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How to fix Volume issues in PSP Portable

How to Fix a PSP Volume Button through Software
Check to be sure that your PlayStation Portable's AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System) is turned off.
Start your PSP without a game in it. Choose "Settings," then select "Sound Settings." If the AVLS option is "ON," turn it "OFF."
Check to see that your memory stick is inserted properly if the sound still does not work. This often interferes with the volume control. Remove the memory stick and reinsert it.
Perform a hard reset of your PSP if the volume still does not work. To do this, first unplug your PSP and remove any games or memory sticks. Then remove the battery from its cavity on the back. Press and hold any button for five seconds, then reinstall your battery.
Move on to hardware solutions if none of the above options work
How to Fix a PSP Volume Button through Hardware
Remove your PlayStation Portable's battery pack, any games and memory sticks. Unplug it.
Unscrew all five screws that hold the faceplate onto your PSP. The fifth is hard to locate, so find it just below the screen on the bottom edge.
Clean the button heads underneath the volume buttons with a small cloth. You should also clean the Home button nearby as this often interferes with the volume button.
Return the faceplate and screws, and test your PSP.

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My volume control is not working properly. It says AVLS. What does that mean?


AVLS stands for Automatic Volume Limiter System - and it basically limits the maximum volume being output which is why your volume control isnt working properly. You will need to go into settings to turn this option off.

Press and hold the back/home button until the HOME menu appears, press the arrows to select Settings then press the Play button to confirm, press the arrows to select Common Settings then press the Play button to confirm, press the arrows to select AVLS(Volume Limit) then press Play button to change it to OFF.

Jan 27, 2011 | Sony Walkman NWZ-B135 MP3 Player

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my volume dont work is there anyway i can troubleshoot it or restart the whole thing?


How to Fix a PSP Volume Button through Software
Check to be sure that your PlayStation Portable's AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System) is turned off.
Start your PSP without a game in it. Choose "Settings," then select "Sound Settings." If the AVLS option is "ON," turn it "OFF."
Check to see that your memory stick is inserted properly if the sound still does not work. This often interferes with the volume control. Remove the memory stick and reinsert it.
Perform a hard reset of your PSP if the volume still does not work. To do this, first unplug your PSP and remove any games or memory sticks. Then remove the battery from its cavity on the back. Press and hold any button for five seconds, then reinstall your battery.
Move on to hardware solutions if none of the above options work
How to Fix a PSP Volume Button through Hardware
Remove your PlayStation Portable's battery pack, any games and memory sticks. Unplug it.
Unscrew all five screws that hold the faceplate onto your PSP. The fifth is hard to locate, so find it just below the screen on the bottom edge.
Clean the button heads underneath the volume buttons with a small cloth. You should also clean the Home button nearby as this often interferes with the volume button.
Return the faceplate and screws, and test your PSP.

Feb 13, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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sound and avls


go to settings then sounds settings and avls turn to on and that's all tnk u

Dec 29, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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audio - psp


PSP plug in audios compared to say the ipod isn't as loud.

Maybe your AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System) is on & have been set 'LOW'.

If so, go to Settings > Sound Settings > AVLS to change the settings.

Oct 30, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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psp music sound problem


Could you please check the music bitrate you downloaded to your PSP? It should have at least 128 or 192 as its bitrate value to get a decent sound.

Also do not set your PSP volume too high as it may hurt your hearing (when using headphone) or it may hurt your PSP system speaker (when not using headphone).

I recommend you to always enable the AVLS (Automatic Volume Limitation System). You can always choose to activate/deactivate AVLS from the System Settings menu.

May 11, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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