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Dead PSP + pandora help

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    littlesheepy Active Member

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    I'm in desperate need of help with my dead PSP. After bricking my phat PSP by trying to install an update (grr) and it being out of warranty/sony being very unhelpful. A very very kind soul has lent me their pandora battery/memory stick to try and restore it :smashin:
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    I followed the instructions and waited for to do 'it's thing' and whilst doing so switched off. I tried again an eventually got it to switch on (with the pandora battery) and tried to install again, same thing happened. Now it wont switch on at all, with ordinary battery or pandora battery and i can't do anything with it at all. I'm wondering if the PSP has just had it completely or if the power cable is duff (tried charger and USB, both do nothing) or wether i'm just completely useless. Has anybody got any suggestions to try and sort it out at all??
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    OK we need a bit more detail

    when you switch on with a normal battery does the power light go green, but the screen stays blank?

    Are both the normal battery and the pandora fully charged?

    What version of Magic memory stick were you given?
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    littlesheepy Active Member

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    Okee doke.
    No green light at all but ihave no way of knowing if the batteries are charged properly. The pandora battery was at 18% when I first used it and only used it for 5 mins, so don't think it'd run out.
    Not sure about the type of memory stick, but it says to select 'despertar comencerior' or something like that, is that it?
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    If no green light then either the battery is flat or the PSP is dead :eek:

    Charge both batteries; the light on the PSP should go amber while charging

    The Pandora battery needs to be at least 78% charged otherwise it won't flash the PSP
    OK do you remember what firmware version it said it was going to flash too?
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    To charge a pandora battery
    1. Take out the Battery of the PSP.
    2. Insert the Wall Plug and turn on your PSP.
    3. Wait until the PSP loads the XMB menu and then insert the 'Magic' battery.
    4. The battery light should turn Orange to indicate that the battery is charging.
    5. Turn off your PSP by holding the power button for 4 seconds.
    6. Make sure the power light is still orange after the power is off.
    7. Once the Recharge has finished (Power light turns off) you can remove the 'Magic' battery from the PSP

    These were the original instructions for a pandora.
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    littlesheepy Active Member

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    There is no green light and i can't get an amber light to show when i try and charge it either. Which makes me think there could be a problem with the charger(although other than buying a new charger i have no way that i know of, of testing this)

    The Pandora battery definitely wasn't at 78%, it was quite low, so that could be a problem too. Sorry i don't know much about these pandora batteries at all. The only thing i can remember was that i think it said M33!?
    Thank you for your help :smashin:
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    littlesheepy Active Member

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    The PSP wont load, charge or switch on, so i can't do this :confused:
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    All sorted. Bought a new charger and got the pandora battery to work. Thanks very much for your help guys :smashin:
    Just need to get it to connect to the internet now!
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