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Update problem with psp

My daughter tried to do update on psp, she said system said not to turn off system but when she put system down to wait battery fell out which caused system to shut off, Now screen will not come back on. the green light comes on but the screen will not. nothing else works and after 1 min. system turns itself off. Is there any help for this any reset button or anything. and no we do not have warranty, bought item used. Please help they are driving me crazy....

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    psp stuck on "Please wait" and cannot shut off system. Help



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My son took it upon himself to upgrade his game system from a website on the internet. now when he trys to turn his console on, the power light comes on but no screen and after 45 seconds shuts itself...

First I should ask what site he "updated" his PSP from? There are so many hack sites that claim free this or that and really can mess things up. What update did he perform? From where? Writing some things can cause a PSP to Brick. Which is in a sense a hard drive crash. Also how one downloads can as well. There are some fuse inside on the main board as well that can go bad. My gut tells me the download went bad and it bricked but I will wait to hear back on my questions.
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Reset psp,once turned on doesnt work?.

Looks like you might of run an update of some sort from the UMD disc or memory card. Take the battery out and then put it back after 15 mins.

If it still doesnt work im afraid you may of bricked it by forcing shutdown on the PSP.

There are people on ebay who might be able to help if you cant get the PSP to work.

Just type 'bricked psp' into search and tell the person what happened. It shouldnt cost more than £15 to sort the PSP out.

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backup your file like game and savedata and music and picture on your PC hard drive to make sure you don't loose any important files
after that format your PSP Memory Stick then reset your psp on the early state on the PSP MENU Setting then put your backup files


update your firmware

still doesn't work bring it to PSP Repair.
it might be Your PSP Device might have problem let them fix it for you

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ok your son's psp has malfunctioned and instead of trying to charge the batteries it drained them. i would recomend for u to get ur son a new psp and buy a another battery for your daughter.

there is a newer battery being sold that you put AA batteries inside
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The last CFw Update is 3.71M33-3.

What is version on your PSP? (on PSP Menu, move across to the "Settings Menu". Scroll down, select to "System Settings" > "System Information" and you should see version of your PSP.)

Here's, how to install CFw Guides. Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back a detail should you need additional information. ^_^

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