#1 Edited by shivermetimbers (717 posts) -

My Vita screen won't turn on. I've tried basically everything possible. I tried to hold down the power button for 30 secs to try and get it to go to safe mode, but alas, safe mode wouldn't appear on the screen.

I dunno what's up. Anyone got anything?

#2 Posted by _Chad (956 posts) -

Trying holding power and home. It's worked for me in the past.

#3 Posted by rentacop (107 posts) -

@_chad said:

Trying holding power and home. It's worked for me in the past.

Came to post this.

#4 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6936 posts) -

Welp! I looked at some FAQs for you and BOY...they are the least helpful FAQs on earth. Holy shit. The only thing I could suggest would be to call them.

#5 Edited by handlas (2545 posts) -

Plug it in and charge it you silly goose.

#6 Posted by shivermetimbers (717 posts) -

@_chad said:

Trying holding power and home. It's worked for me in the past.

I tried that, thanks, but it didn't work.

@handlas said:

Plug it in and charge it you silly goose.

It turns on okay. The touchscreen still works and you can still hear that crappy elevator music, just the screen won't turn on.

#7 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6936 posts) -

That's gotta be a hardware issue, then. Call them for a replacement.

#8 Edited by Alekss (327 posts) -

Sony pulling a Microsoft

#9 Edited by GrantHeaslip (1355 posts) -

I have no basis for this, but maybe try plugging it into a computer? It could trigger it to go into some kind of USB mode and break whatever logjam it’s stuck in (assuming the screen isn’t just dead).

Also, let the battery run dry. Who knows?

#10 Edited by AmateurWriter (6 posts) -

Sounds like someone's havin a case of the Mondays.

#11 Posted by MikeJFlick (424 posts) -

Never encountered that issue with my Vita, if you are any good with assembly and disassembly I'd suggest taking it apart and make sure the screen is still connected, that is only do it if you don't have a current warranty.

Good luck mate, I feel your pain.