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My psp screen goes blank everytime i press the home button.

My psp goes blank everytime i press the home button.the psp screen goes off but the machine is still working.

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Change the home strip i had the same problem the home strip gets rusty and causes this problem its only a couple of quids on ebay

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This is for the tv out function you can buy a cord so you can play your psp games on your tv and holding down this button activates that but you need the cord eb games have it for about 30 dollars

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When i press home button the screen goes black


Your post is a bit vague. You press the home button ingame or while in the menu(and then it goes black) or in both places? Does your PSP work properly?
If anything, update your firmware(if your PSP is modified then update to anything less than 6.39 and re-modify).

Jun 15, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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After pressing the audio button on my psp the screen would go black and white from bottom to top then would go back to normal what i tried is to take out the memory card and tr to press the audio...


Hi, I've had the same problems for about a month now. I have a psp fat (psp-1000) with cfw. 5.50. I was playing ZHP unlosing ranger when the same thing happened.
I use the lowest brightness setting to lengthen game play time. I keep using the audio button (The one you hold and turns the sounds mute or back.. right?) for the game then when i reset my game (press home and start the gameover..) the brightness suddenly keeps on changing even making the whole screen black. After 5 minutes? it stops but then when i press the down or square, triangle button the brightness changes sometimes thats the only thing the button does.. i found a temporary fix for this, i put it sleep mode then turn it on again and it stops.. the buttons go back to normal, for a while.
It goes on and on even with other games. It just stops after 10 minutes later or more than starts happening again everytime the brightness or audio button is pressed.
We scanned it for viruses on a computer and it just kept on blinking everytime it responded to the scan. No virus were found but after that when we disconnected it from the computer the brightness problem stopped for a good long time.. we avoided pressing the brightness and audio buttons. but recently its happening again.
and now just got worse. I was playing Socom Fireteam, and when you accidentaly go to the start menu, you have to press "select" to exit and continue the game. But the "select" button wont work!
so i quit the game and startover.. when this happened for the 3rd time. When i pressed "home" button and was asked if i really wanted to exit the game i couldnt move to "yes" and couldnt press the "O" or "X" buttons.
So i turned off my psp and when it went back on, I couldnt press anything anymore. except, the volume buttons and select (the vsh menu appears)
I searched for help from the internet, found "disable your vsh menu" remedy.
It worked! but when i played the game, the "cwcheat" menu keeps on appearing (seplugin that appears when you press select button). It wouldnt stop >.<
So we disabled that too.
Now playing God of War Ghost of Sparta, and one part, the start menu kept on appearing! we'd close it so that we could push one of the levers in the game but then it pauses the game again.. it stopped after a while. then it happened again only slight.
Found a comment on a "select button problem" and it said that it was the:
"parts that were Ribbon style, with it was the start and select button and the volume/sound" he had that parts?
found same problems around the net, some posts from 2009.
found decent posts and solutions here:
http://forums.qj.net/psp-general-help/151111-psp-slim-start-button-stuck.html
the best one says buy a new "flex bar" or "home bar". It goes by many names, but it's the metal bar that has all of the bottom row buttons on it (home -> start) It's usually under $10 USD and obviously the right thing to do.
got another comment that says it worked from him when he bought one himself.
Glad I found others, and that I could share this.. wish it makes things better.
Hope it works out for all of us!
Another thing, Merry Christmas!

Dec 02, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Help:0


run a firmware update on your psp. might stop it freezing.

Aug 22, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Help :0


That is what is happening to me except it is in mid game and not on the home screen. I have to pull the battery out also and start playing again. You would think buying Sony and for the price it would work better, so is Sony now making second grade handheld game console.

Aug 22, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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I had my psp for 2 years


You can try to open it and clean the button area this is a guide to opening it http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/370436 that is the best physical solution i can think of if it is the button.

Aug 22, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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