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PSP Screen wont Come on, But sound and backlight does, WTF HELP!!!

Ok, so the Sinopsis is this: We were out for dinner when my PSP Fell out of my pocket, maybe 2 feet, and WHAM! Everyone looked at me, so I picked it up, put it back together (The Battery, Memery Stick, and Battery Cover all came out, so did the Game) And turned it on.

Blank Screen.

The Back light turns on, So does the sound. At first I thought something was broken inside, so I unscrewed it and peeked inside. Nothing. And I didnt HEAR Anything when it was together Either, SO I think its NOT The inside.

The next thing I realized is that the LCD Screen (The thing that wont turn on) IS NOT CRACKED Or Scratched or anything.

Is there A Button or setting that Turns the Screen off? My father has a PSP So I could use his to navigate mine to certain settings, and all the buttons work too.

This is a NEW StarWars WHITE Darth Vader Eddition PSP, and a week later its broken.

Christmas is in 3 Days, and I just found Out I am getting some games for it eventhough I didnt ask for any (I wonder why...) and I'll feel really guilty if I have to tell my Dad, because this happened almost a Month ago.

I didnt do anything about it cus I thought Maybe it had overheated or something, so someone, PLEASE Help me, I am seriously BEGGING You to help, or ill have ot go to my dad and tell him its broken

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Hmmm ummm i think its because the back of the LCD screen is broke. My psp once Fell 3 didnt break just do the warranty thing like the other guy said

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If you go it a month ago it is still under warranty. also try to press and hold the bottom that changes the brigthness for more than 5 second. It may be that

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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