Hi there... I'm new to this forum. After countless visits, I decided to create an account as I was surprised and happy to see an active PSP modding community.
I was hoping someone here could help. Been having this problem for a while. I stopped using my PSP after the DOWN button jammed on me. There was also an issue of the HOME button no working. Instead it got remapped to the SCREEN and NOTE key. Anyway, I kept it aside for a few years and then decided to fire it up again. To my surprise, it was working like a charm. After a while though, the DOWN button started jamming again. I couldn't just give up. during this period however the HOME button was completely fine and working. I used to leave it for a while and then later come back to play it since by that time the DOWN button would work again.
I had a feeling it was a firmware issue. And so was the previous case of the HOME button jamming so I decided then to upgrade from 5.50 GEN D3 to 6.60ME. It went perfectly and ..tada.. the DOWN button works. No problem. I was happy with my almost new PSP with the working HOME and DOWN button. But one day, as I was playing Dissidia 012, the PSP froze and I had to hard reset. The next thing I know, I lost my CFW. I tried reinstalling 6.60 ME but it just wouldn't install. It would go through the whole install process and reboot but came back to plain old OFW. Weird. So I decided to try to 6.60 PRO-Bx(B9 or B10 I think) and though it worked, I couldn't get it to boot into CFW. In other words, I had to use Easy Recovery that bundled with it to boot into CFW. To add on to that, the HOME button was jammed again. And I was afraid to keep it on plain PRO CFW, so I then decided to get 6.60 PROMOD-C.
The install went all good but I still couldn't CIPL flash it. They said that if I owned a PSP 1000, I could just run the CIPL flasher EBOOT and then it would flash my PSP IPL and I can boot into CFW directly. The CIPL flasher process does it's flashing job but doesn't really work. Just like the installation of 6.60 ME
So. As of now, I am on 6.60 PROMOD-C, the HOME button is still jammed(Used FUSA gamepad and found out that the home is infinitely being pressed though it doesn't seem to be sending any signals on output) and I use the note key to quit games. Though I would like help on this button issue, I can live with it. But what I can't live with is the CIPL not flashing and hence 6.60 ME not being an optional firmware for me. I don't get why this is happening. Could someone here please expalin and help if possible