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My PSP just bricked.
« on: June 06, 2007, 01:20:18 am »
I decided to update my firware from 3.2 to 3.5, to see if maybe they had actually added something useful (they didn't, but thats another topic) but my PSP turned off in the process.

Of course, I had heard of this bricking PSPs, so I tried to turn it on again, no luck. So I wetn for the obvious choice, remove the battery then put it back in, no? The memory stick? No. The UMD? No.

I was already planning on selling my PSP but now I don't and cash or a PSP.

Is there any way to unbrick it???


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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 08:27:37 am »
It's jiggered. Same can happen with a computer BIOS - if something cuts out in the middle of flashing the BIOS, the computer has an incomplete and probably corrupted set of data on how to do even basic functions, which includes how to recover and such. You've got a piece of broken scrap now.

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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 10:15:13 am »
Is that something Sony would fix? I doubt they'd do it for free, but still, the cost of repairs might be less than how much you'd get if you resold it, so you could still get some extra cash out of it.

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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 05:39:29 pm »
I'd bitch to Sony if you were updating Sony's software and it caused your PSP to break down I'd demand that there own software broke your PSP and demand they fix it for free...

...Then sell and enjoy the superior DS.

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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007, 01:10:51 am »
The thing is, the warranty ran out just last week. :(
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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007, 05:42:30 am »
If you modded it in anyway, then you are outta of luck.

If it just bricked for no reason you might have a pretty good chance of getting it repaired.

(Also I would check out some of the games coming out for the PSP, or those already out. I am only saying this because other people keep suggesting trading in your psp for a ds)

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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2007, 06:00:32 am »
I don't think anyone would repair it for free whent he warranty is out.

I don't have enough money (and can't be bothered) paying to get it repaired by someone. I only ever used it for internet.

On the subject of internet, this will have negative effects on the time I spend on Gaming Steve, because I used o be on here on my PSP a lot.
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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2007, 06:21:36 am »
If its an official Sony patch that bricked it then they should fix it no matter what if not then you are out of luck.

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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2007, 06:25:30 am »
Yeah, I was updating the official PSP firmware. If I wanted to get it fixed who would I contact?
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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2007, 07:14:48 am »
Sony, there odd to be some tech support calls some where in your psp box, else wise look up the Sony Computer Entertainment website for your country.

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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2007, 09:24:46 pm »
Official software screwed it seriously I'd scream for for there blood.

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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2007, 02:29:48 am »
do a durabilty test and trow it out the window

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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2007, 10:26:49 am »
do a durabilty test and trow it out the window

Yeah cause they are really gonna replace it then.

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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2007, 01:40:06 am »
Justice is served - I'm getting a new one.
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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2007, 04:25:47 am »
See told you it would work.

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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2007, 06:03:00 am »
Heh - I'm not even opening the box when I get it, it's going right on eBay.
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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2007, 06:39:09 am »
Wise decision.

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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2007, 06:49:01 am »
I agree, I'm fed up with this BS.
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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2007, 10:00:35 am »
That is why you should always listen to people on the internet, that you don't know

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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2007, 10:16:59 am »
I was probably gonna do it all anyway, the internet just provided me with the push to do it now.
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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2007, 01:30:34 pm »
Okay - I've gotten two calls recently, I'm selling it on a bidders newspaper thingy instead of eBay.

1. Offered me an xBox (No numbers at the end) and two controllers. Bah - I need cash, not a console that's been replaced and is now found in every bargain bin in the country.

2. Just today I got the good one - The one with the cold hard cash. He offered me $160 but I told him I'd been getting a  lot of calls and couldn't go lower then $180. That's all the money I need.
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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2007, 07:40:34 pm »
Okay - I've gotten two calls recently, I'm selling it on a bidders newspaper thingy instead of eBay.

I told him I'd been getting a  lot of calls and couldn't go lower then $180. That's all the money I need.

Tell him he's dreamin' (Australian's will get it.)

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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2007, 08:50:24 am »
Finally, FINALLY someone is buying it. 135. I know that's lower then the last post, but through another series of developments I have acquired a lot more money, and I am a lot closer to my goal now.

Yay!

And I thought the new PSP slim and lite coming out would make it impossible to sell...

EDIT - The deal is done.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2007, 11:58:41 am by Alwayswatching »
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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2007, 06:24:11 am »
Erm... a fee days ago Dark_Alex released an unbricking tool  :-\
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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2007, 12:14:29 pm »
Don't care, have you even read this topic?
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Re: My PSP just bricked.
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2007, 02:35:04 pm »
Ah, sorry, yes I have, but I missed the one about you getting a new one.

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