricked mean

"Brick" means corrupting your Firmware, the system that makes your PSP run. Bricking can be caused by either "interrupted update of firmware" or attempt to install "PSP Hacks" also known as Jailbreaks or Custom Firmware (CFW).
Some PSP Models can be revived when bricked by using a system called "Recovery Menu" which becomes available when the PSP was running a CFW before it bricked. Another way of unbricking a PSP including those that runs Original Firmware is using Pandora Battery and a Magic Memory Stick.
However, there are PSP MOdels that cannot be unbricked. These are the PSP 2000 Slim that have the Motherboard TA088v3 and other higher end. The worst PSP Motherboard is the TA088v3 because once bricked, PSP becomes a lovely paperweight without game functions and possibility to be revived.

Jun 09, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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Psp black screen

Your PSP is bricked. I'm not 100% sure but Pandora's Battery should work on your Slim.

Nov 27, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim...

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I have psp 3004 and

well ur asking a lot here. 3004 arent that easy. sony is making sure people like me.. or us and my friends cant use the handy software provided by coders and hackers[thank them] well from my expertise i was lucky in that the person who first modded my psp 1001 had to turn my psp phat battery into a pandoras battery. His slim psp was already modded with a method he claimed and showed me that he cut one corner of a chip in the battery case which let him run the update software to mod it.. so with his software on his slimn psp and a computer program that installs pandora files threw usb connection he made my battery into a pandoras which i still have.

So know i can use it to mod psps!!!!!! and i have software that can turn phat psp batterys into pandoras no problem. i just put that batterty in mine phat psp 1001 and run the program pandora installer providedby ppdv1.0 and usedbattery options and hit pandorize battery. i tryed using a slim battery on my phat and that damaged the battery and had to buy my friend a new one..

So what im trying to get to is if you can get a pandoras battery then i can help you,.

my friend has a Slim psp 2001 and i put the same modded software and the same process with my phat and it worked! so as long as you get a pandoras battery then you can run the software!!! this site showed me how to mod a psp with a pandoras batterty i already had. its worked on every psp i have installed the software[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[warning WHEN INTSALLING MODDED SOFTWARE OR ANY UPDATE SOFTWARE FROM SONY YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PSP PLUGED IN AND A FULL BATTERY IF YOU DONT THE PSP MAY DIE AND MAY HAVE NO BRIAN{BRICKED} YOUVE BEEN WARNED}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} but also just start the update program

ok so i did this 1. got "net framework version 2.0" and run it! find it by using google! 2. I then installed the psp pandora deluxe version 1.0 like stated in the website 2. find the Officail firmwares OFW 1.50 OFW and 4.01 OFW.. there are plenty of good sites just google each firmware.

then start psp pamdora deluxe and make sure ur psp is connected threw usb connection and make sure you know the drive name of the psp and select the it and then go to 1.50 and chose the eboot file and then 4.01 eboot file and then check them and then check 1.50 noonz downgrader and the despertar cemtrenio v6 [4.01 mm33 2] and then set dcv6 to the left button and the others as you plz and then check format memory stick and then hit other options and check add 4.01 m33 1.50 addon and then check suppot tolls for pandora and then support for xmb and the chose to run and hit yes and wait and now you have a magic stick which now needs a pandoras battery like mine to use

so you need to find out how to make a slim battery into a pandoras batterty without help from a phat battery. try looking up ways to make a pandoras batterty using a program that runs while ur psp is in usb connection and then the program asks for what drive your psp is and you selct it and then run it accordling .. sorry so much info

Jul 08, 2009 | Sony PSP-3000 Black Console

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I mxed up

your psp is bricked. you need to unbrick it using a special battery and a memory card with an unbricking tool. A "pandora" battery. There you go, you have the key words.. now.. google is your friend bro. good luck!

Apr 26, 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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Bricked PSP

Pandora Battery or Pandora Magic Stick, is psp utility for universal psp unbricker-downgrader- and updater.. the latest version of its utility is DC7..

To create pandora battery you need a psp with custom firmware ready or you can makes its with your PC. The software is open source by psp homebrew development.. that mean its free of charge...

You can't use other battery except psp battery, because psp battery has internal decoding to boot your psp into recovery menu... and has 3 pin battery for it.

If you would like to create your pandora it self, you can find most of our tutorials (all about psp homebrews) at our blog at

Hopefully this be of some help/idea. Pls post back should you need additional information, and also Show your Appreciation, to help other USER.

Nov 24, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim...

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some key questions 1: is the light turning on 2 was it used?
Answers if the light the green power light is turning on and it was used turn the thing back in cause you baught a bricked psp theres this thing called a pandoras battery if you have a friend thats good with psps he can help you 2 If you bought a new psp then your daughter bricked it som how...psps are very complex there motherboard can be damged or wiped out by turning the psp off during a update id find somone whos good with psps that has the bandoras battery thing ask everyone you know about it daughters friends anyone pandoras battery they could help you thats what i did.

Jan 03, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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My PSP wont turn on

your psp entered a stage called a brick it happens to alot of people for very different reasons let me just tell you what to do look up on google or somthing the pandoras battery look at it admire it then ask everyone you know if they have the pandoras battery this happened to me today i asked the friend about the pandoras battery he had it and used my psp came back from the dead!! so ask everyone you know about the pandoras battery!

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Jan 02, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Black screen malfunction!!??Help!!! Pandoras box problem

Sorry, but you can only go get it repaired for around 50+ dollars.
Or you can modify your battery.. cant explain it here.

Jan 02, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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PSP will not light up when turned on.

You have what is known as a "brick." It is caused by a PSP being improperly turned off in the middle of the update.

When it's coming up with that black screen, it's trying to load but failing to get the OS loaded correctly, which is what is causing the problem.

Your firmware needs to be re-flashed. Fortunately, this CAN be done.

What you'll need:
- A spare memory card (64MB size should be sufficient).
- A spare PSP battery to turn into a Pandora (service mode) battery
- A friend with a working PSP and custom firmware loaded.

More info (and the Pandora creation files) here:

Tutorial on how to do it:

Nov 13, 2007 | Video Game Consoles

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