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PSP Power Button

The PSP will not shut off. It appears that the power switch is not making contact. How can I open the PSP and check/repair the switch?

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Just hold the button all the way up

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My psp froze on the internet and it whont unfreeze.

Reboot it by sliding the power button to off and holding it there. If it still doesnt shut down pull the battery out then hold the power button for 10 seconds. Put battery back in and reboot. Also check to make sure that there are not any updates available for your PSP

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My old psp keeps displaying : the system configuration of this psp system does not appear to be correct. the update cannot be started. contact technical support for assisstance. (DRNFFFFFFD7) my current...

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to lock the psp, you need to activate the hold button(by switching the power button downwards). when an issue of a psp locking or going to the hold position by itself arises, it is usually caused by a free-moving or loose power/hold button. the best way out is to send it to a repairer as fixing this would require opening the psp and re-adjustment or replacement of the inner mechanism.
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I have a psp 3001 model which i bought from abroad(best buy) i ask a tech to put a hen program but after playing for a month, it broke down, i did not dropped it, if you open it will only appear orange...

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How can i downgrade my ver 6.10 software psp????

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Download MPH Downgrader and Firmware version you want(e.g 1.50) to the Windows-based computer. Connect the PSP Slim to the computer's USB port using the USB connector. Transfer the two programs to the main folder of the PSP Slim. Disconnect the PSP Slim from the computer's USB hub when the transfer is complete.

Turn on the PSP Slim. Go to the Settings/USB Connection in the Home menu and select the EBOOT.PBP file in the PSP\GAME\UPDATE update folder. Extract the MPH Downgrader zip file to the root folder of the PSP. Click OK using the X button if you are prompted that this will replace some files.

Go to Photo/Memory Stick in the Home menu. Wait as the screen goes black and numbers appear. Wait two minutes and then press and hold the power switch until the PSP Slim turns off. Release the power switch.

Wait as the PSP Slim turns on and reboots. Go to Game/Memory Stick in the Home menu and select PSPS Update version 1.50. Press the X button to start the update.

Wait as the update finishes and presents an error message. Press the O button to restart the PSP.

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Select button wont work

the control chip under the button isnt making contact with the plastic button,, easy fix, take the cover off the psp clean the buttons with a pencil eraser and put the cover back on (without screwing it down) check for contact,,,,if it works then screw it back together if it doesnt then pop the cover off and put a small piece of tape on the select button its self to make up for the slack). Hope this helps you worked for me!

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My psp wont turn on!


    Confirm the system is not in HOLD mode

    Make sure the PSP system is not in Hold Mode (in the down position). Slide the Power/Hold switch up to clear Hold Mode. Or try sliding the Power/Hold switch up and holding it there until the power indicator light turns off and the PSP system is completely turned off. Then try turning the PSP on again.

    • Confirm the backlight is ON
      Make sure the LCD screen's backlight is not turned off. If it is, press any button to turn ON the backlight.

    • Confirm use of only licensed products (AC Adaptor, battery pack and charger)
      The AC Adaptor, battery pack and battery charger must be licensed for use with the PSP system. All licensed products for use with the PSP will have the following logos displayed directly on the product and/or the packaging:
      pslogor.gif global_logos_psplogo_168x35.jpg global_logos_scealogowhite_60x73.gif
      If any of the products you are using does not have these logos on them, we recommend that you immediately discontinue the use of these products, as they void the PSP system's warranty, and can cause damage to the system. See compatible peripherals for the PSP system for a full list of supported products.
      There are some products that can be used with the PSP system that may not display our logos. Products such as San Disk 1GB Memory Sticks, or various USB cables, needs only to be genuinely certified. Look for the genuine certified logos on these products or contact the company which manufactures these products for more information.

    • Confirm the battery pack is correctly inserted
      Make sure the battery pack is in its proper position (see inserting the battery pack for details).

    • Try the battery pack only
      Unplug the AC adaptor from the PSP system. Make sure a charged PSP battery pack is inserted inside the PSP system. Turn on the unit. If you get power, then the problem may be with the AC adaptor and power cord.

    • Try the battery pack in a different PSP system
      If possible, try your PSP battery pack in a different PSP system. If your battery works on a different PSP system, it may indicate an issue with your PSP system.

    • Try a different PSP battery pack
      If possible, try a different battery in your PSP system. If a different battery pack does work on your PSP system, it may indicate an issue with the original battery pack.

    • Try the AC adaptor and the PSP battery pack
      Insert the battery pack and plug in the AC adaptor. If you still do not get any power, your PSP system may need to be sent in for service (see PSP Service for details).

    • Try the AC adaptor / power cord only
      Turn off the PSP system, unplug the AC adaptor, and remove the battery. Now plug in the AC adaptor to the PSP system with the battery removed. Confirm the AC adaptor and power cord are firmly connected to each other. Now make sure they are also firmly connected to the PSP system and the electrical outlet.
      If the PSP system powers on, the battery may need to be replaced.

    • Check AC adaptor and power cord for damage
      Visually inspect the AC adaptor and the power cord for damage. Do not use if frayed, cut, or damaged in any way.

    • Check the electrical outlet
      Confirm the electrical outlet that you are using is active (receiving power). Try using a different electrical outlet.

    • Try a different AC adaptor and power cord
      If possible, try a different AC adaptor and power cord. If a different AC adaptor and power cord does not work, the PSP system may need to be sent in for service (see PSP Service for details).

    • Confirm no unauthorized system software or downloads were used
      Confirm that you have not used any unauthorized system software updates or downloads on the PSP system. Use of such unauthorized firmware updates voids the warranty and can damage the PSP system.

    • WLAN turned off
      Make sure the wireless (WLAN) network function is not in use while charging. The battery pack cannot be recharged when the WLAN function is being used.

    • Power surge
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    I forgot my password on psp hoe do i reset it

    1. Take your Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) and hold the power switch for approximately 10 seconds.

    2. After approximately 10 seconds the Sony PSP will shut off. Leave off for 30 seconds.

    3. Flip your power button on your Sony PSP once, and in some cases twice. The Sony PSP will start up and should resume normal performance.


    Disconnect the power cord / remove battery and hold down the power button.

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    This is a classic problem with the Power switch board.  It may seem like a problem with the home button, but the Button bar that the Home button resides on connects to the Power Switch board inside.  I can repair this for you for $37 including return shpping.  Contact me at   I run the Playstation Clinic at

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