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PSP Freezes, then goes blank

My son's PSP will freeze after about 3-5 minutes. It stays frozen for 30 seconds, then goes blank.

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  • Dubcharlie Jan 09, 2008

    My psp will freeze like this as well, sometimes as soon as I turn it on or try to use the d-pad. Sometimes I can't even turn it on at all

  • venom187 Apr 25, 2008

    it freezes after i turn it on then it goes blank and doesen't work even when i try to turn it off

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    PSP wont turn on and freezes on screen

  • Chim5000 May 27, 2008

    I turn on my psp it shows the sonny entertainment logo then a blank screen it wont turn off then after a min. it turns off

  • stupid monke Jun 12, 2008

    if in touch the bar code on the bottom of my psp it freezes



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As boogschd said, the PSP's firmware is corrupted.

It is virtually impossible to permanently brick as PSP now, especially with Pandora's Battery.

Here are a few useful links about pandora's battery:

The best thing about a pandora's battery is that it is FREE.

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This is what we call a BRICK its when a PSP's firmware gets corrupted so it wont work there are several ways to fix this: if its still on warranty you may want to bring it to the store where you bought it you can buy a new motherboard for it bring it to sony for repairs oR use a pandora battery

Posted on Sep 28, 2007


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