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PSP Won't turn on

My son's PSP will not come on even with new battery, or with dc outlet plug. It comes on green for about a minute, then shuts itself off. Please help


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  • Enzo FORD Nov 07, 2007

    I bought my son a new game and as it was being set up into the PSP he accidentally ejected it. worst because it won't go we removed the battery then put it back on. pfft ... now it doesn't work. can you help please? Lorenzo

  • teedaweat Nov 09, 2007

    psp power comes on to green light then cuts itself off after a few seconds

  • walfle Nov 19, 2007

    i bought a new battery,a new charger and still the light turns on for about a second then shuts off again.. i dont know what to do.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    Help me I have the same problem plssss.....

  • seluck Dec 30, 2007

    the green light comes on but the screen doe not and after about a minute it shuts off by itself please help me

  • rescueman2 Dec 31, 2007

    I dropped my PSP from about 3 feet and it landed on the door side. Now it will turn the power light on but the screen will not come on and now boot up noises when a game is inserted. I guess it is bricked unless somebody has any fixes.

  • thedrummest Sep 28, 2008

    same problem! mine wont turn on i bought a new faceplate and i opened it up and now it wont turn on

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    green light comes on then goes off after a minute. Nothing else works.

  • help me please Jan 23, 2013

    Hi i have the same problem and i made the Pandoras Battery but it works better if you make a magic memory card if that fails just phone sony and ask if you can get it fixed but it will pe worth googling magic memory card and Pandoras Battery. thanks

  • help me please Jan 23, 2013


  • help me please Jan 23, 2013

    oh yeah and if you it works verry well not had problems since



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Psp won't turn on....grn light comes on for brief period then shuts down....have tried removing battery for 24 hrs to no avail....

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Try this>

Start with the PSP turned off. Press and hold the R button when your turning on the power. Turn it off again, then back on. Sometimes this works. If not, your PSP is probably Bricked.
This means that you done something to interupt an upload or program in progress. The eeprom program is corrupted and the PSP will not boot up. The term Bricked, refers to your PSP being no better than a black Brick paper weight. I have heard of a repair for this called Pandoras Battery. I am not sure if the Pandoras battery really works to restore Bricked PSP's. It may be worth a try for you to take a chance on Pandoras Battery.

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

  • Greg Stokes
    Greg Stokes Nov 08, 2007

    Oh yeah,

    After you do the holding the R button in and powering up , you should press the brightness control, the icon next to the select button, that looks like a TV screen.



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