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24 Feb 2012
By: ImeBatman

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Can't turn back on! flashing "ps" button, as if it's plugged in

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Just got my Vita from Amazon today, played for a few hours, downloaded some stuff... Now it seems to be stuck in "off" mode.  The "home" or "playstation" button is flashing blue, and stays flashing blue whether I plug it in or unplug it.  If this were my psp, I'd simply pull the battery and re-insert, but since I don't have that option...

 

I've put it into sleep mode a number of times with no problems, but it really just seems stuck now.

 

I've tried holding down the power button, the ps button, waiting 5, 10, 20 seconds, nothing seems to work.  I'm really stuck here.  Is there a hard reset or something?  Please help!!

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Re: Can't turn back on! flashing "ps" button, as if it's plugged in

NM, found the solution on another thread, did a "soft" reset w/20 seconds and the power button.  Thanks all.

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HI, Ive got the same problem but cant get mine to work could you tell me how or give me a link to how to fix it please. thanks

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Press power button for 20 secs.

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thanks 4 the info it really worked now if it ever happens again i will know wat 2 do

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thanks for helping it happend to me too and you can also wait till it dies. it happend to my first one and i waited till i died.

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Re: Can't turn back on! flashing "ps" button, as if it's plugged in


Darthmccormick00 wrote:

thanks for helping it happend to me too and you can also wait till it dies. it happend to my first one and i waited till i died.


Indeed. If holding power for 30 seconds doesn't work, then the next step is to allow it's battery to run out before trying to power on again. Frustratingly this can take a while depending on what the Vita is doing, though it's worked for a fair number of people.

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