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My PSP does'nt turn on. I have bought a new charger and battery for my PSP. When i plugged in the new charger the orange charging light indicating it was charging came on. I tried turning on the psp and just letting it charge but no nothing happend. The light soon started blinking and went out. Any suggestions/answers?

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  • losthope_723 May 06, 2010

    No response after holding the R and turning on the power switch.No light, no graphics. I guess it must be bricked then... (-.-). Where do i get this pandoras program/battery/whatever else it is?

  • losthope_723 May 06, 2010

    My PSP will not turn on or anything. I first bought a new battery.... nothing happend. then I bought a new charger. When i plugged in the enw charger the orange charging light came on for a bit. I then tried turning on the PSP and nothing happend, no sounds or graphics. Soon after, the orange light started blinking and went out and no indications of a working PSP showed. One person suggested hoding the R and turning on the PSP but no luck. Suggestions/comments/answers?

  • losthope_723 May 06, 2010

    Ill have to look it up when im not on a GOC. Thanks though. I hope it works.

  • losthope_723 May 06, 2010

    ive got full motion of the power switch, have revarified my cables and connections, and have not tried anything with the firmware or whatever it is (@.@). Taking the battery out to try the "waking up a sleepy PSP" method did not work. No lights, sounds or graphics show up with the battery in or out while the PSP is on the charger.

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When did the problem started? Did you install anything or update the software? Or it was stocked for a long time?

If it was stocked, then the first thing that you may want to try is to use different battery and see if you'll get the same problem.

If same problem occur, though you've got new charger and tried different battery, then the problem has something to do with the small components around the internal power unit.

However, if your PSP won't turn on because of a program or software that was installed recently, you may need to unbrick your PSP.

You may check the link below for more info:

www.console-crazy.com

If that did not help, I would suggest to contact Sony, and have them check it, and see if there's any hardware defect.

Thank you and good luck!

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When PSP's are working properly, you are right the orange light should be on.

A blinking light (green) and then turning off is normal when it goes into sleep mode rather than full power down. However, even when it if off, it ought to show orange while plugged in.

I have seen troublesome PSP's where the switch was just failing; are you certain you are getting full movement all the way to the top when trying to turn it on.

Even with the battery out, it should boot up when plugged into mains power. have you given the connections at the power supply from the wall and into the PSP a good press and wiggle?

Also, removing the battery for several minutes and then plugging the battery and the power cable back in has been known to wake up a sleepy psp. The clock and settings will need to be setup again this way.

Lastly, if you have tried altering your PSP's firmware and failed at it, then the symptoms are the same. Your PSP is bricked and you will need a pandoras battery to fix it. (These are pretty easy to come by.)

I hope that helps.

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    Paul Sager May 08, 2010

    Your psp is bricked.
    You need new firmware.
    If it is older than a 3001 this is easy with a pandoras battery.

    Good luck & thank you for choosing Fixya.



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Hi, turn off your PSP, Press and hold the R button, and power on at the same time. This may reset the PSP. If not, do you get any sound? Look at the Display real close and see if you are getting any graphics. If your getting sound, and you can see some graphics, you have a back light problem. If you get no sound and cannot see graphic, then their is a high chance of your PSP being bricked. This means that you done something to interrupt an upload or program in progress. The eeprom program is corrupted and the PSP will not boot up. The term Bricked, refers to your PSP being no better than a black Brick paper weight. I have heard of a repair for this called Pandoras Battery.

You need to:- re-install your custom firmware. (Pandora's battery and all that) Then make sure your memory stick is a pandoras one and start again

Take care

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    Shehu Pro May 06, 2010

    Hi, you can learn how to do this by following the video on this link..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HQOab5b3...

    Take care


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    Shehu Pro May 06, 2010

    O.k, please don forget to accept and rate the solution..

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    Shehu Pro May 06, 2010

    Hi, if this solution did not work, then i think it's high time you contact Sony...

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    Shehu Pro May 07, 2010

    Any progress so far?

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