4.3" widescreen LCD display with a 333 MHz Processor. Model Number PSP98510. Repair for this device requires common screwdrivers and prying tools.

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Why won't my psp stay on?

I had my psp on pause one day, then it froze. I had to turn it off, then when I tried to turn it back on, it turned right back off. I've tried recharging, still comes on, then turns right back off.

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When it is plugged in it will not stay on either

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When plugged in, does it run? If so, the battery might be nearing the end of its life cycle. Go grab a new one if it's too old.

Other than that, it might be bricked. If you're unable or unwilling to send it to Sony, maybe try a Pandora's Battery, to put it into service mode.

E: Uh...I don't know too much about servicing PSPs, but my general knowledge is telling me it's bricked, because there's no user serviceable parts left to it, except maybe the memory stick, which you might want to check for corruption on a computer. As I said, maybe try a Pandora's battery. It's meant to get it into service mode to put custom firmware on it for homebrew and all that, but it may save your ROM where the OS of the thing is.

See:

http://www.pandorabatteryco.com/

and Google the subject some more.

I must tell you this is risky business, mucking around with a Pandora's battery, but the PSP can't really be worse off than it is. If you're not comfortable with it, give it to Sony. If you're not technically minded, leave it be.

But hey, if you get a Panda battery anyway, and can't save the PSP, you can get another one (maybe) and now you have a working PSP and a Panda battery! Neat-o.

One last think, if you suspect there's a hardware problem, like if it got dropped hard (the new PSPs, that is, 2000 and 3000, have a metal frame that's been reduced in weight and heftiness as compared to the 1000), you might want to take it apart as per iFixit's guide depending on your version. You probably can't fix it, but it might satisfy your curiosity as to what went wrong, if you're that kind of guy, and just want to screw it and get a new one, maybe use this one for parts.

Anyway, I've rambled on long enough.

Good fixin's to you.

Justyn

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Might need a new batery or you can send it in to sony if you still have it under warintey or bring it in to the store you bought it from if you want try bringing it to your friend's house

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or it could be dead

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If you buy a pandora battery, you can put it into service mode, then use a Magic Memory Stick to restore it's firmware, you may solve the problem. If you can restore it's firmware, and it still freezes, then you have a hardware problem, or possiblly a bad memory stick. And also, you can't brick a PSP anymore. You can undo pretty much any damage you do to it with a pandora battery.

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Defiantly sounds like a brick but normally a psp wouldn't brick unless the user try'd to run a glitched program. but there have been cases where the psp had a viral infection from content uploaded from a memory stick or the Internet. it's very rare and i have only come across it once since ive been modding psp's. And in any case the best thing to do in this case is to mod the psp with custom firmware (CFW) or official firmware (Sony's OFW).

Using a Pandora's battery is dependable on the motherboard model of your psp. and unfortunatly the only way to find out what model your psp is is to open it. thus voiding the warrenty.

other then that you really have no choice but to replace your motherboard or send it to sony for repairs.

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