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How can i turn PSP on

When i slide the power on the green light only comes on for only 1 second but the screen is still off as if the power was off

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It sounds to me like the battery is flat or the power is not connected properly. Check all your connections.

Try removing the battery and then putting it back in again.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008


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When i turn on my psp the green light will come on but the screen won't come on and then a few seconds later the green light will shut off completely.

Hi tokyo_grl,
First you have to figure out what is causing the problem. Try the following steps.

1. Remove anything that is connected to the PSP, including the
Memory Stick, battery and any UMD games.
2. Plug the charger into both the wall and the PSP system, then wait for at least 30 seconds before turning the psp on.
--If the PSP turns on, your problem is not with your PSP, but with an accessory that was previously attached.If it does not turn on, your PSP is in need of a repair.
3. Next, unplug the power adapter from the PSP, and firmly place the battery into the PSP.
4. Plug in the Power Adapter once again, and wait at least 30 minutes for the PSP to begin charging, then try and power on the PSP system.
--If the PSP does not power on with the battery plugged in, but it did with just the charger, you need a new battery. If it powers on, do the next step.
5. Place the Memory Stick inside the PSP , and turn on the power. If the PSP does not turn on, but it turned on without the memory, you need a new memory stick.

If your PSP did not turn on during step 2, your PSP is bricked and indeed needs to be repaired by a qualified technician. I hope everything works out for you. Good luck.

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Hi! psp has a way of behaving, make sure your your power board is OK and that can be done by a certified technician because those problems are related to the power board. 

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How do you turn a psp back on only the green light shows


Sorry about the problem you are having with your psp, meanwhile you can follow the simple steps that I'll outline below to see if the problem can be fixed.

Step 1. Switch off the psp and make sure it is not connected to any power source, then pull out the battery and fix it back.

Step 2. Switch it back on, and if it does show only the green light without having the screen come on, then i guess the screen could be damaged or other associated screen components.

Step 3. Don't open the psp because you are technical enough, please take it to a sony center closest to you and you'll have the screen changed or the associated component/componnts.


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If the PSP works correctly when the power adapter is plugged in but not when just running on battery then yes, you need a new battery.

Also triple-check that your PSP's screen brightness is turned up all the way (hardware buttons along the bottom of the screen.)

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