Question about Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console
It will only stay on the main screen when a game is put in and nothing shows up on memory stick and it has version 3.50 what can I do to fix this?????
Just try to remove the battery of your psp and your memory stick for just a second and put it back, turn on your psp and insert your umd game to your psp. maybe your current firmware wont support your new game disc, try to update it using your new umd game disc. that maybe will solve your problem.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
Have a psp that keeps displaying game sharing and won't just start the game. how do I change this
Posted on Jan 02, 2010
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Posted on Jun 21, 2009
Just take out your memory stick and load the game then put it back in.
Posted on Feb 27, 2010
Pls let us know whether you are running on custome firmware or sony original firmware.
Posted on Dec 25, 2007
My one dosent play and it makes the same weird sound like binding the best thing to do is if u have a ps3 get internet on the ps3 then go to the playstation store it will say ps3 ps3 blah blah blah click on psp then u will see a bunch of games get the psp usb connection the put it into the ps3 and the little bit in the psp then pick any game then click download then instead of playing the umd u can play the the downloaded game on your psp cause my mate did it to my other mates psp so my mate with the ps3 internet is gonna do it for me.
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Posted on Oct 29, 2010
WONT PLAY GAMES
Posted on Dec 12, 2009
Last Christmas I bought my son a PSP for Christmas and now it won't play any games or download any songs or information from the computer!!
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
My psp is like that 2
Posted on May 20, 2010
How would u get condenstion in it wold that happen if u had it by a heat duck and then by a cold window multipul times?
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
Update the version
Posted on May 01, 2008
Um,i think that the sensor of your psp is bad.TRY CHANGIN' IT!!
Posted on Aug 23, 2013
Posted on Nov 07, 2012
You cannot play .iso or .cso files (or any homebrew games) on your PSP unless you have firmware 1.5 or a custom firmware. Any "off-the-shelf" firmware such as 4.2 will not support these types of files. They will just show up as "Corrupted Data".
You can go through the process of downgrading your firmware from 4.2 to 1.5, then from 1.5 you may upgrade to a custom firmware such as 5.00 m33-4. Doing so would require a good deal of technical know-how and a LOT of patience. If you do not want to risk ruining your PSP, do NOT try this. Research methods of downgrading such as "Pandora's Battery" and other firmware downgraders.
You were able to download games from the PSP website because they are programmed to play on the current firmware. Even if you were to (somehow) properly convert the .iso or .cso files to an EBOOT.PBP file, it would not run unless you have firmware 1.5 or custom.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
When you say scanner do you mean laser that reads the umd?
you could replace the laser from one off ebay
but the thing with replacing lasers is that adjusting the laser so it reads the disk it tricky
here is a shop that repairs lasers in psps
or if you want to do it your self
also you say it is 1 year old from brand new? bought from the shops
call sony as it may just be under warenty
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
Sounds like the laser is shot or possibly dirty, either way needs lookin at. so may need new laser. my own personal preference, go custom firmware and do away with using the laser, theres lots info on the web if interested.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
That's odd, this has happened to me in a similiar way, except for me my PSP would keep saying "Do you want to exit the game?" For you two, i would recommend examining the discs and make sure they're not scratched too much. Also examine the inside of your PSP where you insert the UMD, is there a loose or broken piece. In my opinion, much like my PS2, the games get too scratched (despite being in that case) to function and will stop being real altogether, although i am still trying to figure out why all games stop working...
Hope this helped in any way
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
Loading a custom firmware will solve this problem, because this problem is related to your PSP's firmware that's why it wont play any game at all...
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
If your PSP won't play any games, that could be the games problem, or it could be the PSP. TO start of with, try rubbing the discs with rubbing alcohal. If not, try blowing in the area where you put the games CDs in. If that doesn't even work, see if you can still return it with your warranty, but that's all the help I can give.
Hope I helped, good luck. And please rate.
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
Update your PSP's firmware to 5.00 -thats my psp firmware
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
This sounds like the laser could be going out. Before that is said try taking a Q-Tip and some alcohol, open the cover and to the best of you ability clean the laser off with the Q-Tip makng sure you leave no fibers behind. It is ok if some alcohol gets down inside of the system it will not hurt the system like water does.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
The laser need to be replace problably cost like $100 dolars to do it
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
Your son probably dropped his PSP at the time and the UMD drive broke or if your son says he didnt drop it you can get a cutip and softly clean your UMD reader the little bubble sorta in your PSP be carful while doing that
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
I do believe is a laser issue but sometimes the motherboard get bad if the unit was dropped on the flor.The psp isa multilayer unit construction and need some expertees to troubleshooting the problem.Try to get back to a previous firmware or try if the laser get stuckd inside.Try to move it gently from the back door and sopmetimes will re allign by itself
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
No, to play a game you do not need to have a memory stick inside the PSP. However, you will need one to save you place in a game or download games.
There is also a version of the PSP that has 16 gigs of internal memory.
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
If it is bricked, it will not boot up at all, it will hang at a black screen. Only method of repair is to take into consideration any configuration that has not been done. Such as games being run as 1.5 mode instead of the current firmware, ect. If so, reflashing is your best bet.
Posted on Mar 28, 2010
You need to update the software on the system
Posted on Mar 19, 2010
If you are planning on playing the psp games from the umd then i guess you should not be having any problems, but with the latest update installed on your psp most times games stored on previous versions won't load. You'll have to hack the current software version your are running on.
Hope this worked.
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
If the PSP that you bought is pre-owned... then..
..bring it back to 'Gamestop' & tell them truthfully that the PSP you bought doesn't play UMDs.
.. maybe there're problem's with the UMDs? Are they pre-owned?
If the PSP is brand new when you bought it, you can claim for FREE repairs, or perhaps a replacement from SONY! Mostly warrantys are just 1yr period, so you better 'do what you have to do' before Christmas!
When you insert a UMD into the PSP, then what happens? What appears on the screen?
- Do you hear the UMD drive spinning for quite awhile, but not loading up under the Game column?
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
If you can't read ISO/CSO Files, that either means that you didn't download correctly or that you didn't place them in the ISO folder of your memory stick. If you can't play UMD games and you have custom firmware, make sure "execute boot.bin" and plain modules" are disabled under the recovery menu. If you have official firmware, you can't play ISO/CSO games unless you have Devhook. If you have official firmware and you can't read UMD games, then it's probably your lens.
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
Sounds like it may be stuck inside the case or not be able to turn?
did you restart the psp?
take the umd out then restart the psp & put it back in, that may work.
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
If you look around on the internet, there are a number of sites that offer ways of downgrading your psp.
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
Lens may need cleaning
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
You might wanna try making a pandora battery and downgrading. if tht doesn't work, i think ur brother might've damaged some hardware
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
Sounds like a problem with the battery
i recently came across the same problem with my backup battery
so all u have to do is get a new battery
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
Either the game isnt put in fully or there is a problem with the game scanning motor
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
If you only hear a rattle then it might be another case of locked lens. For some reason the lens on the phat psps have been known to lock, meaning that they will spin but won't read. This might be the problem and you might want to contact sony about it.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
Make sure that the game is in there all the way
Posted on May 23, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
UMMM you don't need to upgrade you need to downgrade. Once you downgrade you can actually go ahead and upgrade to a custom firmware wich are the ones that allow you to do that and much more. If you really want to know how to do this and are still interested please send me an email at email@example.com. I say email because its a long process and i would need to ask you some questions about your psp and other stuff to so if you want more help send me a message with psp info as the tittle.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
your PSP was hacked???
and you update it to 6.0 official firmware?, now you have to rehack it in custom firmware in order to run homebrews or iso. to rehack your PSP visit PSPhacks.com and if you cant, search on the net for "local hackers" near your house.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
SOURCE: about psp version 3.95
All of you need to get custom firmware installed onto your psp. The latest edition is 4.01 M33 for which instructions can be downloaded from the internet. There is NO WAY sony would let you copy games to a memory stick and just play them on your psp otherwise everyone would just be swapping games between each other. Custom firmware is a hack to enable these copies (er...I mean "back-ups") be played on your psp from the memory stick. It is risky if you get custom firmware from an unreliable source or if you don't know what you are doing. Youtube has some valuable video guides to help.
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
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