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Psp screen is black

I'm not sure what the problem is, but whenever I turn on my PSP the screen stays black and then cuts off within 5 seconds. I never dropped it.

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Can you go to "Recovery Mode"..? >> Hold R(right) button while turn on ur psp. if yes, You need the Pandora's battery to downgrade psp back to 1.50, its will clear a bug in flash1 on psp.

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Try it without the battery hooked up and only the Ac Adapter hooked up.

If the psp still cuts out after 3-5 seconds then that means its a problem with the main board.

If the psp doesn't cut out then that means the battery is either bad or to much power is drained out of it and needs to be recharged fully.

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your PSP is bricked. did you try updatingit and the battery fell out? if so, you bricked it. ill exchange you one, if you send me your PSP ill replace it with one of mine. please contact me if your intrested 347.468.6720

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