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No screen the screen on my psp wont come on. the psp comes on and i can hear the sounds from the psp, games, etc., but the screen stays black. i have taken the battery out and that didnt help. any suggestions?

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Re: no screen

Hi Catfish, Slow your roll a little. The LCD screen replacement is very tricky. you could very easily even being a electronic tech destroy the motherboard. REleasing the conector for the BACKLIGHT IS DIFFERENT FROM ANY cONNECTOR I HAVE SEEN. oNLY MOVE THE BROWN PART OF THE CONNECTOR. dO NOT MOST THE WHITE PARTS....

Posted on Oct 02, 2007

Re: no screen

Try to press backlight button besides psp logo below. The same side of "select" "start" "tone" buttons

Posted on Jun 01, 2007

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The backlight is probably gone. Just had same problem on my sons one. I purchased a replacement off ebay seems a simple enough job to do if you are sort of tech minded.

Posted on Apr 04, 2007

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