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Psp blackness my psp turn on but the screen still dark

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Re: psp blackness

Dropped it? if yes, you must have a hardware problem. like notebooks, when dropped becomes black because of the light inside of it breaking with the impact.
or must be a contact problem.

in the best case, just update it the last version.

Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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My sons psp has a black screen

Without a functional screen, the PSP doesn't have much of a purpose. If the power light next to your screen is off as well, all your PSP needs is a good long battery charge. But if the power light is on and the screen is still dark, a few quick troubleshooting steps can help you get to the root of the problem. If troubleshooting doesn't work, you will need to contact Sony eService through its support site, particularly if your PSP has recently been dropped or had liquid spilled on it.
Step 1Turn off your PSP. Remove the battery pack. Replace the battery pack, making sure that it is securely inserted. Turn the PSP back on. If the screen is still black, continue to Step 2.
Step 2Press any system button. If the backlight is turned off, pressing a system button should reactivate it. If the screen has turned back on, go to the PSP settings menu. Select "Power Save Settings." Select "Backlight Auto-Off." This option automatically turns off the screen if the PSP has been idle. If you do not wish to have this feature active, select "Off." If this step did not solve the problem, continue to Step 3.
Step 3Press the screen brightness button below the screen. This button is marked with a small donut-like icon. Pressing the button will incrementally increase the brightness of the screen. Holding down the button will turn off the backlight. It is possible that this button was accidentally pressed down after placing the PSP in a pocket or a backpack. If the screen remains black after the brightness has been increased to full, continue to Step 4 if your model of PSP is any but the PSP Go.
Step 4Open the top hatch on the PSP. This will eject the UMD disc. Only touch the UMD at the edges, as fingerprints can interfere with the disc's functionality. Clean the surface of the UMD with a clean, dry cloth. Do not clean the UMD with water or any other chemicals. If the disc looks scratched or damaged, this is likely the cause of the screen issue. Additionally, moisture can condense on the UMD if the PSP has undergone a recent temperature change, such as being brought into a warm house from a cold car. If the UMD looks wet, turn off the PSP and allow the UMD to air dry. Wait several hours before trying to restart your PSP.

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You should have not installed ChickHen in your PSP 3001 since there are no known ways so far, not even by Dark Alex, to fix it from "Brick"-ing. YOur attempts to remove the battery and so on to fix it is futile because even Pandora Battery and Magic Memory Stick won't work on those versions of PSP.
Try sending it to S0ny...
If you intend to buy a new PSP, either buy those Slim that is version 2000 and those that are NON (remember NON) TA088v3 MoBo. From this MoBo onward to PSP 3000s, all is unhackable and cannot be fixed from Brick.

May 31, 2011 | Sony PSP (Piano Black)

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My PSP lcd is darken color what should i do? all games videos are working but the color of the screen is dark. what should i do pls help?

you are getting Black screen While using your psp and nothing else Right .................
if so then
u can download repair guide available in net ....... you can download it and solve your problem its a big process but if you do correctly according to the guide then you can fix this....

Click here to download repair guide

Dec 24, 2010 | Sony PSP (Piano Black)

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The screen went black

You can try plugging it in to your tv via a component cable and see if it works. If it does then you have a screen issue, if not, then you have a mobo issue. either way, sell it on ebay.

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My psp scree is always dark

This typically happens during gameplay to prevent the image from burning into the screen. You can simply hit select to brighten the screen for normal game play.

If this is happening when you turn on your system then there is a problem with the system. There are so many different reasons for this that it would be easier to contact Sony directly.

The Sony number is usually listed on the back of video game booklets and covers.

Good luck to you and Happy Gaming!

Oct 18, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Screen black

Ok did you try Pressing the button on the bottom of the psp to see if it made brighter if not try that. If that's not is contact sony.

Jun 22, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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PSP goes to a dark screen

Let us know your PSP version, slim or phat

Let us know what firmware are you running, ofw or cfw, as well as the version, patches, etc, it's eaiser for us.

Nov 28, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Psp darkness

your psp is probaly bricked and you will need a pandoras battery to unbrick it

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

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My psp screen is too dark

if the psp screen is anything like a laptop it will have a backlight that lights up the screen what can happen is you can break the light and while you will still see things on the screen when you look closely but it wont be illuminated. i had a friend that dropped his laptop and smashed the backlight he sent it away and got it fixed i suggest you send it to sony to get it fixed

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