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Old 09-03-2008, 02:10 AM   #1
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Reflashing a Brick

Hi there,

I have a PRS-505 that crashed while flashing the new firmware using the download from sony. Several other units also crashed but were recoverable by attaching to another computer while they still displayed updating firmware and rerunning the update program on them. This got me thinking that it might still be possible to force a reflash of the firmware on the PRS. Currently the unit is totally nonresponsive. When I try to turn it on the light turns orange and doesn't change unless I turn it off with the reset button. The unit is not recognized by a computer. If I were to try flashing an older firmware with an SD card using Universal Flasher v2.0 how would I go about it? Is the attempt likely to cause any problems that would prevent returning the unit?
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:40 AM   #2
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Sounds like a flat battery. If you have a PSP charger, use it. Otherwise, connect it to USB for a few hours (if it's a laptop, make sure you disable sleep mode). If the red light does not appear at first, don't be alarmed - it's normal with a completely flat battery.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:16 PM   #3
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Thanks,

Is there an indication once the battery is fully charged such as the red light going or the like?

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Old 09-03-2008, 01:24 PM   #4
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Yes, the red light goes off on full charge.
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:10 PM   #5
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Thanks Igsork,

Thats seems to have fixed it somewhat. I hooked it up to my comp to charge and after a while it showed up as attached. When I checked its screen it was still saying firmware update in progress. I ran the update from sony which said my firmware was version 0 and now its working.

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