Bricked PSP after firmware upgrade?

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  1. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hey everyone. So I have a brand new PSP I bought last summer, and finally got a game to play on it. So I turned it on for the first time and did the firmware upgrade. After it finished, I got to the screen where it says press "X" to restart. I waited a couple minutes, and it didn't turn back on. When I tried to push the power button on, the green light goes on for a second or two, then goes off. I haven't gotten it to start up at all after it was suppose to restart. Any idea if there is a way to fix this, or what I can do about it? Thanks

    Oh, and for those wondering, no, I did not use any type of custom firmware or anything that would void the warranty.
     
  2. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    Is your battery flat?
     
  3. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    No. The AC adaptor has been plugged into the PSP for over a day before I did the upgrade.


    Update:
    This is weird. I went to try some stuff out with the PSP, and it turned on normally. Have no idea why it wouldn't turn on last night after upgrading. Anyways, all seems fine now. :) 
     
  4. Red Alert

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    looks like the upgrade took longer to download than normal.

    It does happen though
     
  5. seali_me

    seali_me Well-Known Member

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    you need a pandora battery to fix the bricked psp and it will allow you to have a custom firmware. i bricked my psp once while tinkering with the flash 0. brick normally just means that the firmware installed in it is incomplete.

    its the scariest thing to happen with a psp. glad to see yours is working now.
     
  6. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    This is why I avoid upgraded my firmware unless I have to. Latest upgrade was so I could play Star Ocean :) 
     
  7. pscoop

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    Glad it corrected itself.
     
  8. Rodimus Prime

    Rodimus Prime Sola Gratia, Sola Fide TFW2005 Supporter

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    What version do you need to play SO? I just bought one this Summer.

    Also, where do you go to get the update? I have no wireless. :( 
     

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