recently i posted that my PSP was dead with some speculation that it may be the homebrew that added images to my background. my speculation was false and i found a solution to my own problem. the psp was set on the computer the night that it had stopped working. so, i figured maybe static or some kind of electrical interference had inturrupted the PSP's function. if anyone experiences a seemingly bricked PSP but you have no idea of the cause, take the psp to a different location in the house with no elctronical equipment on. remove the ac adaptor and battery pack from the PSP completely. wait for about 30 seconds, then plug the ac adaptor back in. your PSP should respond with the power light by turning orange or green. then just put the battery back in, let it charge completely, and then you're good to go. hopefully this experienced has helped someone else as well and hey, now you wont have to spend another 250 us dollars for another PSP. if you had this problem.