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Will not start up

When i turn on my psp i get a green light for a few seconds and then it shuts off. i either have the battery charged or my ac adapter plugged in and still get it. please help.

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Re: will not start up

You have a bricked psp. Either sony or pandora battery will resurrect your psp. If you wish to do that yourself. Refer to the link below. Good luck

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

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My psp will not start up

You have a bricked psp. Either sony or pandora battery will resurrect your psp. If you wish to do that yourself. Refer to the link below. Good luck

I am right now thinking why so many psps bricked today?

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