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Psp "R" Button problem

My "R" button on my psp wont work, it's like stuck or something, when im playing a game like ape escape, the r button is to crouch and im always crouching cause of the r button.

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  • hifi987 Nov 25, 2007

    i have the problem with the r button and also when i hit home i cant chose anything so i cant exit the game

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    my "R" button doesnt work at all. its not stuck, it just doesnt work.

  • zezima Dec 27, 2007

    i put my psp in the car than when i took it out and wanted to play GTA the r button does not work is the a way to fix it with out paying and no remving parts f the psp

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    my r button wont work because it is stuck and when im playing a game i cant climb the cell or open the cells door.i het when i can do that.

  • Scorpius Mar 11, 2008

    My R Button gets stuck occasionally and when i am playing a game, it thinks I am just pressing and holding the R Button when I am not; it gets stuck and malfunctions

  • hfiuqhlhf Mar 22, 2008

    i am having the same problem with my PSP. It acts as though the R button is always being held down which is really annoying as the function in the game which is associated with the R button is generally quite important.

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2008

    my psp is the same way

  • Sky Esword Apr 19, 2008

    That happend to me just that i can press it but the psp thinks its pressed.. O.o its kinda weird

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2008

    the l button is stuck

  • hasseljake May 03, 2008

    i'm tryin to play gta liberty city stories and the r button wont work it's like stuck

  • Anonymous May 18, 2008

    Yeah I use the R button a lot (handbraking in GTA: LCS and VCS, crouching in Killzone: Liberation, and aiming in SOCOM: FTB1, 2 and Infected.

    It's like the button isn't pressed in (as in jammed), but somehow (i.e. in KZ:L, I can't move sometimes as it says it's pressed, but it's not. Help, anyone?


  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    lol worse for me, i play medal of honor, and R is to shoot

  • ashwin123456 Jun 11, 2008

    Hey everybody



    my r button won't work but if i put my psp on hold and then put it back it does the same job a the r button

  • tiadonjay Jul 12, 2008

    My "R" button on my PSP wont work. If Im playing a Sports game like NFL street 3 I can not Turbo. It is Weird

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, except its with my L button.

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    Hey i am having a strange problem with my R button, its like i have am constanly pressing it but im not. Anyways, another strange thing is when i press "home" i cant move the cursor only if i hold and unhold it. Then i realized that my R button has switched to the hold button.

  • vishito Aug 16, 2008

    i have the exact same problem as aswin12345.

  • madamx089 Aug 21, 2008

    Hey... I've got d same problem here but its wid my L button!!! n If I give it 2 d ppl at Sony Shop how long will dey take 2 reapir it...?



  • rockstar1869 Sep 07, 2008

    when im playing a game or navigating, when i press the R button, nothing happens, its like it doesnt respond

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    SAME PROBLEME BUTTON R IS FOR FIRE IN CALL OF DUTY SO I AM ALWAYS FIRING IT S STUCK

  • simi_p Sep 19, 2008

    same problem here when im playing midnight club and all my other games the handbrake keeps on locking, and my car won't move. I think it might be the sensors

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    yeah im having a problem with my L and triangle button on my orignal psp please someone help me with how to fix it

  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    i have the same problem, it happend to me when my psp fell of the table....all i did was what solution 7 said, i had pushed down and pulled up firmly, and it worked normally

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    same im trying to play grand theft auto and i cant lock on to someone i want to shoot and for some reason when i push the hold button down and pop it back up it locks on and i cant unlock.

  • qwinlyn Dec 19, 2008

    when i play gta and get in a car its in permanent drive by

  • moh7777amd Dec 27, 2008

    my r button it is stuck or some thing like that its like that i am pressing it repeatly and when it gets stuck the home button dooesnt work too please help

  • jsander42042 Jan 02, 2009

    r button is always in use

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    my r button doesnt wrk at all.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    i have exactly the same problem

  • togano Jan 12, 2009

    Me too!!!!!!!!! My L1 and R1 are jammed or sticking and every time i press them it feels like they are going to break and if you dont press them, they will be as hard as a rock. I NEED HELP FROM SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joe2695 Feb 28, 2009

    where can i take my psp to get the r button fixed?

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    my bloody psp R-button is not working and when i try and get off the game im playing the bit where it says yes or no to go to home again the bit is'nt flashing and i cant get off the game so that's what i think is causeing the R-button to not work and the R-button is always actavatied. please help me!!!

  • Jordan Bood Mar 08, 2009

    my R-button is not working and is all ways actavatied so i cant do any thing on my games and when i try to leave the game the bit where it say's yes or no to leave is not flashing so i cant get off the game im playing, please help me all i want is my problem solved.

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009

    the r butten won't work

  • Metal_vampir Mar 29, 2009

    My PSP's R button is always on. If im playing a fighting game and R is Block my guy will always be blocking. (to exit games with this problem go to home then put hold on then off then the buttons will flash and you can select yes or no)

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    The problem with mines is that the R button is not physically stuck but it "electronically" is stuck. For example: I'm playing GTA Liberty City Stores and the R button is used for aiming while on foot, and hand brakes while in vehicle. Please help!

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Hi Erikthug22,

You will have to open up your PSP to get to the contacts of the R button.

  1. REmove the battery
  2. Remove 4 screws from battery compartment
  3. Remove 1 screw from front edge under the PSP logo.
  4. Remove 2 screws from back on opposite side of battery.
  5. Lift the faceplate from the edge above the LCD slightly.
  6. Lift the front faceplate edge under the Home/Start button.
  7. You need to be very protective of the little screw hole that is under the PSP logo of the Faceplate..
  8. Do not touch the LCD screen if you can help it. If you do use a lint free cloth and windex glas cleaner to remove fingerprints and lint. Same thing for faceplate window.
  9. REmove the R button
  10. lift the rubber pad/frame behind the R button straight up.
  11. Clean the back of the rubber piece with a Q-tip and Rubbing alcohol.
  12. Clean the contact pad that is behind the rubber pad/frame.
  13. Press the rubber/fram piece back into place carefully.
  14. Put your R button back on.
  15. Be sure your LCD sreen and inside of faceplate window are clean.
  16. Refit the faceplate.
  17. Reinstall screws.

Posted on Nov 04, 2007

  • bellic14 Sep 02, 2010

    this was incredibly helpful!!!thank you!!!the reasone i wanted it fixed is because it was a limited edition God of War PSP

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    ashcroft7285 Feb 08, 2013

    Thanks for these helpful tips. I had this problem with my L button being constantly pressed, and I couldn't navigate the home menu. Took the PSP apart, pealed apart the pad for the L button, cleaned off all the sticky tape that was full of dust etc, and now it works!

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You can tap it kinda hard and it pops in back in to place but if you to hard your psp will break.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

  • olawoyin_kej Sep 05, 2011

    my r botten is having a software problem not clening problem my engnr used a software to drive it before it started working but he did not show me how plaes help me

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You have to push it harder and harder up and down in rythm up and down do this for about ten minites and it shoud work but if it doesent the problem isn't the same as myne....

thanks and goodluck

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I just keep pushing it down rly hard or push it against my desk for a couple secongs then it works normly but dont press it down to hard or u will jam it.

also i want to try taking on the faceplate but i dont have the right screwdriver so wat else could i use as one instead of buying it because i dont have any other screws that small so i would only use it once :(

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Where is the best place to fix the "r" button on the psp.would it be expensive tp fix it.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

My psp had fallen of the table, and i had turned the psp on to see if it was okay, i was playing MPO and i found that my R button was pushed in...so i got on here to see for help, and i saw the comment for instructions on how to open the case and clean it out, i was about to do that, but luckly i kept reading, and saw comment number 7...i had done what he said, push the buttom up and down kinda hard, in a pattern, my R buttom worked normally again =D

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

Mine Does it to
Im thinking about taking it apart myself

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This solution worked a treat.

Make sure that you are out of warrenty though, as you have to peel a label off in the battery bay that voids your warrenty.

Also, if you are finding sony a pain, just be persistent, and insistent.

When i got my brand new PSP, it had three dead pixels in the middle of the screen. I rang sony who told me that my $300 purchase was not faulty and that they were not responsible. Needless to say i kept pushing the point with the guy on the phone, and demanded to speak to his manager.

I then got the response i wanted and they sent me an email with a bar code which i took to australia post and 1 week later i had a new PSP.

Keep up the good fight and thanks for the help

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

Alright i just fixed my i was hitting the R button on my knee like 3 times it fixed it idk if it will go back ill post here if it does

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The rubber is on a small metal frame that is held in place by a black tab. You slide the frame out from the tab and then lift up.

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This occurs sometimes when you get either dust or some other substance built up inside of the system under the button. If you spilled some sort of liquid on it that would definitely cause it.

Either way, you can open the system up and clean off the dust or sticky substance, but I would not recommend doing it yourself unless you are familiar with these devices. It is best to take it to a local computer or gaming console repair shop. I am sure they would not charge you much to fix it. If you feel that you would like to try it yourself then here is a link that will show you step-by-step(with pictures) how to take the system apart.

http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=380915

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SOURCE: "R" Button

See what I wrote in your other posting

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