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I had my psp for 2 years

Someone please answer this, everytime i press the home home the gray screen pops up (thats not the proplem) but that white flashy thing always stays on no, it is frozen and so i have to take my battery ouy and then turn the psp back on. Everytime i want to go to the new connection place to get internet access my pad button takes it all that way to the end and i cant bring it back and i cant choss any letters because someting is wrong with it. I think my pad button on my Psp is stuck and my button is frozen. What should i do????

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Re: I had my psp for 2 years

You can try to open it and clean the button area this is a guide to opening it that is the best physical solution i can think of if it is the button.

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