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    my son has a psp1001, he just bought gta vice city stories and put it in and it said to update to a newer version. while updating, he accidently hit the open door button and the game door opened. now when he tries to turn on the game it just has a black screen and the green power light comes on for about 10 seconds and then turns back off. i have tried taking the battery out for a few hours and then putting it back with no success. we called sony and they said that he had froze the machine and that they would replace it for $85.00, before i do that i'd hoped that someone could tell me a cheaper fix.
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    ouch...
    it looks like you might be coughing up the $85.

    I'm sure this is obvious to you, but just incase,
    The upgrade was being preformed "from" the umd.. so when you ejected it. it interrupted the critical copy phase.

    Just like a PC Computer... if the boot files arn't there, then you can't boot. But unlike the PC, the PSP can't boot from UMD (as a PC to it's CDROM) games .

    There is no alternative boot into the psp other then the files that are now missing on your psp. Your most likely going to have to send it away.

    You could buy a PSP mod chip (but involves soldering skills) for less then $85 that will allow you to preform restores on your psp.
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    how much are the mod chips & where can i get one, & how detailed is the soldering.
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    never mind, it looks like it's more expensive to go that route:
    http://www.modchip.com/psp/
    costs $89USD... i thought they were cheaper then that
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    u can buy a mod chip off n8 for pretty cheap. soldering job is hard though
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    Also the Equipment needed to put the chip in will cost $$ to.

    I'd recomend that you get sony to fix it, as long as you dont mind not being able to do any homebrew.
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    the equipment isnt too expensive,youll need a soldering iron and those solder sucker strips, which will proly set u back 20 bucks at the most. the real issue is the skill and experenced required to install something like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by julie
    the equipment isnt too expensive,youll need a soldering iron and those solder sucker strips, which will proly set u back 20 bucks at the most. the real issue is the skill and experenced required to install something like that
    I was watching a Video on psphacking101

    they say you should get a fricken microscope. and all this other stuff.

    I am a tech junkie, and If I had the older mobo my psp would already have the modchip in it
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