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MikeDX
November 1st, 2006, 20:59
Has anybody on here got a bricked, broken, smashed, or otherwise unusable psp?

I am going to try and unbrick a psp tomorrow lunchtime by installing a UP, flashing the NAND and then removing it again. If it works I could use the same chip over and over to unbrick PSPs. Could come in very handy.. Also the same method could be used to downgrade a 2.80+ psp back to 1.5 or even to 2.71SE

splodger15
November 1st, 2006, 21:42
Good Idea

mavsman4457
November 1st, 2006, 21:53
That would be very tedious but quite helpful.

Rocksil
November 1st, 2006, 21:58
Sweet Idea

BL4Z3D247
November 1st, 2006, 22:11
is this a service ur are starting MikeDX?

MikeDX
November 1st, 2006, 22:54
is this a service ur are starting MikeDX?

I'm just toying with the idea at the moment as I bet there are tons of bricked psps out there. I could fix them for a small fee, put 2.71SE or 1.5 back on, everybodys happy.

I'll let you know how long it takes for me to unbrick one tomorrow..

cartmandude14
November 1st, 2006, 23:06
buy em off ebay and fix em.. then resell em

MikeDX
November 1st, 2006, 23:16
If you had read my signature you'd already know I buy broken psps off ebay and fix them.

XpspX
November 1st, 2006, 23:23
IF this DOES work..then it should work on unbricked psps too correct. If so i may talk to you after it has been done on a fully working 2.8.

Any idea on what it would cost to flash my 2.8 to 1.5?:)

MikeDX
November 1st, 2006, 23:26
Yeah there is no reason why it wouldnt work on a 2.8 or above firmware to downgrade to 1.5.

I'll try it on one of my psps that the umd drive doesnt work after i've unbricked "PSP 3"

XpspX
November 1st, 2006, 23:30
I thought so, could you tell me some sort of price on this?

BL4Z3D247
November 1st, 2006, 23:37
I'm just toying with the idea at the moment as I bet there are tons of bricked psps out there. I could fix them for a small fee, put 2.71SE or 1.5 back on, everybodys happy.

I'll let you know how long it takes for me to unbrick one tomorrow..
okie dokie smokey :)

MikeDX
November 2nd, 2006, 14:50
Ok

Lunchtime I did the following

prepared board for soldering with guides (scraped off soldermask and cut track)

Tinned the FPC

Tinned a single pcb track

this all took about an hour, it is tiny work and it just takes ages. Hopefully I will get faster. Sadly I wont get another chance to do anything else now until monday.. oh well ;)

XpspX
November 2nd, 2006, 21:45
Ok

Lunchtime I did the following

prepared board for soldering with guides (scraped off soldermask and cut track)

Tinned the FPC

Tinned a single pcb track

this all took about an hour, it is tiny work and it just takes ages. Hopefully I will get faster. Sadly I wont get another chance to do anything else now until monday.. oh well ;)

:eek: Seems pretty tedious. I would kill my psp with soldering. Hope it turns out well:)

unstoppable_96
November 3rd, 2006, 21:22
how do psps get bricked anyway is it from downgrading??

jak66
November 3rd, 2006, 21:29
how do psps get bricked anyway is it from downgrading??

mostly, but there have been a few forced bricks from updating, a few accidental bricks from updating, and some partial bricks from flash mods

Foxmc_loud
November 4th, 2006, 12:13
anyways does this work????

mnuhaily22
November 4th, 2006, 12:31
how do psps get bricked anyway is it from downgrading??
Not all of them, but ya, I actually bricked 2 psp's by stupid Sony updates.:mad:, but GameStop took them back, only because I had the 1 year bought warranty for 20 Dollars, but this was back when I lived in America(good times).

harris707m
November 7th, 2006, 17:12
I have a bricked PSP I was dwn grading frm 2.71 and it neve turned on agian. I dont want to sound like a noob. I had one crash before and a week later it fixed itself. im think of purchasing a mod chip. will this work

Shrygue
November 7th, 2006, 18:30
I have a bricked PSP I was dwn grading frm 2.71 and it neve turned on agian. I dont want to sound like a noob. I had one crash before and a week later it fixed itself. im think of purchasing a mod chip. will this work

If your PSP does not have the TA-082 motherboard, then yes, getting a modchip will work. However, it requires opening up your console and soldering the chip inside. I can figure it's very tough to do and the last thing you want is to have a completely ruined PSP.

NoQuarter
November 7th, 2006, 19:23
If your thinking of doing the modchip then watch the psphacking101 modchip episode.

XpspX
November 8th, 2006, 02:45
If your thinking of doing the modchip then watch the psphacking101 modchip episode.

Episode 18 to be exact ;)

It really does help. (Also scares the shit out of you to see them mess up 2 psps') Its really nice to see the trial and error and learn from their mistakes.

You can find it on google video if your planning on installing a modchip. :D

Destroyer699
November 8th, 2006, 04:58
Hope all goes well with the chip.

pibs
November 8th, 2006, 05:18
hey harris if u buy the chip just go to a local radioshack with instructions and they will probably do it for a fee or a computer spot around ur home

V3N0M
November 8th, 2006, 05:22
Intresting idea. Good way to help people and make a little money on the side.

nad101
November 8th, 2006, 18:53
This is something that hasent been mentioned to my knowledge but had anyone thought about possable upbricking via the RS232 serial port (the remote port) unfortunatly I have little to no programming knowledge / experence but i was thinking something along the lines of sending data via telnet so something along those lines... Any ideas anyone?

S34MU5
November 10th, 2006, 16:49
I got one for sale

http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=41913

C0R3F1GHT3R
November 11th, 2006, 23:16
lol if this does work u should release a tutorial on doing this, and ppl would praise u.

C0R3F1GHT3R
November 11th, 2006, 23:23
if bricking is caused by updating/downgrading the flash on its mobo. Why dont ppl try and find a way to make the psp run its OS from a memory stick? I mean i run linux from my 2 gig stick on my pc. It would probably be alot slower depending on the latency between the mobo and psp. Then again if the flash is tied with the bios of the psp or something theres no way that would work out, but just a thought.

Tomppa
November 16th, 2006, 12:11
If you've tried DevHook, you are likely to know what it's like to run the os from memstick. Not much different, I'd say.

mnuhaily22
November 16th, 2006, 12:29
Well you are right, it is quite a bit slower, I actually tried my friends 1.5 PSP, and it was fast, then I devhook 1.5 from mine, and wow, it was so much slower, I couldn't beleive it, and when he devhooks 2.71, the web browser takes ages to freakin load.

S34MU5
November 16th, 2006, 16:04
Leson here is dont buy officail sony memory sticks.
There slower and more Expensive

Oh and if you happened to have broken your psp screen etc I can repair it for you!
I have experience etc! and i can fix anything other than a brick or a new mobo!

S34MU5

the_eternal_dark
November 18th, 2006, 04:37
Leson here is dont buy officail sony memory sticks.
There slower and more Expensive

Oh and if you happened to have broken your psp screen etc I can repair it for you!
I have experience etc! and i can fix anything other than a brick or a new mobo!

S34MU5

I wouldn't say more expensive all the time. I picked one up for $115USD not too long ago. They are definately slow, but it's no big deal really unless you are watching a huge video file or playing quake online (which is a pain when the ms is being read in the middle of a huge fight and you stop moving and just die.

If you have any bricks, TA-82's or others, I'm looking for one at the moment. I'm going to frankenstein a TA-82 brick shortly with this crazy idea I have. If it doesn't work, who cares, I still have a few 1.5 compatible mobos around, just a quick (not literally) swap and look, PSP works again. PM me to sell good condition bricks.

MikeDX, any luck yet?

LilSwish722
November 18th, 2006, 16:34
so...does anyone know if this really works. becuase i have a 2.80 that i would like to reflash

Cloudhunter
November 18th, 2006, 16:53
Of course it does. It is a temporary installation of the mod chip.

Cloudy

LilSwish722
November 18th, 2006, 17:12
so this means i can send this guy my 2.80 psp and hell send it back a 1.5? lol cuz if i can id be happy lol

The King
November 22nd, 2006, 20:50
yo man thak for the info

AvengedSevenfold Fan
November 22nd, 2006, 22:25
actually the high speed sony mem sticks r really fast, exept mine just died completly and ive had it for not even a year

goaliedude
November 23rd, 2006, 00:39
im in if u get it 2 work contact me at alex_webb78@hotmail.com n ill b happy

spudhead2121
November 23rd, 2006, 20:51
Hi, could you use this method to make a cheap dev station?

How much would a kit cost?

If its cheap it would be kool for us users to set up a fund to buy devs dev stations

pt9087
November 29th, 2006, 12:33
Good, This Could Be A Handy Service

mnuhaily22
November 29th, 2006, 13:08
Leson here is dont buy officail sony memory sticks.
There slower and more Expensive

Oh and if you happened to have broken your psp screen etc I can repair it for you!
I have experience etc! and i can fix anything other than a brick or a new mobo!

S34MU5
I have a Sandisk 2.0 GB, and it is not as slow as I said, I m exaturatin', but it does take a bit more time to load.

Foxmc_loud
December 4th, 2006, 15:30
Can I send you a bricked psp and fix it for me?
Its my friends psp and he wants it back

bassman
December 15th, 2006, 10:32
hey mike dx, not sure if your still doing this, but i have a psp that used to run fw 1.5 until it bricked :'(
i would love to be part of this if your still looking for... a guinea psp *giggles*? although i live in brisbane, australia so i might be ages away from whereever you are. anywho, email me at hughman7@hotmail.com. i will do anything to fix my psp!!!!

citizen.lambda
December 28th, 2006, 22:09
Hi mike DX, i just bricked my PSP (Downgrading from 2.80) and was looking into buying a modchip, however, your idea may save me from going through hell and back to save my PSP. If you are still willing to do this, could you pleas contact me at alexDOTdonzelATgmailDOTcom (trying to avoid spam)
Have a nice Holiday season,
citizen.lambda

ian h
December 28th, 2006, 23:03
ive just this second bricked my psp.**** sake!!!

VampDude
January 2nd, 2007, 18:53
I bricked my 2.80 the otherday, lol

I want it un-bricked, and maybe mod-chipped!

Sonicboy 101
January 18th, 2007, 18:27
Hey Mike dx, when are you going to put this modchipping buisiness into action? Please, make it quick!

darthhaze420
January 18th, 2007, 23:42
mike i have a bricked psp fw 2.80 it is stuck on the BSOD give me a quote i will pay

superfly
February 4th, 2007, 12:02
does this work with v2.82? if so you could email me at acp_superfly@hotmail.com and maby we could set up a plan, im heading to the army in about 5 mounths and i want to be able to play games off my memstick (my 2g sony highspeed stick works realy good in my opion) so i dont have to carry a bunch of umds around, yes im lasy, so what lol

superfly
February 4th, 2007, 12:03
and also my analog stick is a lil screwy, i bought it that way, but as i said before, im too lasy to care, lol

scottyboynow
February 4th, 2007, 12:54
Check if its a TA-082.

xg917
February 4th, 2007, 15:08
o hey, i have a non working 2.81 psp. the problem with it is that the UMDs cant be read and if they can be, it takes a loonnnnnnggggg time to load. its my friend's psp and he want to sell it.
o yea and its a ((TA-082 2.81 PSP))

rock_7
February 8th, 2007, 01:16
I have a bricked psp I'll send it but can I then buy it off you for a small fee

superfly
February 10th, 2007, 08:52
how can you tell if its a TA-082?

KuLeD00d
February 11th, 2007, 18:25
Open your UMD drive and look at the top-right of the inside.

If you see writing there. It's TA-082

kyle2k7
February 18th, 2007, 21:06
Wots a UP?

splodger15
February 18th, 2007, 21:28
Why does this thread keep getting brought up.

wolfpack
February 18th, 2007, 21:54
Why does this thread keep getting brought up.

Because people are looking for hope of unbricking their psp's

haaroon
March 31st, 2007, 14:58
nice work