Vita Black Screen of Death. Is my Vita done for?

#1DoctorVaderPosted 3/25/2014 2:33:27 AM
My Vita screen won't turn on. I just took it out after not playing it for about 3 months for FFX and the blue light turns on but nothing comes up on the screen.

Now I've tried the reset methods like holding the power button for anywhere from 30 second to 3 minutes and nothing shows up.

I feel extremely sad it has died on me. And my two year extended warranty just ended in Feb as I got this on launch.
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#2GamerRafPosted 3/25/2014 2:44:51 AM
Pay for it to be cremated?
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#3lakersoffseasonPosted 3/25/2014 3:01:41 AM
I've had that problem. It's cracked, won't apply for warranty. Cost: $130 plus tax. I paid for mine to be fixed. Worth every cent
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#4hyper12Posted 3/25/2014 3:44:40 AM
Does the screen back light turn on or does it always remain black?

If the light turns on, high likelihood that the screen is broken.
If the backlight doesn't turn on, most likely the connection or board is broken.

Honestly, these types of breaks aren't something that happen naturally except for maybe the connection coming loose. Are you sure no one man-handled your system while it was in a 3 month sleep because they might owe you a repair bill.

(I could be wrong on the diagnosis, I am just basing it on the same issue with my old PSP. Biggest concern might be the backlight doesn't turn on with a broken screen as that could be different)
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#52NIKNIMPosted 3/25/2014 3:50:15 AM
Had this myself in the past and found a hard reset guide on Google.Make sure it is charged first (plug it in over night) then follow this

http://psvitagamer.net/threads/how-to-hard-restart-the-vita-and-how-to-soft-restart-the-vita.4373/
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