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    PSP help urgently required!!

    Hey all!

    I recently tried to upgrade the firmware on my PSP but it crashed in the middle of the process and now won't play any games from my memory card

    Would somebody be willing to sort it out for me if I cover the cost of postage both ways? I have completely lost the plot when it comes to these things and would rather have someone doing it who knows what they are doing!!

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    same happend to me , called sony and said it need a reimage and would cost £120

    be careful. someone might offer to help who isnt intending on sending it back.

    Exchange it for a new one on Ebay:whistling:,item number 140349000021

    Original Poster

    deb8z;6427814

    Exchange it for a new one on Ebay:whistling:,item number 140349000021



    Wow this sounds really interesting, do you know anyone that has done this and what the results were?!

    deb8z;6427814

    Exchange it for a new one on Ebay:whistling:,item number 140349000021



    i agree! :thumbsup:

    TheMafia;6427869

    Wow this sounds really interesting, do you know anyone that has done this … Wow this sounds really interesting, do you know anyone that has done this and what the results were?!



    read their feedback!

    Original Poster

    I have done, still sounds too good to be true though!! Can you mod these PSP 3000's to play games off of the memory card?

    TheMafia;6427943

    I have done, still sounds too good to be true though!! Can you mod these … I have done, still sounds too good to be true though!! Can you mod these PSP 3000's to play games off of the memory card?



    It's continous play isn't it? They paya fixed fee a year to Sony to replace broken consoles and theres no upper limit on the amount you can replace - it's under review as we speak as Sony have withdrawn the service.

    I imagine if sony refuse to change it you'll get your psp back with a note saying sorry and a refund - if they do swap it you'll just pay the fee, the seller has nothing to lose...

    I believe you can now flash 3000's... I just upgraded mine (2000 slim n lite) to 5.50 Gen B to play fifa a couple of days before release...

    Have you tried pandora to fix it?

    TheMafia;6427869

    Wow this sounds really interesting, do you know anyone that has done this … Wow this sounds really interesting, do you know anyone that has done this and what the results were?!



    It was posted on here the other day,the feedback seems fab.

    Some said perhaps they are sending the old ones off to Sony etc,i still don't know how it works:?

    Original Poster

    What do you mean by continuous play - I'm not sure of the ins and outs of what Sony have done (or are stopping)? Could you explain it a bit further?

    As previously mentioned I am a complete noob with this sort of stuff - I gave it to a respected member and friend on here to do a couple of times then I thought I would try it myself. NOT AGAIN!!

    Not sure of all the terminology and ways and whereabouts, if it can be modded then I can't see of a reason why I shouldn't go with this eBay offer, can you?

    Banned

    continuous play no longer exists

    TheMafia;6428064

    What do you mean by continuous play - I'm not sure of the ins and outs of … What do you mean by continuous play - I'm not sure of the ins and outs of what Sony have done (or are stopping)? Could you explain it a bit further?As previously mentioned I am a complete noob with this sort of stuff - I gave it to a respected member and friend on here to do a couple of times then I thought I would try it myself. NOT AGAIN!!Not sure of all the terminology and ways and whereabouts, if it can be modded then I can't see of a reason why I shouldn't go with this eBay offer, can you?



    There used to be a great service offered by Sony. Your could pay a fixed fee per annum to have "insurance" on your PS3, PSP, or PS2 console(s) so that if any failed they would be replaced.

    People took the mickey with buying up broken consoles on eBay & passing them off as their own, thus paying minimal cost for a new (or refurbished) replacement.

    Spoiled the service for all the honest folk.

    BFN,

    fp.

    So the psp works it just doesn't play games from the memory card. It sounds like you have updated to official firmware.Was it on CFW before the firmware upgrade? it may just need reflasing to CFW i am in leicester if you are local i will reflash for you it will only take around 5 mins to do

    Original Poster

    imortal;6428124

    So the psp works it just doesn't play games from the memory card. It … So the psp works it just doesn't play games from the memory card. It sounds like you have updated to official firmware.Was it on CFW before the firmware upgrade? it may just need reflasing to CFW i am in leicester if you are local i will reflash for you it will only take around 5 mins to do



    Thanks for the offer mate but I'm in Bristol!

    It was on firmware m-33 something or other and I tried to upgrade it to m-40 something? Sorry for being vague but I can't remember the exact numbers.

    How would you reflash it? To be honest I think it may be easier to go through that eBay auction and get a new one!

    TheMafia;6428192

    Thanks for the offer mate but I'm in Bristol!It was on firmware m-33 … Thanks for the offer mate but I'm in Bristol!It was on firmware m-33 something or other and I tried to upgrade it to m-40 something? Sorry for being vague but I can't remember the exact numbers.How would you reflash it? To be honest I think it may be easier to go through that eBay auction and get a new one!



    Have a look at the settings and let me know what firmware it is on. it might just need some settings changed

    Have you tried playing from the memory card with a umd in the psp?

    Original Poster

    Ok, I'll post here in a bit once I find out!

    Will have to try that ebay auction myself!!

    to check the firmware goto system settings then system information its under system software

    if it is already on cfw you can chage the settings by pressing the select button
    chage the UMD iso mode to sony NP9660

    TheMafia;6427943

    I have done, still sounds too good to be true though!! Can you mod these … I have done, still sounds too good to be true though!! Can you mod these PSP 3000's to play games off of the memory card?



    No they cant at the minute but there is a team working hard on it at the moment :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    imortal;6428262

    Have you tried playing from the memory card with a umd in the psp?



    I always have a UMD in the drive when attempting to do this :thumbsup:

    fanpages;6428120

    There used to be a great service offered by Sony. Your could pay a fixed … There used to be a great service offered by Sony. Your could pay a fixed fee per annum to have "insurance" on your PS3, PSP, or PS2 console(s) so that if any failed they would be replaced.People took the mickey with buying up broken consoles on eBay & passing them off as their own, thus paying minimal cost for a new (or refurbished) replacement.Spoiled the service for all the honest folk.BFN,fp.



    FYI:

    From one of my ]previous comments (dated 5 March 2009) in another thread...
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    Sony have (in the last month, contrary to the article I have transposed below) taken a harder stance on free replacements, though; especially on units outside of the original 12 month warranty period.

    I wonder if they have been hit with many people trying the same trick as you have quoted, Eddie, and legitimate claims are now being rejected.

    More details for your records...

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    PS. For your information...

    A translation entry (courtesy of Google Translation) on a ]Dutch website about Sony's support of failed consoles outside of the 12 month warranty period:
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    News: Sony 'extended' warranty PS3

    By Roderick on 03-01-2009 at 12:23

    Recently we reported on the attention RADAR has put into the problem that a group PlayStation 3 owners with the system in much or little use, some PS3's after a period of time, a broken lens BluRay discs and read so no more.

    No problem, thought everyone, even to Sony or even call the store and then I get a new one.

    It was based on the statutory two-year warranty, but Sony was only one year.

    The choice was: 198 euros to pay for a repaired or a new purchase.

    Since many complaints flowed in RADAR decided it an item in their program to dedicate.

    Meanwhile, we continue for a while and we learn from our own environment that Sony will pay off with the guarantee of the PS3 has done.

    Sony has, to our sources, a letter sent to the Netherlands where retailers make it clear however that Sony will repair for free PS3's older than one year.


    Through the help desk is the Sony colleague Stefan succeeded his half-year-old 60 gigabyte PS3 costs to replace.

    So see you again, consumers know their benefits programs, though they are sometimes harsh.
    ---

    BFN,

    fp.

    Original Poster

    System software is: 3.52 M33

    Can't seem to do anything to it!

    Original Poster

    Many thanks for the infor FanPages - interesting to know as I also have a PS3!

    is it reading the memory card you have in? it could be that the memory card has been corrupted

    Original Poster

    imortal;6428397

    is it reading the memory card you have in? it could be that the memory … is it reading the memory card you have in? it could be that the memory card has been corrupted



    I'll format the memory card and put a game on there and see if that works

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    youve bricked it then?

    there are plenty of tutorials on you tube etc showing you how to fix it......even school kids are doin it

    casparwhite;6428463

    youve bricked it then?there are plenty of tutorials on you tube etc … youve bricked it then?there are plenty of tutorials on you tube etc showing you how to fix it......even school kids are doin it



    if it was bricked it wont tdisplay anything

    casparwhite;6428463

    youve bricked it then?there are plenty of tutorials on you tube etc … youve bricked it then?there are plenty of tutorials on you tube etc showing you how to fix it......even school kids are doin it



    Not bricked it some like the memory card got corrupted

    Original Poster

    casparwhite;6428463

    youve bricked it then?there are plenty of tutorials on you tube etc … youve bricked it then?there are plenty of tutorials on you tube etc showing you how to fix it......even school kids are doin it



    Still too complex for me I'm afraid - plus I don't have this pandora battery that keeps getting mentioned

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    MarzBarz;6428483

    if it was bricked it wont tdisplay anything



    well similar thing happened to me when i was first putting on cfw.......flashed it and it was sorted

    pandoras battery required

    Banned

    TheMafia;6428507

    Still too complex for me I'm afraid - plus I don't have this pandora … Still too complex for me I'm afraid - plus I don't have this pandora battery that keeps getting mentioned



    well you need that battery thing i think mate and im sure you can follow step by step instructions on you tube if 10 year old kids can:?

    If you're really struggling i'll re-flash it to 5.50 Gen B for you providing...

    a) It's within the rules of this site... I'm not charging but at the same time I don't want a ban...
    b) You cover postage both ways.. Secured and signed for.

    Original Poster

    Just formatted the card and put Loco Roco 2 on it (1.49GB) and it says on the PSP that there is nothing on the card - AARRGGHH!!

    Banned

    TheMafia;6428686

    Just formatted the card and put Loco Roco 2 on it (1.49GB) and it says on … Just formatted the card and put Loco Roco 2 on it (1.49GB) and it says on the PSP that there is nothing on the card - AARRGGHH!!


    have you got ofw on it? 6.0

    dj_urban;6428732

    have you got ofw on it? 6.0



    No he's still got cfw on it by the sounds of things...

    TheMafia;6428686

    Just formatted the card and put Loco Roco 2 on it (1.49GB) and it says on … Just formatted the card and put Loco Roco 2 on it (1.49GB) and it says on the PSP that there is nothing on the card - AARRGGHH!!



    You're putting it in the ISO folder on the root of the memory stick right?

    If you want i can sort t out for you if you pay for the postage both ways

    Original Poster

    Yep it's in the right place and everything!

    To be honest I think I may go through with the aforementioned auction on eBay, does anyone know how long it will take for the PSP 3000 to be made "moddable"!?

    TheMafia;6428916

    Yep it's in the right place and everything!To be honest I think I may go … Yep it's in the right place and everything!To be honest I think I may go through with the aforementioned auction on eBay, does anyone know how long it will take for the PSP 3000 to be made "moddable"!?



    IS it a phat or slim psp
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