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Psp joystick problems

  1.  Im having a problem with the anolog joystick on my psp.It sticks and makes it hard to operate.Also when you go to any screen where you have to pick a level or put your name in,the icon just jumps around.Is this a related problem with the joystick,or do i have another problem.I took the face off and removed the joystick and turned the psp on and it still does the same thing.

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  • eyes of mako Nov 07, 2007

    i have a problem like this. my psp dpad does that and i'm not sure if the joystick even works.

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2007

    i am having problems with my analog stik on my psp many people i know are having that problem too...

  • fread Dec 28, 2007

    my psp joystick constantly moves to the left while playing a game how can i fix it thanks

  • metazone Dec 29, 2007

    Brand new PSP. Whenever there is a menu which you would use the joystick to make your selection, the selection keeps scrolling through so that no choice can be made.... can't get beyond this stage to even get into the game.

    New to PSPs so don't even know where to start.

    help

  • mikers99 Feb 06, 2008

    I am having the same problem. New PSP 2001 model bought at Xmas.



    The games in UMD mode, the characters re leaning to theleft ofthe screen. i roughed her up a bit (joystick) and it less bad and only now goes to the right.



    so that is the problem? must have put some junk in there to get it dirty (my son plays with it).



    I tried taking the screws out but that was not possible as they are very small and very very tight. Im gonna try and bring it back to the store tomorrow and exchange it. PRoblem? I don't hve the receipt but they did scan the serial # of the machine and the big future shop is on the box with the serial #. So hopefully they will exchange or ill be pissed.



    so cleaning it fixes it/?

  • Hank Luce
    Hank Luce May 07, 2008

    The joynob, or stick, or whatever it's being called moves around without problem it seems. But when I am playing first person shooter game and it moves by itself and is hard to get any icon of any sort to move where I want it to sometimes. For instance, on browser, which the joystick(nob) is used as the mouse cursor, it sticks in certain places on the screen even though the stick itself moves freely. What the heck? I have even bought a new joystick and installed it...don't know what to do


    I have removed the face plate, and started to remove the screen but the person who owned it before hand decided to break one of the EXTREMELY small clasp sort of things that hold the broad brown/gold colored tape like things, was broken, not the chord but the little clasp so I am afraid to take the screen out and not be able to re-install it.

  • troyfish May 20, 2008

    when i play a game that needs to use the joy stick the person moves freely and when i pause the game the highlighted area moves down by itself the joystick bounces back into the right place but it happens when i'm on the internet, the cursor will move to the far left of the screen then go to the bottom with out me touching it

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    none

  • amrco2008 Jul 22, 2008

    when i play the anlalog stik when i turn it right and up is slow and when i turn it left down it normal the problem in the right and up

  • cow2 Aug 07, 2008

    when I need to use the joystick on a game my character goes eather up or down. I've even read the manul for troubleshooting!

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2008

    same here

  • chito13 Sep 09, 2008

    when i go on the internet on my psp the mouse in the screen only move left an right it wont move down?





  • vimes1001 Sep 15, 2008

    Im having a problem with the anolog joystick on my psp.It sticks and makes it hard to operate.Also when you go to any screen where you have to pick a level or put your name in,the icon just jumps around.Is this a related problem with the joystick,or do i have another problem.I took the face off and removed the joystick and turned the psp on and it still does the same thing.

  • gabriel lara Nov 29, 2008

    my analog stick won't work. like when i play it won't make the guy in the game run cuz u have to move the analog stick up.

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Good day all

I recently ran into this same problem of a PSP joystick "jumping" or hopping around. Since I'm an electronics engineer I was determined to get to the bottom of this annoying problem, I read all the posts on the site and none helped, but the problem turned out to be much easier fixed than I first anticipated.

First of all I assume that you know how to take the PSP apart and take out the joystick module as well. The Joystick module connects to the PSP mainboard by means of 4 contacts, seperated by a spacer conductor that appears like a rectangular rubber, be careful not to lose this during the process.

Here is why the problem occurs, when you have a faulty joystick module, one or more of those 4 contacts don't connect to the main board anymore, so the when the PSP is trying to measure the resistance to determine the joystick position, it reads a varying value, i.e. the contact is floating.

This happens for mainly 2 reasons, dirt or a faulty module, as stated in the previous posts, the contacts could be dirty, but this can usually easy be seen, and this wasn't the problem in my case, I had a faulty module, but luckily all is not lost.

Here's how to fix a faulty module in most cases. Remove the joystick module from the PSP completely, put that little rectangular rubber on the 4 contacts (clear in my case) aside and keep it safe. There is metal clasp on the bottom of the module, you can simply pop it off with a screwdriver, by slightly bending the clasps on the side and taking it off. Now you should be able to see a VERY SIMPLE mini circuit board with tracks on, on the bottom of the module, you can indeed pop this off too. On this you will see tracks where the joystick sliders move. Put the circuit board aside too. Now look at the now completely open joystick module, you will see the two sliders each having a metal part, each of these metal parts has 2 very small contacts that run on the circuit board tracks that you just removed, most times these small contacts get bent inward and they can't make contact with the circuit board tracks anymore. Just bend them slightly outward again, so that when you put circuit board back, they touch the tracks on the board nicely. Put the circuit board back, it just slips back on, put the metal clasp back, put the rubber back in over 4 contacts on the module and voila, if all goes well you will have a nice working joystick module again. Put it back in the PSP and test it to see if it worked. In my case it worked 100% and saved me a few bucks. Hope this helps everyone. Let me know if it worked.

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Remove faceplate...........take out the joy stick.......remove the metal clasp on the bottom of the joystick.........replace metal clasp.........play with the joystick untill it rotates smoothly.......you may have to be a little rough with it*............when it rotates smoothly replace it.......if you can not get it to rotate smoothly buy one off ebay for 10 bucks

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Hi PDaddy,

 

The Circuit board that is used for the D-pad may be dirty and erroneously giving your PSP a signal to move the cursor, I have seen this happen to a few PSP systems.  open the cover again and take a pencil eraser and clean the round spots that are under the D-pad direction buttons.

 

 

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How do i change my setting in psp specially on my joystick,,,

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

My psp have a problem on joystick the X and O was change,the one X was operating cancel mode and the O it was a ok.mode.
what will i do?

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

I was having the same problem on my psp so I stripped another one down (just took the faceplate off) and noticed that there is a small rubber strip that sits under the thumb stick....this had gone missing so tried the one from the working psp and hey presto it worked.

So it might be a case of you need to replaec that small part which can be bought very cheaply (less than a £1 here in the UK)

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

I just replaced my PSP's joystick and decided to test it out before I put the faceplate back on (so that I wouldn't have to take out all the screws if it wasn't fitted in correctly etc.). However, I found that without screwing the faceplate into place, the joystick kept sending my position in random directions making it impossible to play with. By putting the faceplate on though with all screws in ploace, the problem was completely errased.

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SOURCE: my joystick is not working normally as it use to be.

I know how to solve this so worry not! here's the solution:
1:your joystick may have a little part that is dismembered so buy a new one
2:ask for a assistant to open your psp to put the joystick properly
3:I have the same problem so here's what I do.




good luck

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