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Grey screen on psp

Hello Arpi,
Right in the middle of playing a umd game, the screen turned grey. However, a small portion of it is visible. It alsmost looks like a curtain covering a billboard.

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Re: grey screen on psp

It may need recharging for at least 20 hours so it can have a full battery and make sure there is no game in the psp. Hope it helps

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Can you clearly tell me the problem? Did you do these steps?
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In addition, what series of PSP do you own? (it has to be a PSP1000, 2000 or 3000- if you are in the US, the serial will be 1001, 2001 or 3001)
If the UMD is not detected at all, the UMD sensor maybe broken.
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I hope this helps you out, please post back and let us know!

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Hi JohnH,

I suggest you try a different UMD and see if everytime you run a UMD it happens.  If it does, then yes, you should call  Sony support at 1 800 345 7669.  This is first I have heard of the screen going out and coming back when the game stopped. i am wondering if you have a coding problem in the particular game your playing that dims the screen.

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