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PSP won't turn on

My son has a PSP and it won't work for him now. We got it out and tried to turn it on and it won't. When you try to turn it on the green light flashes and does nothing else. Any suggestions?
I saw something about bricked, what is that?

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  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2007

    The PSP will not turn on. I have tried taking the battery out plugging up the charger and tried it and bought a new battery and it will not turn on.

  • joly Nov 08, 2007

    PSP will not turn on. Removed Battery, put back in. Removed battery, tried with charger. Bought new battery, still doesnt work.

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007

    well i was trying to add the new software stuff on mine and than it said please take disc or cord out and i did than it woulden't load the new software and i turned it off than turned it back on and the green lightstill comes on but nothing on the screen just pitch black. What do i do?

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    when i try to turn my psp on,the green light flashes,but nothing else happens

  • JKFicklin Nov 13, 2007

    My son's psp will not turn on. The green light comes on for a minute then goes off. It acts like it takes a charge & I've also tried 2 batteries, but still nothing. Please help, this is the 2nd one I've bought & I don't want to sink money into another one!!!

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2007

    my psp is fully charged and i just won't turn on the greesn light flashes and thats about it.

  • Trease16 Dec 04, 2007

    PSP wont turn it has been charging for hours. I try 2 turn it on and nothings happens.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    when i try to turn it on the green light comes on but nothing else happens.

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008


  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    i bought a new battery an yet it still wont turn on the green color appears then turns off after 5 seconds



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It seems your psp is bricked you may want to create a pandora battery together with the memory stick you can find lots of guide on how to do it and here is one of the best and most easiest way to create one ( you need to create a username first before you can read the guide/download the files ) is the link

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Have you tried doing .
Try taking the battery completely out and then back in. If that doesn't work, take it out, put it back in and then try turning it on while the charger is plugged in.


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