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July 11th, 2007, 13:54
I had a 1.5 PSP which I upgraded to run 3.40OE-A.

I went back to 1.5 but it failed 1/2 way through, and now :-

When I turn on from cold the orange psp memory light (left hand side) flashes for a bit - the disc spins for a bit but nothing happens on the screen. It then all goes quiet and nothing happens - need to remove battery to turn off.

I've tried formatting a new memory stick and downloading downgrade files etc but all to no avail.

Getting concerned now and would really appreciate any good ideas as I searched all the threads !

July 11th, 2007, 14:03
Try holding R in the cold boot, see if the Recovery Menu appears.

July 11th, 2007, 14:10
this is what you do

1-if you have the update 3.40OE
2-take the folder that it is not named with "%"
3-Rewrite it as "RECOVERY"
4- on the psp press the right button and hold it when your turning your psp on.
5- on the menu, go to toggle usb
6- put the RECOVERY folder in the GAME folder
7- once done, take out the usb cable from the psp and make sure the battery is fully recharged
8-on the menu, go to run program at/PSP/GAME/RECOVERY/EBOOT
10- once done, the psp will start working again

hope this instructions work for you

July 12th, 2007, 01:46
Sorry, but you have a brick. The first thing the 1.5 recovery app does is format the firmware, removing all traces of recovery. If the firmware flashing fails, the PSP is bricked.

July 12th, 2007, 05:21
Same thing happened to me to.
If you have an extended warranty, take it back. Just say it doesn't work or something stupid.