PS Vita PS button and Power button malfunction

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Giangsta, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Giangsta

    Giangsta GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 17, 2007
    I got a PS vita which seems to be playing up.

    I can turn it on but it seems like the PS Button along with the rest of the buttons don't respond.

    However, if i hold down the power button for about 10 seconds or so it will reboot into the Safe Mode which i can then control using the D pad and regular buttons.

    If i launch a game, none of the buttons will work and the ps button/power button does nothing.

    Seems like such a strange problem.
    I've checked on YouTube and have removed the back to clean out the power button, but that didn't help at all.

    Anybody have any suggestions?
  2. AnotherMuggle

    AnotherMuggle Advanced Member

    May 24, 2009
    United Kingdom
    Have you tried any of the options available in safe mode?
  3. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    Global Moderator
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    Seems like a firmware problem, is your PSV up to date? Does it behave this way with the memory card inserted? Have you applied any screen protection recently? Have you attempted rebuilding the database from the safe boot menu?
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