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PSP bricked - s/w taken out mid-load

My friend removed a UMD game halfway through loading on my PSP. The light turns on but the screen stays blank and then the light goes off again. I have tried charging it for a day - didn't make any difference - is there anything I can do to fix the problem? thankz Matt11

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Re: PSP bricked - s/w taken out mid-load - Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console Video Game Consoles

What firmware are you running on?

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