Not sure if this is in the correct section or not so feel free to move it.
I recently acquired a PSP (phat 1003 running ofw 2.00) for next to nothing (£4) due to the fact that the UMD drive isn't working. I'm not really arsed about the UMD drive as I only want to use it to run a Mega Drive emulator, but I want to know if this fault will affect me being able to install custom firmware? I don't want to waste money on a pandora and MMS if it's not going to work.
I've tried hooking it up to my PC already and it won't let me connect it. The PC keeps saying that I need to format the disk, but If I format it using the PC it loses all the files that should be there. There's nothing wrong with the memory stick or the USB cable as both work and connect fine when used in my PSP Slim.
So if I buy a Pandora battery and a Magic Memory Stick, what are the chances that I will be able to get this PSP running an emulator?