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I removed the battery while it was installing the latest update. Now only the green power light comes on and goes off after a while and my psp looks dead.

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Unfortunately as your PSP was in the middle of a firmware update it will not work again. If it is under 1 year old Sony will replace it free of charge but if it is out of warranty they will charge you. If it is an older type PSP you could possibly bring it back to life with a Pandora battery and a magic memory stick. Look under the battery to see what model number it is, either a 1000, 2000 or 3000. If it is a 3000 then there is no way to bring it back to life. The other models are able to be brought back to life using the Pandora battery. Let me know what model it is and I can tell you how to do it if it can be done.

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