First post here after picking up a used (and damaged) PSP 2001 really cheap. I have just the PSP, charger, and memory stick. No games or other UMDs. I don't have any other experience with hacking PSPs other than what I've learned from reading a bunch of hacking guides on the internet.
Backstory: The PSP I picked up was apparently working fine until the owner dropped it one day. Landed on the edge with the power switch. From that point on, it won't load past the wave screen, even if you let it sit for hours.
So I figured that it was worth a shot to completely disassemble, check for any obvious damage, and check all the connections. I didn't find any damage, put it all back together, and still stuck at the wave screen.
The PSP was already running CFW 5.0 M33 so I tried to flash it back to the latest OFW by making the original battery into a Pandora. I got the latest OFW on there and it still does the same thing at the wave screen. I put CFW back on it, same thing. Change the UMD mode to M33 or Sony NP9660 driver, same thing.
The only other thing that I read that may be related is that the unit is stuck looking for the UMD drive. That is when I changed it to the M33 driver with the same results. I also tried just disconnecting the UMD drive, but that didn't help either.
Other than the small scuff at the side of the unit, this 2001 looks pretty pristine. The screen is nice a bright, and the button actions are nice. Be a shame if I can't fix it.
Anyone have anything else to try to get it working?
Thanks in advance!