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Does not boot/post

While trying to upgrade firmware. The connection to the unit was lost. And now I have a brick. Is there anything I can do?

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Have you tried to reformat it?

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Plug the PSP into the power adapter with the battery still inside. If this doesn't work, remove the battery and see if the PSP powers on with the adapter only. If it does, then the battery likely needs to be replaced.

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I own an iPod touch 3g, and iPhone 4. (just FYI)
As per Apple's technology, "firmwares" can only be upgraded and can never be downgraded.
I don't know whether it's legal to post here, but I'll take chance. You can use TinyUmbrella (in future) to backup SHSH blobs, so that you can downgrade. If you want to know more about this, then let me know.
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Is yours stuck saying "LOAD" and won't do anything else, or is it truly bricked?

In any case, there's a few options.
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