Random black screens

Discussion in 'PSP - Games & Content' started by Meowayne, Mar 22, 2010.

Mar 22, 2010

Random black screens by Meowayne at 9:11 AM (785 Views / 0 Likes) 3 replies

  1. Meowayne
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    What happens is that when I turn my PSP on (from shutdown), the screen stays black, the power LED is green, and the memory card LED blinks in regular intervals (maybe half a second).

    However, this only happens sometimes. Other times, everything works perfectly fine. I usually just turn it off and on until it works.

    Another time, the PSP wouldn't turn on at all until I removed the battery. (happened only ONCE so far)

    I disabled all plugins and non-default configurations in the recovery menu. So far, it has not happened when I unplugged the memory card, but because it happens so randomly, its hard to tell whether or not it is at fault.

    The battery is an original Sony battery, the memorycard is a Photofast CR-5400 (genuine!) and two 8GB Sandisc Micro-SDHC (genuine).

    I would assume its the card's fault, but I don't know. Has this happened before? Sound familiar to anyone?
     
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    Plugins/Memory Stick problem...possibly firmware related.
     
  3. Meowayne
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    I have reformatted the memory stick, problem persists. Because it seems to be always fixed when I boot without the memory card, I think you're right and it is the card's fault. (even though it works perfectly once the system boots).

    Strange. I don't think there's anything I can do if it really is the card. I'll try emptying the plugins folder (since disabling them doesn't make a difference).


    Edit: Disabling all plugins from the advanced configuration menu (not the plugins menu) does the trick. What do I do? Reinstall firmware?
     
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    probably is the memory stick reader slot that is going to be defective, its very cheap part but need to use the solder ...
     

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