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Psp My psp screen won't turn on. i have charged it and when i turn the power on the green light comes on for about 1 minute but nothing is on the screen. could it be that i need a new battery?

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If the PSP works correctly when the power adapter is plugged in but not when just running on battery then yes, you need a new battery.

Also triple-check that your PSP's screen brightness is turned up all the way (hardware buttons along the bottom of the screen.)

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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When i turn on my psp the green light will come on but the screen won't come on and then a few seconds later the green light will shut off completely.

Hi tokyo_grl,
First you have to figure out what is causing the problem. Try the following steps.

1. Remove anything that is connected to the PSP, including the
Memory Stick, battery and any UMD games.
2. Plug the charger into both the wall and the PSP system, then wait for at least 30 seconds before turning the psp on.
--If the PSP turns on, your problem is not with your PSP, but with an accessory that was previously attached.If it does not turn on, your PSP is in need of a repair.
3. Next, unplug the power adapter from the PSP, and firmly place the battery into the PSP.
4. Plug in the Power Adapter once again, and wait at least 30 minutes for the PSP to begin charging, then try and power on the PSP system.
--If the PSP does not power on with the battery plugged in, but it did with just the charger, you need a new battery. If it powers on, do the next step.
5. Place the Memory Stick inside the PSP , and turn on the power. If the PSP does not turn on, but it turned on without the memory, you need a new memory stick.

If your PSP did not turn on during step 2, your PSP is bricked and indeed needs to be repaired by a qualified technician. I hope everything works out for you. Good luck.

Jul 16, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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PSP charged all night and will not power on

You're not being clear.
You say "I get nothing"

Do you get a green light? Or no green light?
What if you plug it in? Do you get a green light if it's plugged in with no battery inside?

If you get a green light with the battery in but nothing on the screen, your PSP is bricked.

If the PSP works while plugged in but not with the battery it's either having motherboard problems or the three prongs on the back of the PSP are not making good contact with the battery.

Mar 16, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Psp is not turning on.

it could be that the battery needs replacing

May 15, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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PSPwon't turn onGreen light will come on while chargingbut no pic

your battery is probably totally dead try and get a secondary battery for your psp and see if it works

Apr 28, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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PSP won't turn on at all - green light flashes once


Magic MS + Pandora Battery is what you need!

Nov 19, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Green light comes on but nothing else turns on

I'll give you the quick story of what they did. They "bricked" the PSP. This is a term used by all PSP hackers. When you try to hack the system so you can play pirated games on the system, you will occasionally get an error that causes the system to be "bricked". They use the word "brick" because once it happens, the PSP becomes as fun as a brick. You really can't do much about it. Your best bet is to call Sony and see what they can do for you. If you know anyone else that knows what they're doing with PSPs, you could always ask them to fix it for you, but Sony would be the easiest. They won't do it for free, but they will fix it for you. 1-800-345-SONY

Sep 11, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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About my psp problem

This is most commonly down to corrupted firmware. This problem is usually referred to as a "Bricked" PSP as it leaves the unit useless.
If you PSP is still under warranty contact your local SONY dealer and they will arrange repair. If not DONT PANIC!

There are a number of people on the web now offering a PSP unbricking service.

Or for the more technically minded of you there is plenty of information available on the web about doing this yourself wit the use of a "Pandorra" battery.

Just Google PSP pandorra battery.

Apr 01, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Psp screen won't turn on

Did you download any firmware? What version of updates are you on? Its possible that your PSP is bricked. Which basically means that you hit a one out of one-hundred chance of you PSP being locked up and useless for that matter.

Dec 27, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Power problems

Hi Gohan102,


Open the battery compartment, and remove the battery.  Look at the bottom inside corner for a little square sticker with has marks on it. is it dark or light,  If it is dark, your PSP has come in contact with moisture. I suspect that your PSP has gotten wet or damp.  If the sticker is dark, you need to keep your battery out for about 2 days, and keep the UMD door open and the whole PSP kept in a dry environment.  Try it after 2 days of drying to see if it is recovered. Good luck Gohan....

Oct 17, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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