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Discussion in 'Sony Handhelds' started by adi14, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. adi14

    adi14 Member

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    My PSP Screen Is Dead when I turn the PSP on the battery turns on fine the screen IS Black ?

    Should I go to target and get a new battery or whats my best bet ?
     
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    what did you do right before this happened? as it may be a brick.

    also what firmware do you have.
     
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    I was playing Madden O8 on PSP then the game just turned off I thought the battery was dead since I was playing for a while then I turned it back on and the screen wouldnt turn on I was in a middle of the game
    Do I need a new battery or what should I do ?
     
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    Smurff Regular member

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    hold your powerswitch up for 10seconds, till the green light goes off.

    plug in your AC adapter, try to turn it back on. (this is known as a cold boot) the ac adapter isn't for anything except if ur battery is drained. see if that works.

     
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    i tried that and it wouldnt do anything i held it for 10 secs the batt turned off then when i plugged it in the ac charger it wouldnt charge but i turned it back on and same problem
    the firmware is 3.40 I updated it to play madden
     
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    odd, u could try replacing the battery, but it could be something else or nothing at all, try to swap the battery, see if that'll do it. srry i couldn't help u better.
     
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    okay well thanks for trying to help
    when i turn the power on the umd drive is not spinning or anything
     
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    try entering with recovery mode or use pandora and go back to 1.5
     
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    3.40 doesn't have a recovery mode--no official Sony firmwares do.

    @adi14
    If nothing else works out, you may have to return your PSP to either the store you bought it from or back to Sony. Hopefully, they'll give you a replacement for no charge.
     
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    @adi14-did you try just plugging in your AC adaptor without the battery inserted? Sounds like you have a bad battery-I dont think you bricked though, because you were able to play your game after you updated the firmware,right?
     
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    yea i plugged in the ac and turned it one and it wouldnt turn on man i am pissed
    this is my 4th psp and this is the first time this has happened
     
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    Sounds like you you are having bad luck with psp's-

    I know this may be a long shot, but did you try pressing the contrast/brightness button (the one next to the musical note button)? I know sometimes when you update or downgrade firmware, and you have one of those TA-082 motherboards that happens..

    I want to say its not bricked because like you said, it required you to update the firmware in order to play the game-and you were playing the game afterwards...Its hard to say-could be hardware related-Your LCD screen might have fizzled out-Or maybe it did indeed brick after you updated the firmware....
    Are you still under warranty? If so, you can send it back to Sony for a replacement....
     
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    thanks for the help man Im just gonna sell it or this guy who lives near me offered to make me a pandoras battery
    I got this psp from a pawn shop and the guy there gave me it for 100 so next paycheck Ill just let the guy most likely make me a pandora or sell it to some one who wants to buy it and fix it up
     

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