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Re: PLEASE HELP!!! FIRMWARE PROBLEM!
Reinstall software is all you actually need to do but do it threw your comp using usb cable this can help you get out the purge of software
your info is stored on a memmory disk basically its just a wipe of your memmory disk back up all info on disk to comp then do a wipe
its not destroyed its just stuck in limbo
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"Oh, do I have bad news for you. I have heard from many people that have unplugged their PSP accidentally during an update, got bored during the slow download, or had some other glitch interrupt a network update or processing a downloaded update just to end up with a completely dead Sony PSP device.The only advice I can offer you and other people in this situation is to call Sony and talk to them about how lame it is that you can kill your expensive Playstation Portable device by a relatively random or unlucky event during a firmware update. It seems to me - though I'm definitely not a part of Sony and cannot speak with any authority here - that Sony should replace PSPs that are killed during a failed firmware update. I don't know if they do, but they should. Which makes me think: if you have had this experience and call Sony about your dead PSP, please leave a note here to tell us who you called, what your experience was like and how it turned out. That is, did they make good on the problem or did they just say "ah, bummer, dude." and hang up? I can't emphasize enough how important it is to:
plug your PSP into the wall during the entire firmware upgrade process, and
don't interrupt it during a download, even if it's taking a long time
lest you "brick" or otherwise kill your unit. Also note that you can likely minimize the problem of slow or stalled downloads by actually downloading the firmware update package on your PC or Mac. In that situation nothing bad will happen if you kill the download halfway. Then all you have to do is copy the downloaded firmware package onto your Sony PSP and run it. Elapsed time once you've finished the download? Just a few minutes. Much less risk."
This page explains how to download and install the firmware update for the VPC-HD2000.
This firmware is for the VPC-HD2000 only. Please do not install it on another model.
By installing this firmware Greek, Swedish and Finnish will be added as new menu languages. (Please notice that for this purpose the menu languages Traditional Chinese, Simple Chinese and Korean will be deleted!) It is not necessary to install this firmware update when there is already the possibility of choosing Greek, Swedish or Finnish as menu language! Please check this before continuing with the update.
Before updating the firmware, please read through the explanations on this page.
Make sure to update the firmware in the order shown below.
The camera might not boot up properly if its power is turned off during the firmware-updating procedure.
Please read the accompanying licensing agreement before downloading this firmware. Downloading the firmware automatically implies your acceptance of the licensing agreement.
SD memory card (henceforth referred to as "card") with capacity over 8 MB.
Fully charged lithium ion battery.
Additionally, you need one of the items listed below: (i) A SD memory card reader (henceforth referred to as "card reader") (ii) A dedicated USB interface cable (shipped with the camera).
CAUTION Be sure not to take out the battery during the updating procedure (this lasts about 60 seconds). Avoid operating the buttons on the camera or closing the monitor unit during the updating procedure.
I) Preparing to update (copying the firmware onto a card)
Step I.1: Format the card on your camera*
Turn the camera on and set the "REC/PLAY"-button to "PLAY"
Press the "MENU"-button.
Move joystick to the left and select "OPTION MENU 3".
Move joystick to the right and select "FORMAT". Press the "SET"-button.
Select "FORMAT". Press the "SET"-button.
Select "YES". Press the "SET"-button.
*CAUTION If you format a card, all images and data stored on that card (whether protected or not) are deleted! Please be sure to move or copy important images and data to a PC or to another card!
Firmware Update XACTI HD2000 s313n081.bin (7.5 MB)*CAUTION: Please be sure to download the file onto a hard drive and not onto a removable location such as a card reader. The firmware file should be saved in a location where you can easily find it again later (e.g. save it on desktop of your computer).
Step I.3: Copy the file "s313n081.bin" to the formatted card (from step I.1):
The method of operation differs depending on whether you use a card reader (i) or a dedicated USB cable (ii).
(i) When you copy the downloaded files with a card reader:
(1) Put the formatted card from step I.1 in the card reader.
(2) Copy the "s313n081.bin" file created on your hard disk in step I.2 to the root directory of the card.
(ii) When you copy the downloaded files with a dedicated USB cable:
(1) Connect the camera to your PC with a USB cable and turn on the camera. When you connect to your PC, please make sure the camera's USB interface is set to "Card Reader". (Please refer to "Setting the Connection Mode" on pages 7 to 8 of the Instruction Manual in the Xacti Software CD 1.0) Please make sure the camera is recognized as a removable disc.
(2) Put the formatted card (from step I.1) in the camera and then copy the "s313n081.bin"-file created on your hard disk (in step I.2) to the root directory of the card.
(3) Remove the camera from computer. Please read "Dismounting the Camera" on pages 9 to 11 of the Instruction Manual in the Xacti Software CD 1.0 for a description of how to disconnect the camera.
II) Updating firmware on the camera itself
CAUTION>: Do not turn off the power during the updating procedure (this lasts about 60 seconds)!
If the power is turned off during the updating procedure, the update may not be properly completed and the camera may not start up.
To prevent the battery from running out during the updating procedure, please use a fully charged Lithium ion battery.
Do not remove the battery during the updating procedure.
Do not operate the buttons on the camera or close the monitor during the updating procedure.
Step II.1: Insert the card with firmware-update file (from step I.1) into camera
Step II.2: Turn the camera on and set the main switch to "PLAY".
The playback screen will be displayed.
If the camera is in SIMPLE mode, switch it to NORMAL mode.
Step II.3: Press the "MENU"-button.
The menu screen will be displayed.
Step II.4: Choose "OPTION MENU 3"
Step II.5: Choose "FORMAT" from the Menu Screen, but do NOT go into "FORMAT"
Step II.6: Move joystick to the left for more than 2 seconds.
The update screen will be displayed.*
*No Update Screen If the update screen is not displayed, it's possible that the update file was not copied onto the card. Please refer to "Preparing to Update" to copy the update file onto the card and follow the updating procedure once more. If the main switch is set to "REC", the update screen will not be displayed. Make sure the main switch is set to "PLAY".
Step II.7: Choose "YES" and press the "SET"- button.
Updating will start.
During the updating procedure, the screen will show the message, "LOADING. DO NOT POWER OFF", and the access light will flash. Please do NOT turn the power off during the updating procedure! (this takes about 60 seconds).
Step II. 8: When the updating procedure is completed, the camera will turn off automatically.
Please remember to format the memory card once more before using it again.
On the lower left-hand side of your PSP, you will notice a
little silver slider. Slide the switch up and this will turn on the WiFi
feature on the PSP. Of course, you do need a home WiFi setup for this
to work. Your battery also needs to be full. Even if your battery is low
and your unit is plugged in to an outlet, the firmware upgrade may not
With a fully charged device, go to your PSP's home screen and
choose "Network Update."
This screen will ask you for your WLAN settings. Choose
"Scan" and let the PSP detect the network automatically. Choose the
right one and keep all of your settings in the default stage. Press the
"X" button and the PSP will save the configuration as your new access
Choose it again and when your PSP connects to the network,
and if there is an update available, you will automaically see the
following message: "Network Update has found a later version. To
download, insert a Memory Stick with at least 14MB of free space and
press the X button."
Press the "X" button and you should see the message:
"Downloading." IMPORTANT - Do not turn off your PSP or remove the memory
card during this time!
When the download is finished, you will see the following
message: "Download completed. The update is now available on your Memory
Stick. To install now, press the x button. To install later, go to
[Game]." Press the "X" button to install the new firmware. You may see a
few other screens detailing new features to be included in the upgrade,
but eventually you will see "Installing."
During the installation, again, do not turn it off or remove
the memory card. Once installation is finished, the PSP will tell you to
press "X" to restart the PSP. When it powers back up, the new firmware
will be in place.
If you have a warrantied PSP, take it in for service - there are many legitimate ways an official sony firmware upgrade can be interrupted and cause havoc to a psp.
If your PSP is a PSP-3000 or a Slim & Lite with a TA-088 v3 or higher motherboard, this is the only way to fix it, period.
If you have an earlier model, it can be fixed using a Pandora (service) battery and a 'magic' memory stick. These can be created 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
I cannot run through the steps here to create your own, but tutorials are all
over the net and sites like youtube.
Well what you did was kinda stupid but yet its your choice. ok what you nedd to do is see what ur psp firmware is runing now and if its below 5.02 i can get any custom firmware where you could have a ISO/CSO file in your game folder. so email me and i will do every and anthing possiable to help u.
You accidently bricked your PSP when you terminated the firmware update. When a Firmware update begins it formats the memory location prior to beginning the flash. If you interupt the flash or anything after the flash program erases the firmware memory location, the PSP will not be able to boot.
Send your PSP to Playstationclinic.com and they will restore it for a good price.
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.