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PSP goes to a dark screen

my PSP goes to a dark screen after entering a specific game. It is saved in the memory stick. I see the game is there but once I enter it, it goes black for a couple of secs then, nothing.
I tried reformatting the memroy stick using th PS, tried to pull out stick then put in, tried shutting down then on...
nothing worked.

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Re: PSP goes to a dark screen

Let us know your PSP version, slim or phat

Let us know what firmware are you running, ofw or cfw, as well as the version, patches, etc, it's eaiser for us.

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My psp hanged and i fully shut down it. after that in home i will start to enter the memory stick but it said there was no game. pls help me ASAP

buy a new memory stick there is a possibility that your memory stick is overloaded even formatting it will not save it

May 24, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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How yo download psp games

First, you have to find the game you want, and download it to your computer.

  1. 1 Once the PSP games are downloaded, connect the PSP to your computer by using the USB cable that comes with the PSP console. Change your PSP console into PSP mode by pressing the "Home" button. Next scroll left to the "Setting" column and scroll down until "USB Connection". Press "X" button to enter PSP into USB mode.
  2. 2 To download the PSP games into your console, the games must be copied and downloaded onto the correct folder in order for the games to work. And the correct path is PSP > GAME in order for the any PSP games to work correctly. If the "PSP" and "GAME" folder does not exist on your PSP memory stick, you need to manually create the folder with folder name in ALL CAPS.
  3. 3 Once you have finished downloading or transferring the games onto the PSP memory stick, you can disconnect your PSP from the computer. From the PSP console main menu, scroll over to the "GAME" column on your Sony PSP and continue to scroll down on the memory stick. Press "X" and a list of game files will be displayed. Scroll downward and you will be able to see the games you have just installed.
  4. 4 Press "X" again to confirm your selection and play the PSP games. I had tried to practice the steps above many times in my PSP and it worked all the time. Hopefully it will also work for your console too.

Hopefully, this works for you!

Feb 08, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Do i need the memory card in order to play the games i buy

not necessarily, and its memory stick for psp its memory card for ps2 and it is basically used only for saving games and in psp if you switch off the console and switch it on again it does not quit the game but if you quit the game the and enter the game again it will start from the beginning because the game will not remember the place were you quit without saving it

Jan 30, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Any idea hw to restore psp games

Backup up your games on a PC. Then Format your memory stick and put the psp games back in the memory stick if this does not work try formatting your psp by entering the recovery mode HOLD R + HOLD POWER...
Go to advanced/advanced config/format flash 1 and reset settings

if this also fails try using another memory stick on your psp

Feb 18, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Memory card corrupted , cant retrieve saved games

Try a "Reformat" or your memory card. here's how.
I recommend that you do this every so often regardless, and particularly when you first buy a memory stick. Reformat it, on the Sony PSP. So that anything added by the memory stick manufacturer is removed, along with any hidden files you might have accidentally added.
You can format any size Memory Stick Duo in the Sony PSP by doing this:
  1. Push the little HOME button on the bottom left of the face of the unit.
  2. Use the arrow keys to move to the SETTINGS area, then move the up and down keys until you get to System Settings.
  3. Once you are there, click on the "X" button and scroll up and down as needed to find Format Memory Stick. Click on "X" again to select that option.
  4. The Sony PSP will now confirm that you want to reformat the memory stick (which removes every file and game save thereon, of course): choose yes and it'll format in just a few seconds.
Now you have a pristine new Memory Stick to work with and should have no problems with music, photos or other material you might wish to copy onto your PSP.

Feb 12, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Cannot play games of the umd or memory stick

you are trying to play backed up games which are only playable on a softmodded psp. Sorry, but they will not work on a non-modded psp.

Apr 22, 2009 | Sony PSP (Piano Black)

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I don't know how downald game

Go to and follow these steps :-

  • Go to the left of the screen and click on downloads.
  • Type the game you want (ie : gta san adreas)
  • Click on the link that says GTA san adreas (or whatever the games name is tha you searched for)
  • When you click on it, you have to enter a code (don't worry they say what the code is on the left of th bar that you have to enter it in), enter that and click on download.
  • You get two options- premium or regular download.
  • If you want it free, click on regular download (you have to wait 45 seconds for the link to load)
  • Save it to desktop & put on your memory stick through my computer (in case you're using windows).

Feb 17, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim...

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Games on Memory Stick

well, to run games on a memory stick you must have a certain psp hooked up to where you can play games on your memory stick, buying a psp from the store won't let you play games from the memory stick,you must buy a psp game,, im sorry

Aug 14, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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PSP will not play games

What do you mean?

UMDs or Games saved in the Memory Stick?

If UMDs, your UMDs are scratched or the PSPs UMD Reader is damaged.

Games in Memory Stick, I don't know....

But if you play games and the PSP automatically enters the Home button, it's a virus. Fix it or Back up your PSP Files, and Reformat the Stick...

Apr 19, 2008 | Video Game Consoles

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PSP Games

You most likely need to format the memory stick with the PSP. What may have happened is once you've upgraded, the PSP re-rooted itself into the memory stick. So it's looking for a folder that doesn't exist. (But that's just what I think...) I've had this problem also. After you format it with the PSP, it should work fine. As for your game files, they should still be saved on the memory stick. Search all your files with your computer then save them to your computer so they don't get formatted. After the format, put the files back onto the memory stick where they belong and everything should work fine! Please ask if you have any questions!

Jan 02, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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