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Directional buttons work fine, until I start playing a game

In the menu my directional buttons work fine. So now I want to play a game and it loads perfectly and everything seems normal, until I come to the title screen where I need to choose whatever and I can't!!!!!! Because now all of a sudden the bloody directional pad does not want to work. What the?????? Please HELP me somebody!!

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  • skrapnell Apr 18, 2009

    Hi there amistydj

    Never done such thing as downgrading with firmware not provided by Sony. I did upgrade my firmware to version 4.05. After that everything was still fine. The game is in my UMD Drive.


  • skrapnell Apr 18, 2009

    Still the same problem!!

  • skrapnell Apr 18, 2009

    Still the same problem!!

  • skrapnell Apr 19, 2009

    Any ideas amistydj??

  • skrapnell Apr 22, 2009

    Hi there amistydj. Same thing happens when I try to play a different game. Should I try to update my firmware to the latest version??

  • skrapnell Apr 22, 2009

    Thanks amistydj. I will give it a try and let you know.

  • skrapnell May 01, 2009

    Hi there amistydj

    I updated to the latest firmware ver 5.50. The same problem still occurs. I want to break this PSP console out of frustration. The only thing that keeps me going is the fact that everything works fine untill I want to use the option screen for a UMD. This tells me that it is not a very big problem!!!!

    Pleeweeeease help me amistydj

  • skrapnell May 03, 2009

    Yes please help me to repair this nightmare!!!

  • skrapnell May 03, 2009

    Yes please help me to repair this nightmare!!!

  • Raymond Owusu-Gyawu May 11, 2010

    before I give solutions Ineed to know whether you have modified your psp by downgrading with a custom firmware not provided by sony or not.

    Is the game on the UMD Drive or on the Memory Stick Duo.

    Please let me know


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The D-Pad can be replaced, if you want to repair it yourself, there are PSP repair guides that show you how to take it apart. Just take the frontplate off and replace the conductive rubber pad under the buttons.

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I also have the same problem. i have 5.00 firmware. when i go to game the dpad stop working. in main menu it is working. when i look for a solution i found that my triangle button is automatically pressing. so i think that the cause why my dpad is not working is because of the triangle. because it is automaticallly pressing.

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Ok. navigate to system settings and scroll down to RESTORE SYSTEM SETTINGS, after that turn off your psp and wait for about 3 minutes and turn it back on.
Write back if this doesn't help.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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  • Raymond Owusu-Gyawu Apr 19, 2009

    quit the game, restart the psp and try playing a different UMD on the psp.
    check the UMD for physical damage.
    clean the UMD, use a dry, lint-free cloth only.
    write back if this doesn't help.

  • Raymond Owusu-Gyawu Apr 22, 2009

    I would like you to try that, because I have a psp 2000 and never had problems with it. sony announced a new psp firware update 5.50 yesterday, so I think you should update your psp.

    If after updating the same problem happens, you might consider repairing your psp. I will show you how to do that on sony's website.

  • Raymond Owusu-Gyawu May 03, 2009

    I have read other articles and solutions about the problem you are having and it seems that there is no problem related to the one you are using experiencing. I think you should repair your psp.
    are you ready

  • Raymond Owusu-Gyawu May 03, 2009

    OK use this link from Sony, it will show you all the steps you need to repair your psp.

    use this link to send your psp to Sony for repair


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