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Thin black line across display screen on psp

Hi, my psp has a thin black line which runs horizontally across the display screen at all times. It doesn't interfere with them working, it's just there all the time. It's abount half an inch from the top of the screen. There is no ther damage to the psp. Do you know what it is, how it got there and can I get rid of it? Thank you

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  • mec9emb Jan 26, 2008

    Hi, it's not brand new but is recently bought. I don't know if it has been dropped. My son isn't admitting to anything. I have been reading that if a psp is dropped it ruins the screen. Is that right? It just seems wierd that only one perfect line is running across the screen and everything works as normal otherwise. Thanks.

  • anonymouss May 21, 2008

    hi, i have the same issue. I turned it on one day and a thin black line appeared that stretched across the middle of the screen. I haven't dropped it or anything...its just so frustrating since its brand new and Ive only had it for a couple of months. I've still got the warranty on it so hopefully Sony will be able to give me a new system. =]

  • mrm27 Dec 02, 2008

    ya i have this proplem but it was a white line in the upper side

    its a new psp and i took good care of it!!

  • rdnkglfr Feb 14, 2009

    I purchased a brand new PSP and opened the box, turned it on and the line was there. I never even had the chance to drop it. Is it fixable under Sony's warranty. Or is that what you are talking about when you say it will cost more than it is worth?

  • rdnkglfr Feb 14, 2009

    Actually, the line on my screen is purple, however it changes colors when I change the background color.

  • roadie4314 Mar 03, 2009

    my psp is 4mons old never been droped its a psp-3000 i baby it !! but anyway it has a blue-green thin line across the screen from the "x" across to the well between the right arrow and down arrow so somebody tell me whats up with it i was playing namco museum "bosconian" at the time then i turned it off the game then the thin line showed up ?? so whats the deal ?? is it namcos game program or is the psp having a problem ?? thanks .................: (

  • robert smith
    robert smith May 11, 2010

    is it a new one ? or as it bin droped?

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Yes unfortunately i think its been dropped by the sounds of things,and yes it can be repaired,you can purchase a screen off ebay thier not that expensive,if you know anybody thats electricly minded if so let me know and i'll send you the webpage that shows you how to do it step by step.dont send it away to be mended what ever you do because it'll cost more to repair than its worth.

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I have a new PSP and have never droped it but from the day i bought it shows vetical line which gives a odd look>IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ANYONE TO GIVE ME A solution.

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