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Psp my psp will then suddenly go black

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  • marin bozukov May 11, 2010

    Have you try to hack it?


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Try hacking it using a pandora battery. Your psp is considered to be braindead since the flash0 is dead. Using a pandora battery should fix the problem.

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You have to hack your psp your flash 0 is dead

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When i kept psp charging it was charging the psp and suddenly it stopped working AND now psp IS NOT WORKING WHAT SHOULD I DO PLEASE PLEASE GIVE SOME SUGGESTION

when you are charging the Psp you must be care full bz any high voltage may affect your psp board so pls check your board take it to repair shop ...................

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I have a big problem about my psp.. i just changed it version from 5.03 GEN C to 5.50 GEN D3.. but, as soon as I reboot it, suddenly it's screen turns black and always black.. just blank.. how to solve...

take your battery out so your psp is comepletely swithched off. next put your battery back in and restatrt it. next all you have to do is reboot it and it will finnaly work good luck.

May 08, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim...

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How to replace the headphone socket on a PSP.

The PSP has redefined handheld gaming. Inside this rather small device you can find a movie player, game system, music player, and even a JPG image viewer. In addition to this, the PSP also supports a cut-down version of web browsing, and I suspect more will come in the following months. However, if you are like me you might want to know what is on the inside! For example, can you make the PSP screen bend up so you can lay it on your desk and still view movies? Or what about an external Wi-fi antenna to get that extra signal strength? Questions like these can only be answered by opening up the cover of the PSP and poking around on the inside.
Now, please note that this can result in many bad things. One small slip and your PSP will be a $200 paper weight. And if you are thinking, "well I'll just take it back," think again. There is really no easy way to get inside without voiding the warranty. In other words, this is a one way trip...there is no turning back. If your PSP suddenly develops problems in a couple weeks, you can forget about getting help from Sony!
The following is a step-by-step guide on how to take your PSP apart. I documented the entire process and was able to remove all the major components, from top to bottom. With this little guide in hand, you too should be able to disassemble and reassemble the PSP in about one hour. In all honesty, once you know how to get around some tricky parts, the rest is easy. Again, we offer no guarantee that your PSP will not be fragged by attempting this.
The GearBefore attempting to take apart any electronic device, make sure you have the right gear and location. You don't want to lose screws or other parts to kids, dogs, or a sudden blast of air. For the PSP you really only need one small flat head screwdriver that you can use for prying, and a Philips head screwdriver to remove the screws. A pen/paper might also be useful for remembering where the screws go. If you are a professional, then you might want to ground yourself using a static strap to prevent any sudden static discharges from killing your PSP.

Removing the coverThe first step to taking apart any device is to locate the screws keeping the outer shell on the device. In the case of the PSP, you will have to remove three screws. The first two are easy to find and are on the back right side of the PSP near the Duo stick slot (black). The third screw is on the bottom side of the PSP right in the center of the system. The final two screws are actually hidden away in the battery cavity.
You will be able to see one black screw and one silver screw once the battery is removed. You can remove both of them, but it is the black screw that is responsible for keeping the case together. The silver screw is there to keep the LCD holder in place.
The final screw is actually under the PSP Void warranty sticker that is at the lower side of the battery cavity. Don't touch that warranty sticker unless you are sure you want to go inside. It is not easy to get one of these off without causing the sticker to show evidence of tampering. With the sticker removed, you will once again see a black and silver screw. Remove the black one at this time, and keep in mind the silver screw for later. Once the black screw is removed, you should be able to lift the top of the PSP case off the device and view the internals.

The Main Circuit BoardNext I targeted the main circuit board from the PSP. This proved to be difficult. First I had to remove one screw previously hidden by the LCD tray. Then I had to remove the left side PSP controller, which was snuggly inserted between the circuit board and the case of the PSP. Removing this once again involved lifting a circuit strip connector, but by now you should be familiar with how this process works. Next I had to disconnect a circuit strip located near the bottom of the PSP that connects the UMD drive to the main board. Once this piece was disconnected, I slowly worked the circuit board up off the PSP. As I learned, the board was connected to the rest of the PSP via a male/female connector. This connector is located almost directly under the LCD connectors on the circuit board. As a result, you can leverage the circuit board up by using the upper left of the PSP to push the board out of the male/female plug. Figure shows you what the PSP should look like at this point. You can optionally remove the small connectors at the bottom of the PSP that connect up to the speakers. However, for my purposes, I left these connected and simply flipped the main board over once it was removed.
thfig05.jpgFigure: PSP with Circuit board off

Nov 22, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Psp 2001 powering on with grean light but black screen.

you bricked your psp when you downloaded your custom firmware. google pandora and look for batterys i cant tell you where exactly because sony has a copyright.
they should have a pandora battery and magic memory stick order the kit they offer and follow the instructions it comes with. that should install your firmware correctly

Jun 30, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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PSP Power light is green but screen is black

BIOS is corrupted on the mainboard inside of the PSP. Unplug the battery and also unplug the ac adapter.

After about 5 minutes plug up just the ac adapter and turn on the psp and see if you get video of any kind. If you can't get into any menus or any video to come up then your motherboard is corrupted and would need to be replaced. Hopefully if your psp is still convered under warranty you can get a replacement.

Jun 29, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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My psp turns on but the screen stays black

What happened before this problem occured? did your PSP drop or are you installing new firmware and you decided to turn it off suddenly...if either of the two happened, prolly it has been "bricked" and the only solution to it is unbrick it using Pandora Kit...

Sep 16, 2008 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Black screen malfunction!!??Help!!!!

it sounds like you have bricked your psp there are ways around this but its to do with changing settings and adding a recovery program to your psp (in other words hacking) but i aint the expert on this but if you search it up on youtube you can find some great videos that people have uploaded with the same problem as you and they show you how to get around your problem, im stuck with a problem with a region code not been correct and i dont know if i need to use the recovery program to help me through it.

Aug 23, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Psp black screen

Hi Azeem123,


Your PSP is Bricked.  You need to send it to Sony to get your problem resolved. The contact information is listed below.

I know this is terrible news for you.  When you were downloading the Flash0, something disturbed the download and corrupted the PSP. This is what Bricked you PSP.  Brick refers to your psp and it is dead until Sony fixes it, no more worth than a brick.

SCEA Consumer Services
1-800-345-SONY (7669)

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