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PsP power and memory problems.

I can rarely get the psp to turn on but if it does come on. I cant press any useful buttons or move from the position on the home screen I am in.Which is shaped like the memory card. There is what looks like a lock above this symbol and in the top right corner where the battery length and date is, there's a key symbol. What is wrong and how do I fix it?

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The key means that you have the power on hold. check the power switch and if you see a little yellow circle it willbe on hold push it up a bit and you should be able to use the buttons

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