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Power Problem my psp will not power up

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If you tried to take youre psp battery apart to try and make a pandoras battery then all you need to do to turn it on is to take battery out plug charger in turn on put battery back in pull charger out and ther you go. if thats not youre case thene im sorry

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2. Plug the charger into both the wall and the PSP system, then wait for at least 30 seconds before turning the psp on.
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3. Next, unplug the power adapter from the PSP, and firmly place the battery into the PSP.
4. Plug in the Power Adapter once again, and wait at least 30 minutes for the PSP to begin charging, then try and power on the PSP system.
--If the PSP does not power on with the battery plugged in, but it did with just the charger, you need a new battery. If it powers on, do the next step.
5. Place the Memory Stick inside the PSP , and turn on the power. If the PSP does not turn on, but it turned on without the memory, you need a new memory stick.

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1. Remove anything that is connected to the PSP, including the
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Here are some instructions to help fix your problem.
Put the PSP down on a table with the LCD screen facing up.
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  • 3 Perform a hard reset on the PSP by pushing up on the power switch at the lower-right corner with your index finger.
  • 4 Count to 15. Release the PSP's power switch. Count to 30.
  • 5 Flick the PSP's power switch up with your index finger and release it. Repeat this procedure a second time.
  • 6 Wait as the PSP reboots, starts up and stays on.
  • 7 Remove the PSP power supply's power cord from the PSP's power outlet. Remove the PSP power supply's AC plug from the AC socket.
  • 8 Flick the power switch up with your index finger to turn off the PSP.
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  • 3 Perform a hard reset on the PSP by pushing up on the power switch at the lower-right corner with your index finger.
  • 4 Count to 15. Release the PSP's power switch. Count to 30.
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