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Old 02-04-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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dead prs-300??

hello in my first post and thread in the forum,

first of all, excuse my english and excuse myself from coming to the forum with a problem.

it´s my prs-300...nothing appears on the screens. It doesn´t start and I don´t even get the orange light when I use the start slinding bottom, I need to reset it, use the botton and then I get the orange light...

when I reset the 300 and start it, the orange light switches on, but after a few seconds on, it blinks 6 or 8 times and then swithces off the light.meanwhile, nothing on the screen.

what can the problem be? please help...I love this little device...

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Old 02-04-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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Hi. Press reset, and without switching on, try to connect to the computer and format the memory.
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:32 PM   #3
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Without switching it on, I don´t get any disk on the pc.I get a red light on the 300 (charging ).

If I switch it on, then connect it, I cannot open the disk,I get an Insert disk...
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:41 AM   #4
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Well, strange, maybe you may try a hard reset?
http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/m...00%20159283607
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:17 AM   #5
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thanks for your help,tigrangh.

I can´t do the hard reset either...I get nothing on the screen.

also, when I reset the 300 and start it, I can only start it once...if I want to start it again-get the orange light again-, I need to reset it again...

I edit because I´ve made an advance, I hope...I started the 300, plug it in the pc and pless the down key and 0 simultaneusly...I the two disk on the 300 now appears accesible...

I have formated one of them but I cannot format the other-disk is write protected-

no diference

I have also change the name of the media.xml to media.xml.bak, but I cannot see much on the sceen...

I say I can´t see much on the screen because I can see that the text on the screen has changed...but I cannot read anything because the text is too faded away

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Old 02-05-2011, 06:04 AM   #6
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Hmmm, then I don't know what say else... :-(
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:37 AM   #7
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thanks , tigrangh...

I am going to try to update firmware...

let´s see if I get some other ideas..

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Old 02-05-2011, 10:07 AM   #8
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The disk that's write protected contains the Sony installer and library software... nothing for user access and not used unless you let it install when you connect...
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:00 PM   #9
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As I get nothing on the screen, could it be a battery problem?

I´ve been resetting, switching on and pluggin in the pc the 300, but I get nowhere...I get the two disks on the pc but nothing on the screen of the 300...

please, help....I don´t want to lose the 300...
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:26 PM   #10
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thanks , tigrangh...

I am going to try to update firmware...

let´s see if I get some other ideas..

cheers..
Already tried to update?
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:19 PM   #11
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Already tried to update?
I tried, yes but with no success...

I copied the russian firmware folder in the formated disk, started the 300 and blindly press 6...

but nothing changed or at least I cannot tell because the screen is blank...

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Old 02-06-2011, 07:25 PM   #12
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As I get nothing on the screen, could it be a battery problem?.
Are you letting it sit and charge for long enough? If the battery is getting old, it may not be holding a charge well.

I just put a new battery in mine, as it was getting slow and wasn't holding a charge for long. Made a huge difference.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:22 AM   #13
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I think I let it charging enough time...four or five hours with the psp charger...

My 300 has been stopped for 2 months and before, I could notice that letters weren´t as dark as they used to be months before...

I don´t know about the battery because the orange light switches on everytime I reset it and start it...

when I switch it on, it stays on for some 10 seconds then it blinks a few times and goes off...is this how the 300 works when low battery?
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:12 PM   #14
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I have bought a new battery, see if it helps...
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