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The "home" button on my PSP does not work

I cannot choose "yes" from the home page to quit a game. in order for me to change games i must take the battery out. also i cannot access the pause menu with the "start" button when playing a game. your help would be much appriciated. thank you.

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  • PSPissed Jan 13, 2008

    could not quit game using the HOME button, prompt to quit game displayed but could not navigate using the directional button. In order to navigate, need to put it on HOLD than reversed it and subsequently the directional button allows to navigate the YES and NO options. In summary, the HOME button manage to display the quit game prompt but could not choose the options until the HOLD button activated and reversed sequentially.

  • stelmaria Feb 12, 2008

    I have the same problem- the D pad works fine in games, but when the home button is pressed I can't move from no to yes, and also the X and O buttons don't work- I have to cancel out of it by pressing home again.

    Also now my triangle button doesn't work... I'm playing disgaea, and the triangle is the most used button and now it doesn't work! WTF is with psp buttons? I'm hesitant about opening it up and cleaning it though...

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    my psp start button doesnt work so doesnt the home so i cant start the challenge mode in killzone

  • pspadict Mar 16, 2008

    same problem with the home button

  • deathloid Mar 20, 2008

    What I'm thinking is that the START button is stuck.

    Because in a game when I HOLD and UN-HOLD, the start function occurs.

    Meaning the START button is pressed down automatically.

    Need some help to fix this problem we all have.

  • lolo009 May 14, 2008

    when playing games i press the home button and it wont let me choose yes whats wrong

  • ashly13 May 22, 2008

    im also having a problem when quiting the game all i can do to quit the game is to lock my psp and release it then after that im able to quit the game then press yes right after i lock my psp

  • JIMMYTHECOW Jun 12, 2008

    My PSP Star Wars Slim's home, select, start, and occasionally the O button during the game will not work. It was fine until I upgraded the system from a 3.81 to a 3.93, after I played a game that said it required the upgrade. I've rebooted the system and even erased all the memory and everything but it is busted.

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    i got d sme prob wid d start button nd d home

  • gauna-maria Jun 22, 2008

    my psp controls are not workin, when i want to quit a game the controls dose not respond

  • emadyounis75 Jun 28, 2008

    start - home - vol - selct - stop working pleas help me



  • muppet_chef Jul 02, 2008

    tringle button doesn't work, also, when in "do want to exit game?" I can no buttons works except the home button to exit.... other buttons work in game except the triangle and sometimes the left or right. HELP THANKS (I had to remove the battery to change games and even tried compleatly shutting off my psp for several days...)

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    i have 3.71M33 firmware, and my home button doesnt work, wen i press it, the exit menu pops up, but wen i move around buttons, it doesnt move around in the home screen, it moves around in the actual game itself, cuz i can here the noise of something being selected, also, the D-Pad doesnt work sometimes, my L button keeps getting stuck, and my X button doesnt work sometimes
    also, i dont think its a matter of cleaning it, because the high lighter doesnt flash wen i go into the home screen, its just a solid bar around NO


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  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    my psp home button doesnt work it only shows the exit screen when i remove a game.but the buuton wont move on the screen so i cant redirect to home at all and my sound doesnt work

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    Start button doesnt work. Menu will show up sometimes and when it does it want let you choose any of the options. also select button doesnt work either. I can say one good thing the volume buttons work most of the time.

  • colintoad Jul 23, 2008

    my home button froze. so when i press the home button it is highlighted on no and is frozzen like that. my start button is also not working.

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    when i play a game on my psp it automatically goes to home without me pressing it

  • colintoad Aug 02, 2008

    well my problem is that i went out because i have been saving my money for this game so i buy it go home to try it out but in the game it says press start button so i press it and it is broken. and my home button does not work either. can you help?

  • htevalas Aug 04, 2008

    when i try to pause my psp it wont pause and when i press home my game go blank i have to turn it on and turn it off

  • Blanco07 Aug 06, 2008

    My start button is not working at all i really need your

  • vickischnell Aug 12, 2008

    i cannot choose "yes" from the home page to quit a game. in order for me to change games i must take the battery out. your help would be much appriciated. thank you.

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    i cannot access the start menu during a game,and the directional pad wont work

  • super_man197 Aug 13, 2008

    When i press the home button i cant choose yes or no unless i move the power switch to hold and the back to normal was wondering if there is a fix for this or if my psp is defected Thanks

  • hlbgirl2 Aug 14, 2008

    None Of mys bottom buttons work on my PSP and i am still trying to fix it i need help

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    us to have the same problem

  • gauna-henry Sep 28, 2008

    we need help please

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    start button doesnt work

  • steve_that_n Nov 13, 2008

    the "home" button on my PSP does not work problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.

  • arun narla Nov 29, 2008

    my psp's home button as well as keywords are not working

  • joaopaulopas Dec 11, 2008

    Same problem here! I don't have a sollution but I have a partial solution , if you go to 'HOLD' and back normal it will activate the 'Start Button'

  • oapa Dec 16, 2008

    X and O buttons do not work in game mode. Also when you press home you cannot chose Yes or No to quit the game.

  • moh7777amd Dec 27, 2008

    same problem of r and home button

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    my triangle doesen'y work can someone help

  • james_tomas2 Jan 19, 2009

    when i go to to th home button it doesn't let me pick yes

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    Cant choose YES!

  • emile_sej May 01, 2009

    can you help me

  • gauna-henry May 11, 2010

    i can not press start while playing a game and cannot press yes to get out of that game.

  • negima114
    negima114 Nov 11, 2012

    That is basically what happened to me



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I have the same problem.. I cant put YES on home and my R button isnt working either.. but I've noticed that if I push down the power button to the HOLD lvl and then put it again to the medium lvl it works like the R button -_-'' ..

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The only thing to do is to hold down the hold button for 3 seconds

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Same here accually my prob is:my home doesn't work but the other button are working anyone help?

Posted on Apr 25, 2012

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Uum yeah
i hav da same problem but all i did was...
i pressed home on the game
then i held select for like 3 seconds and then was i able to move in the home button screen
or just take it apart and clean the buttons
or hold down select and home at the same time, then let go and it works

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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Iy means ur d-pad is broken i had the same problem ull have to open it up and ether clean it or buy a new d-pad

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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    joe leslie Jan 09, 2008

    u have to get either a coten swab and just wipe it down if that dosent work the ur d-pad cable is broken and u can buy 1 of e bay


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His Pad isnt broken I am a psp hacker

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

  • PSP-Hacker Jun 22, 2008

    I am a PSP hacker and his D-pad isnt broken it is his Nand that is not functunal and maybe his ID-Storage might be croupt. Mostly this occurs on PSP CFWs. But sometimes it also happens on Offical firmwares.So you might have to make a pandora battery and a magic memory stick.



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If you're having a problem with this ... just like my PSP 1000/phat version
but i got a new PSP 3000... aside from repairing them .. you can get your
MONEY-BACK .... things you gonna need to do are the ff:

> pull it down until it reaches to the HOLD BUTTON
> then pull it up .. but please make sure it wouldn't TURN OFF .. 'coz these
are the most issued ... so make it equally/leveled .. so that it will not shut off
> last is the selection either YES or NO and YOU'RE DONE!
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I have a PSP 1001 cfw
But the home bottom
Some times it just stop
Working but thing is that for some reason
Every time it do that the mute and screen brightness bottoms
Work as the home bottom i don't know why
Can somebody somehow help me

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My psp home button is still not working... i can only exit my game if i put out the battery and insert again or restart...
i think. because of the cfw cheats ??? when i put cfw cheats. many problems come to my psp

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Same happened to me, the Hold-switch Solution worked, but none of the other "tried out" solutions did... so the best way is to check out the D-Pad and clean it , update it, or get a pandora's battery and magic memory stick? Because I feel like if none of it works, I'd rather buy a new one =.=

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@bweishiner : it works totally !! amazing,,, thank you very much :))) . my start button and home did not work before coz my nephew broke it, but now i use the instead. But now I am still having a problem that i am not able to change "nickname" on system setting, :( when I click it, it always disappear !! anybody help...!!

Posted on Aug 14, 2012

When the online does not work

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

I had the same problem but corrected it by turning the LAN switch to the OFF position.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

If you hold l and r button wen u press home u cant move to select yes. ur l and r button mite be broken

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