I bought a second hand GP2X which was in pretty average condition. It booted into Fireware 3.0 but it didn't actually do anything. ie. get into the gp2xmenu. The SD card was difficult to insert, so I disassembled it and found a piece of rubber in the SD card holder. During this the SD card hold literally sprang apart, I recovered the spring and the diagonal gadget which ensures the SD card is inserted the correct orientation. Anyway, I put in my 256MB SD card with Firmware 2.12 and tried to re-flash however it just say at the "firmware upgrading" screen for ages, not progressing. SO I switched it off and now it only boots to a black screen. According to unbricking guides the black screen isn't fatal but it doesn't seem to be able to go back into the firmware upgrading screen when booting with SELECT+START depressed. Can someone tell me at what bricked stage this GP2X is in? I would buy a JTAG to repair it properly as it would be useful possibly for other handhelds I have. What JTAG is recommended to be used with a GP2X? Oh Yeah, the SD Card. A little bit is missing and it no longer will allow the card to sit in place. I could remove the spring mechanism I guess but I like to find the missing bit. What does it look like? Is it a little metal rod about 10mm in length with a little kink?