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Screen flickers and fades

In the middle of a game the screen on my new PSP fades then go's black.

When you stop using the game the screen comes back on to normal.

The games are still playing the in the background but you cannot see anything.

This is an intermittent fault.

Does it need to go back to the shop?



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I'm having the same problem with my PSP slim. I don't think it's the UMD though, because I was playing Crash Bandicoot from the Playstation store that's saved on my memory stick and it still does it.

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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Hi JohnH,

I suggest you try a different UMD and see if everytime you run a UMD it happens.  If it does, then yes, you should call  Sony support at 1 800 345 7669.  This is first I have heard of the screen going out and coming back when the game stopped. i am wondering if you have a coding problem in the particular game your playing that dims the screen.

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