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Son interrupted a firm ware update now PSP won't turn on

My son inserted a friends PSP game and received a message about needing to update his firm ware. The update was started but then son interrupted update. Now PSP won't even turn on. How can I get the firm ware updated correctly?

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My investigations suggest that your son has "bricked" the PSP. Basically the memory that stores the firmware is corrupt and apparently only a main board replacement will fix the issue.

A google search found THIS. I have no affiliation with them and have never used them though.. might be worth a call at least??

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