Question about Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console
My son has a Sony PSP that will not start. When I side the power button, the green light comes on, but there is no sound (nothing from the inside of the machine) and there no video.
What hapenned to all your PSP's is that they 'bricked'. When your PSP is installing an update and you interrupt the process, the data where the PSP's operating system (=firmware) is stored got corrupted (=broken). In very rare cases this can happen when you play a game and something goes wrong due that game. When your PSP is bricked the green lamp is on but the screen stays black.
Now straight to the point..The solutions:
1.If your PSP 'bricked' because you interrupted a system update (Powered off while updating, canceling update..), then you can only help it by re-installing the firmware correctly. NOTE: This is unsupported by Sony and is something you do on your own risk, for a usual PSP user it is a complicated process and i suggest you should let someone with experience do it. If you still want to attempt it, for example here's a tutorial for making a 'pandora battery' : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKFnuCfTPZo
To find more information about this subject you could seach on google for tags like 'psp pandora mod custom firmware jigkick'
2. If your PSP suddenly doesn't start up after or while you played a game, then you have a chance that you can recover your PSP without too much hassle. Simply let your battery run empty. After it's empty, remove the battery and let your PSP 'rest' a day without battery. After that, reinsert the battery, first fully charge it, and THEN start your PSP up (after your battery is fully recharged). If you have luck you might have your PSP working again.
3. Contact Sony and explain the situation. Explain that you did nothing wrong. If your PSP is still under warranty they should help you..
Good luck and if i helped you please leave feedback! Thanks
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
Use pandoras battery
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
Most likely your PSP is "BRICKED", which basically means in non-gamer terms... locked up, frozen, corrupt files, etc.( A brick, paperweight. I have included a link that should help you in fixing the problem. This is a very common problem with PSP's (thanks SONY) The LED Pandora battery can be switched between a normal battery and pandora battery. The following kit has the pandora battery and memory stick (called Magic Memory Stick) with restore software included on the memory card. $13.99 changeCurrency("13.99", "AIYGsw78", 0); (there are ways to make your own, but this includes destroying a psp battery, and finding the correct software to put on a memory stick...take my advice, spend the money...saves alot of headaches.) Pandora Battery for PSP fat & PSP + 1GB Magic Stick White Switchable PSP Pandora Battery for PSP fat & PSP slim 1GB Magic Stick Kit 5.00 M336 Feature. Unbrick / Downgrade / Fix your PSP in minutes .
Posted on May 10, 2009
Check the Display Button
Check the Display button on the front of the PSP system. Pressing the Display button (located to the right of the PSP logo on the bottom front) will cycle through the brightness settings of the LCD screen
Confirm the backlight is ON
Make sure the LCD screen's backlight is not turned off. If it is, press any button to turn ON the backlight
Do not let the PSP system or any PSP® accessories come in contact with liquid. Also check for moisture condensation in the PSP system. If moisture condensation occurs, remove the disc from the PSP and do not use the PSP until the condensation has evaporated, which can take an hour or two. In general, if any part of the PSP gets wet, discontinue use until it is completely dry.
Confirm the system is not in HOLD mode
Make sure the PSP system is not in Hold Mode (in the down position). Slide the Power/Hold switch up to clear Hold Mode. Or try sliding the Power/Hold switch up and holding it there until the power indicator light turns off and the PSP system is completely turned off. Then try turning the PSP on again.
Make sure the battery pack is in its proper position (see inserting the battery pack for details).
Unplug the AC adaptor from the PSP system. Make sure a charged PSP battery pack is inserted inside the PSP system. Turn on the unit. If you get power, then the problem may be with the AC adaptor and power cord.
If possible, try your PSP battery pack in a different PSP system. If your battery works on a different PSP system, it may indicate an issue with your PSP system.
If possible, try a different battery in your PSP system. If a different battery pack does work on your PSP system, it may indicate an issue with the original battery pack.
Insert the battery pack and plug in the AC adaptor. If you still do not get any power, your PSP system may need to be sent in for service (see PSP Service for details).
Turn off the PSP system, unplug the AC adaptor, and remove the battery. Now plug in the AC adaptor to the PSP system with the battery removed. Confirm the AC adaptor and power cord are firmly connected to each other. Now make sure they are also firmly connected to the PSP system and the electrical outlet.
If the PSP system powers on, the battery may need to be replaced.
Visually inspect the AC adaptor and the power cord for damage. Do not use if frayed, cut, or damaged in any way.
Confirm the electrical outlet that you are using is active (receiving power). Try using a different electrical outlet.
If possible, try a different AC adaptor and power cord. If a different AC adaptor and power cord does not work, the PSP system may need to be sent in for service (see PSP Service for details).
Confirm that you have not used any unauthorized system software updates or downloads on the PSP system. Use of such unauthorized firmware updates voids the warranty and can damage the PSP system.
Make sure the wireless (WLAN) network function is not in use while charging. The battery pack cannot be recharged when the WLAN function is being used.
If you experienced a power surge, shortage, or a lightning storm in your geographical area recently, this may have affected the PSP system's power supply. Please contact Consumer Services below for information.
Posted on Sep 04, 2008
Buy a new one
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
My psp has a serious problem it started when i just downgrade it all was well so when i connected it to the computer all of a sudden it show a red screen of death then i turn it off so when i wanted to to on it back only the green light show for some second and off
Posted on May 04, 2009
Yeah,you can go to gamestop and tell them the lcd isnt working,i had the same problem.all it was is the screen has a bug,a bug is usually from downloading dirty pictures and adult videos,i dont really think your son does not.so it could be the company u baught it from 2.
Posted on May 03, 2009
This has happened after a software update i presume. What people now call a bricked up PSP
if it a psp 2000 with firmware 4.01 or later then you'll have to send it back to Sony (Very Costly).
if its a psp 2000 with lower firmware (also any psp before that) then it can be restored using what people call a Pandora Battery - you can buy these on certain auction websites - i myself bought a Datel Tool battery + a 512mb pro duo memorystick of amazon (this is also needed to load onto the files you need to unbrick your PSP) - you will then have to search the internert (very easy) for the files to create onto the mem stick (and read the tutorials that come with it)
Once you've set everything up then you will be able to unbrick your PSP.
Hope this helps
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
A pandora batory will work you can unbrick your psp i have to do this to my friends when he give it to me and then i can change nmy firmware to cutom lol its suppose to help idk i have one yet i mean pandora battery i have 2 psp's my lil brother has my other one while he is in slc utah
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
Hi your son psp is bricked you need reinstall the firmware of the psp so that it will run again normally all you need is a pandora battery and magicmemory stick to unbrick the psp. You can download the software you need to unbrick the in www.pspmod.com theres a lot of guide there to modefie or unbrick your psp.
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
How i can return the psp
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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