Question about Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

2 Answers

Psp will not turn on

I was using my psp turned it off changed to another game and now it will not turn on,
the power light comes on for about 10 seconds and then gos off

any ideas

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers
Re: psp will not turn on

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Expert
  • 134 Answers
Re: psp will not turn on

You have brick your psp, you can use pandora's to unbrick/downgrade psp. see here.. hopefully this helps.

Posted on Nov 07, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When i turn on my psp the green light will come on but the screen won't come on and then a few seconds later the green light will shut off completely.

Hi tokyo_grl,
First you have to figure out what is causing the problem. Try the following steps.

1. Remove anything that is connected to the PSP, including the
Memory Stick, battery and any UMD games.
2. Plug the charger into both the wall and the PSP system, then wait for at least 30 seconds before turning the psp on.
--If the PSP turns on, your problem is not with your PSP, but with an accessory that was previously attached.If it does not turn on, your PSP is in need of a repair.
3. Next, unplug the power adapter from the PSP, and firmly place the battery into the PSP.
4. Plug in the Power Adapter once again, and wait at least 30 minutes for the PSP to begin charging, then try and power on the PSP system.
--If the PSP does not power on with the battery plugged in, but it did with just the charger, you need a new battery. If it powers on, do the next step.
5. Place the Memory Stick inside the PSP , and turn on the power. If the PSP does not turn on, but it turned on without the memory, you need a new memory stick.

If your PSP did not turn on during step 2, your PSP is bricked and indeed needs to be repaired by a qualified technician. I hope everything works out for you. Good luck.

Jul 16, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

1 Answer

It does not turns on


Feb 04, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim...

1 Answer

Will not turn on?The power light will not even come on.


You can try this, change the battery & see if it will turn on & if it does then the problem is on the battery. Another thing is try charging the PSP into a computer using the USB cable, if it charges then the problem is the charger.
If the 2 solutions does not work you might want to replace the motherboard on your PSP cause definitely it is a power supply problem.
Hope that help!

Oct 19, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

1 Answer

Screen will not come on

remove the battery for 10sec and put it back, if its still behaving like that... take it to teh neariest sony center

Sep 08, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

1 Answer

My psp wont turn on

Your PSP has just bricked. It may cause an error while you're upgrading your PSP or while playing the game.

Try this:
1. Pull the battery out.
2. Let it turn on while charging.
3. If your PSP LED power indicator turned on for 10-20 secs and the screen not turn on, it means you're really bricked it.
4. So what do you do?
5. You need extra PSP for making pandora battery and jigkick memory stick.
6. You'll need this link:

If there' any questions, you can PM me everytime. =]

Jul 07, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

1 Answer

My 10 yr old son was putting in a new game into his pap and a white screen came up staying something about downloading v something. he chose yes and while it was downloading he interrupted it by turning it...

Never turn off the PSP while updating!

Now, its bricked!

Try this, what you do is take out the Battery, plug in the charger, put the Battery back in... turn PSP on. See if it'll work.

Works for me!

Dec 26, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

2 Answers

PSP will not boot after firmware update failed

the firmware is busted, which kills the system. i dont know how to fix it manually, but sony will fix it for a fee unless you find the warranty

Jul 07, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

1 Answer


power light comes on for about 10 seconds, then turns off?

Feb 26, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

2 Answers

PSP won't start

i think your PSP is bricked... try to have it unbricked...

Nov 25, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

2 Answers

Power light on but still not working

Check ur firmware, (if ur PSP installed custom firmware e.g. OE, M33.) goto "recovery mode", press and hold R(right button) while turn on ur psp. if u can go, simple use pandora battery for downgrade/upgarde ur psp. see at,

Oct 22, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console Logo

Related Topics:

22 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles Experts


Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers


Level 2 Expert

68 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides