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PSP Power light is green but screen is black

I kinda tried to download Custom firmware 5.50 GEN-A Build4 then suddenly my psp shut off i tried to restart it but the screen is black but the power light is green

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  • deviljake23 Jun 29, 2009

    more info about my problem i tried what they said to press the R button then turn it on it won't work

  • deviljake23 Jun 29, 2009


    yeah i think it's still under warranty but the problem is im dead meat to my mom when she finds out...

  • deviljake23 Jun 29, 2009

    thanks for the advice but i sure do hope that my mom will be understanding if she wakes up that's why i'm in a rush to fix this problem hahaha i wanna fix this before she wakes up but according to
    benwabnick motherboard might be corrupted

  • deviljake23 Jun 29, 2009

    JUST GOT GOOOOOOOOOD NEWS she's in a good mood so i think she's not gonna be mad at me thanks guys!

  • deviljake23 Jun 29, 2009


    well now i know it doesnt have warranty but the store do have a life time service ...



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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.

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    Ben Wabnick Jun 29, 2009

    You may or may not be able to format cause you need to be able to put your psp into usb mode so the computer can recognize it.

    Gamecrazy944 had a good idea to try to format it but with a corrupted BIOS that may be hard to do.

    I think its a corrupted motherboard that either needs the BIOS chip to be replaced or the motherboard replaced completely.

    Please rate me when you get the chance and I really hope you get your psp fixed quickly.


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Try to format it by connecting it to a computer and and right click it in my computer ==format.any question or any further step email me at

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  • anthony allison Jun 29, 2009

    well just tell your mom that it wasn't your fault and that is what the warranty is for.truly that is what it is for.tell her
    that it is a waste if you don't fufil the warranty at least once.also tell or show her that everybody else is have the same proble
    good luck though...i guess it is a good thing that my mom is understanding



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