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Psp will not turn on.

My psp was in the middle of the latest update and it turned off and now i cannot gete it to turn back on. well, it turns on but the screen stays black and then it turns off in about thirty seconds. what do i do? it has been like this for three or four days now. please help me!

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  • demondog Nov 17, 2007

    ok. cerfer i tried that and it did not work. do you know how the pandora's battery thing works?

  • demondog Nov 18, 2007

    thanks anyway!

  • cooldash729 Mar 24, 2008

    my psp wont turn on but i have a pandora battery

  • dangelo webster Apr 07, 2008

    psp wont come on

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    I have tried putting it on charge put nothing happened.

  • azmain1217 Jul 10, 2008

    my psp also turns on but it stays black then it automatically turns off in thirty seconds. I tried different ways to turn it on. But the way it happened was that i was downloading font and vsh files then i did something wrong and now it won't turn on again

  • cyarbrough Jul 14, 2008

    Same as the others.. have done a virus scan...tried to reboot. took out battery and reinserted...nothing turns on, freezes and turns back off after a few seconds.

  • bbrandon422 Oct 01, 2008

    my psp will not turn on. i try to turn on the green light comes on for sec. and then it turns off

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    the update was in seccion and the battery fell out and the it wont turn on

  • jheffs17 Dec 17, 2008

    I have the same problem... help

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    my psp is bricked and it wont turn on

  • name85 Feb 19, 2009

    i can not turn on my psp i tried to charge it but nothing happense nothing will come up on the screen it is all black no color

  • d-dogs Apr 20, 2009

    My psp will not turn on. The green light turnes on when I flip the swich but the screen stays black. And I'm only using the battery it came with.

    P.S. It's the first black psp that came out.      

  • lamya bostic
    lamya bostic Feb 22, 2014

    i agree my psp wont come on it will charge but the screen stays black please help me i want my psp back



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Oh this had happened to me so many times! In fact i fixed a friends one like this this morning.
You need to:- re-install your custom firmware. (Pandora's battery and all that) Then make sure your mem. stick is a pandoras one and start again tadah!
If you don't have custom firmware and would like it i can tell you (

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Turn off your PSP, Press and hold the R button, and power on at the same time. This may reset the PSP. If not, do you get any sound? Look at the Display real close and see if you are getting any graphics. If your getting sound, and you can see some graphics, you have a backlight problem. If you get no sound and cannot see graphic, then their is a high chance of your PSP being 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.

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    Greg Stokes Nov 18, 2007

    hi Demondog,

    I am sorry but I have never used it and and not sure if it even works. It goes into something crazy like the battery has some kind of memory stick built into it. I repair PSP's all the time, but never took in one that has been Bricked , because no one has ok'ed spending $70 on a new motherboard. The cost of repairing a bricked PSP makes it almost less expensive to buy a used one off of Ebay. I do not know about Pandora Battery, but the forums are chatting about it. I have not seen anything that definitely proves it works.


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My psp wont turn on i tried to charge it but the orange charge light does not come up what do i do ?
p.s it is the silver psp 3000

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My psp wont come on what is the problem please help

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  • dangelo webster Apr 07, 2008

    psp wont come on please help


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The pandora thells the psp to go into service mode and write to the nand. the chances of it being bricked are very little unless it lost its id. create mms and pandoa and your good. i did it to mine a few timess and it works.

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