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PSP comes on but will not play game

My son charged his PSP today and when he went to play it no games will play. It gives the options display but games will not play. It also states that the memory stick is empty

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Re: PSP comes on but will not play game

Check the firmware version of your psp and check the required version to play the game

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

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