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PSP Downloading upsoftware the power got cut off. now the green light comes on but the screen stays black i pluged it in to my computer and it won't even reconize that it is hooked up??

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Sony Manual says:


During an update, do not remove the Memory Stick Duo™ media, do not remove the AC adaptor and do not turn off the system. If an update is cancelled before completion, the system software may become damaged and the system may require servicing or exchange.

But you can still repair that yourself if you are confident, I am giving you a link for instructions and infos.

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