Question about Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console
Playstation portable switches on and makes startup sounds, and sounds like it accesses the XMB (clicks on pressing d pad) however the screen is just blank. screen is not at fault as tried one from 'spare' psp
If it plays the intro sound it can't be bricked, so you can ignore the post about the pandora battery. Look at the screen closely, if you can still see a faint image of what it supposed to be on the screen, you have a backlight issue. If you see nothing, you need either a new motherboard or screen, or you have a connection issue. Difficult to tell without opening it. This <a href=http://www.portatronics.com/guide/Smartphones-Repair-Guide>PSP Repair</a> Guide can show you how to fix this screen issue.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
Reloading the firmware into a psp what won't start is called 'unbricking.'
I know that a pandoras battery will unbrick the phat psp-1001 model, but I have heard that it may not work to unbrick a slim. Since it's a paperweight now, it can't hurt to try, right?
You can create a service (pandora) battery and the 'magic' memory stick from any psp already running custom firmware. You can also buy them online, and if you look in the local classified ads website where you live, you can probably find people offering what they will call a downgrading service.
I cannot run through the steps here to create your own, but tutorials are all over the net and sites like youtube.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
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