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How do i reboot my psp?

My psp was working perfect and i could get on the internet but since inserting a UMD video and stopping it halfway through, my psp hasn't worked since. no sound, a blank screen and the power wont stay on even though its fully charged. is it possible to reboot my psp?

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Have you tried turning on, but then hold the power switch down for around 10-15 seconds or until the power light simply turns off, no flashing. If not, then you should jump on the internet and look for a so-called Pandora Battery and Magic Memory Stick. They will actually install custom firmware on your PSP which you can remove later on, but if you use those, it should unbrick the PSP, so you can use it again.

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If you have tried the troubleshooting information above, but continue to experience problems, please contact our Consumer Services department to have your PSP system serviced.

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Check out this website for a complete tutorial.

http://www.llamma.com/PSP/repair/PSP_UMD_Not_Reading_Discs.htm

you can find hte UMD parts on ebay usually as well

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&_trksid=m37&satitle=psp+umd+drive&category0=

If not type in google psp repair.. there are plenty of place that do repairs.

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as some UMD cases, as in the plastic thing around the disc colapse or come apart this stops the disc spinning properly.

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Also open the PSP, hold it upside, gently shake it & blow into it.

Put the UMD back in & try again.

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