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My psp scree is always dark

The power light comes on but the screen is always black

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This typically happens during gameplay to prevent the image from burning into the screen. You can simply hit select to brighten the screen for normal game play.

If this is happening when you turn on your system then there is a problem with the system. There are so many different reasons for this that it would be easier to contact Sony directly.

The Sony number is usually listed on the back of video game booklets and covers.

Good luck to you and Happy Gaming!

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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