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PSP my psp power button says its on and the screen goes black when ever i turn it on or off the screen on the psp says "please wait..." and sits there for 5minutes then goes black again, please help me

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    have you downloaded the most recent PSP update?

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There is a firmware problem, or, in worst case, its bricked.
basically, the psp needs to be put into service mode and be fully restored of genuine sony firmware. : to do this, you can :
- make a pandora battery, and restore firmware in service mode (contact me for instructions, NOT RECOMMENDED)
- take it to a technitian

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My sons psp has a black screen


Without a functional screen, the PSP doesn't have much of a purpose. If the power light next to your screen is off as well, all your PSP needs is a good long battery charge. But if the power light is on and the screen is still dark, a few quick troubleshooting steps can help you get to the root of the problem. If troubleshooting doesn't work, you will need to contact Sony eService through its support site, particularly if your PSP has recently been dropped or had liquid spilled on it.
Step 1Turn off your PSP. Remove the battery pack. Replace the battery pack, making sure that it is securely inserted. Turn the PSP back on. If the screen is still black, continue to Step 2.
Step 2Press any system button. If the backlight is turned off, pressing a system button should reactivate it. If the screen has turned back on, go to the PSP settings menu. Select "Power Save Settings." Select "Backlight Auto-Off." This option automatically turns off the screen if the PSP has been idle. If you do not wish to have this feature active, select "Off." If this step did not solve the problem, continue to Step 3.
Step 3Press the screen brightness button below the screen. This button is marked with a small donut-like icon. Pressing the button will incrementally increase the brightness of the screen. Holding down the button will turn off the backlight. It is possible that this button was accidentally pressed down after placing the PSP in a pocket or a backpack. If the screen remains black after the brightness has been increased to full, continue to Step 4 if your model of PSP is any but the PSP Go.
Step 4Open the top hatch on the PSP. This will eject the UMD disc. Only touch the UMD at the edges, as fingerprints can interfere with the disc's functionality. Clean the surface of the UMD with a clean, dry cloth. Do not clean the UMD with water or any other chemicals. If the disc looks scratched or damaged, this is likely the cause of the screen issue. Additionally, moisture can condense on the UMD if the PSP has undergone a recent temperature change, such as being brought into a warm house from a cold car. If the UMD looks wet, turn off the PSP and allow the UMD to air dry. Wait several hours before trying to restart your PSP.

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Cant off the psp go and still on screen is please wait..cant go to the menu


Greetings,

It seems like your Psp Go has gotten stuck on that screen. The only valid way to fix this is to either:
  • Wait for the Psp to Die. Just let is sit and it will run out of power eventually.
  • Pull the battery out of the Psp which will cut the power. Then place battery back in and turn on.
Thank you for using FixYa! =) If I helped, please give me a rating.

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Hey, i have a problem with my sony PSP when i start my PSP the green power light is on but there is nothing to display and the memory stick light keeps flickering too , please help ???


Hello there

You'll need to hard reset your PSP and restore it to its factory settings. Once this is done, your PSP should work perfectly.

Hold the power button on the right side of your PSP down until the device completely powers off. Wait at least five seconds after the power is off before proceeding to the next step.

Press and hold the Select and Start buttons located in the bottom right corner of the PSP.

Press and hold the Square and Triangle buttons (located on the directional pad) while continuing to hold the Select and Start buttons.

Press the power button while holding these four buttons. When the flash (logo) screen appears, you can release the four buttons and your PSP will be reset to its factory settings and the screen will no longer be blank.

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How can i downgrade my ver 6.10 software psp????


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Download MPH Downgrader and Firmware version you want(e.g 1.50) to the Windows-based computer. Connect the PSP Slim to the computer's USB port using the USB connector. Transfer the two programs to the main folder of the PSP Slim. Disconnect the PSP Slim from the computer's USB hub when the transfer is complete.

Turn on the PSP Slim. Go to the Settings/USB Connection in the Home menu and select the EBOOT.PBP file in the PSP\GAME\UPDATE update folder. Extract the MPH Downgrader zip file to the root folder of the PSP. Click OK using the X button if you are prompted that this will replace some files.

Go to Photo/Memory Stick in the Home menu. Wait as the screen goes black and numbers appear. Wait two minutes and then press and hold the power switch until the PSP Slim turns off. Release the power switch.

Wait as the PSP Slim turns on and reboots. Go to Game/Memory Stick in the Home menu and select PSPS Update version 1.50. Press the X button to start the update.

Wait as the update finishes and presents an error message. Press the O button to restart the PSP.

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first u should turn off ur psp.and then you should press the select+start+square+triangle buttons at the same time and hold it..and now do power on ur psp..
i hope ur psp will be correctly reset....
ok good bye......... by AmitendrA

Read more: HOW DO I RESET MY PSP? When I turn it on, only the green LED goes comes up. Nothing else happens, and the only way to turn it off is by removing the battery. How can this be fixed? ' Answerbag http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/107314#ans9861408#ixzz14fVT8aGN

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What happened to your PSP before this occured or have you done anything to it e.g. upgrading it to a newer firmware?it probably has gone bricked...

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Flicker and very slow


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Hi Azeem123,

 

Your PSP is Bricked.  You need to send it to Sony to get your problem resolved. The contact information is listed below.

I know this is terrible news for you.  When you were downloading the Flash0, something disturbed the download and corrupted the PSP. This is what Bricked you PSP.  Brick refers to your psp and it is dead until Sony fixes it, no more worth than a brick.

SCEA Consumer Services
1-800-345-SONY (7669)

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