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Screen won't turn on

Did you ever get the problem fixed where the power button came on but the screen stayed black? My son is having the same problem with his psp.

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  • kaw4977 Jul 02, 2008

    Found out son interrupted a firm ware update when a new game was inserted. Now firm ware is corrupt. How do I fix? PSP won't even turn on.

  • nickflores24 Jul 29, 2008

    My psp worked fine den 1 day i turned it on and the screen was completely black but my led light(powerlight) was on green. so i took out the battery put it in again and it still didnt work. i put it on the charger and let it charge. as it got fully charged i tryed turning it on and it still didnt work but the power light showed. ive tryed almost everything i could think of and still dont work.

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Go to sony web site then hook the sps to the computer and flash the game with a new program this should fix it. sony will have the flash

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