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PSP no display

Playstation portable switches on and makes startup sounds, and sounds like it accesses the XMB (clicks on pressing d pad) however the screen is just blank. screen is not at fault as tried one from 'spare' psp

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SOURCE: My Psp hangs on the "Sony entertainment.." welcome note and doesn't display the XMB menu

I can't see nothing in my screen

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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If it plays the intro sound it can't be bricked, so you can ignore the post about the pandora battery. Look at the screen closely, if you can still see a faint image of what it supposed to be on the screen, you have a backlight issue. If you see nothing, you need either a new motherboard or screen, or you have a connection issue. Difficult to tell without opening it. This <a href=>PSP Repair</a> Guide can show you how to fix this screen issue.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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SOURCE: PSP-1001 Internet Connection Issue


Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Running OFW 5.51 and have Start & Home button problems.


Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: triangle button on psp

you need to open your psp and clean or replace they d-pad

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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Reloading the firmware into a psp what won't start is called 'unbricking.'

I know that a pandoras battery will unbrick the phat psp-1001 model, but I have heard that it may not work to unbrick a slim. Since it's a paperweight now, it can't hurt to try, right?

You can create a service (pandora) battery and the 'magic' memory stick from any psp already running custom firmware. You can also buy them online, and if you look in the local classified ads website where you live, you can probably find people offering what they will call a downgrading service.

I cannot run through the steps here to create your own, but tutorials are all over the net and sites like youtube.

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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Can you elaborate? Do you mean you cannot go into XMB menu when you press select while in the main screen? If yes, you should be able to use XMB menu if you have a Custom Firmware (an altered system by PSP geeks).

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I cannot update my psp

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Oct 02, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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You can go online with the PSP system and browse the Internet. To start browsing the Internet
  1. Check your PSP system set up:
    • Infrastructure Mode
      Make sure your PSP system is set up for Infrastructure mode.
      See Setting up Infrastructure mode for details.

    • Internet Connection
      Make sure you have an internet connection and your PSP is within range of the wireless access point (or hotspot).
      PSP®online connectivity requires internet service and network devices, suchas a DSL or cable modem and a wireless router - for example, a Wi-Fihotspot at a café or a wireless local area network (WLAN) in your home.

    • System Software
      Make sure you've got the latest System Software.
      Requires PSP system software version of 2.0 or higher. Visit PSP System Software Update to download and install the most recent version.

    • WLAN switch
      Make sure the WLAN switch on the left side of the PSP system is turned on so that the PSP system can connect to the internet.

  2. In the XMB™ home menu select icn_network.gif (Network) > icn_www.gif (Internet Browser) and press the icn_btnx_color.gif button.

  3. Use the up and down buttons to select the address bar and then press the icn_btnx_color.gif button to display the on-screen keyboard.

  4. Enter the address for the web page you want to display, select Enter and then press the icn_btnx_color.gif button.
    For more information, see Using the On-screen Keyboard.

  5. Select a connection and press the icn_btnx_color.gif button.

  6. The web page is displayed.

  7. To hide the on-screen menu, press the icn_btntriangle_color.gif button.

To close the Internet connection:
  1. With a web page on the screen, press the icn_btncircle_color.gif button.

  2. Select Yes and press the icn_btnx_color.gif button.

  3. The internet browser will close.

If you have issues connecting to the Internet, you may wish to troubleshoot your Infrastructure mode connection.

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

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How can i put internet in my psp?

To connect to the internet;
  1. Check that you have your PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system set up for Wireless (WLAN) networking in Infrastructure Mode.
  2. Make sure the WLAN switch on the left side of the PSP® is turned on so that the PSP® can connect to the internet.
  3. Make sure you are within range of a wireless access point (or hotspot) that allows connections to the internet.
  4. Select icn_www.gif (WWW) under icn_network.gif (Network) from the home menu and press icn_btnx_color.gif.
  5. Use the up and down buttons to select the address bar and press to display the on-screen keyboard.
  6. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter the address for the web page you want to display.
  7. When you have finished entering the address, highlight the Enter button and press icn_btnx_color.gif.
  8. Select a connection and press icn_btnx_color.gif.
  9. The web page will be displayed.
  10. To hide the on-screen menu, press icn_btntriangle_color.gif.
Setting up Infrastructure Mode;

Infrastructure Mode allows you to connect your PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system to the internet through a wireless network (WLAN) access point.
Required items:
  • A PSP® with system software version 2.0 or later.
  • A wireless network(WLAN) access point with internet access, such as:
    • A Wi-Fi hotspot (such as those at cafés, hotels and airports).
    • A home wireless network, which might include:
      • A subscription to an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
      • A DSL or cable modem
      • A wireless broadband router
  • Settings used for the SSID, WEP/WPA-PSK encryption and WEP/WPA-PSK key, as specified when the wireless access point was configured.
To set up Infrastructure Mode on your PSP®:
  1. Make sure the WLAN switch on the left side of the PSP® is turned on so that the PSP® can connect to the internet.
  2. Highlight icn_settings.gif(Settings) from the home menu.
  3. Select icn_networksettings.gif(Network Settings) and press icn_btnx_color.gif.
  4. Select Infrastructure Mode and press icn_btnx_color.gif.
  5. Select New Connection and press icn_btnx_color.gif.
  6. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter a name for the connection, then press the right arrow button to continue.
  7. To set the Service Set Identifier (SSID) for the access point, select one of the following:
    • Scan: searches for and then displays a list of access points (or wireless networks) and displays the SSIDs.
    • Enter Manually: allows the user to enter the SSID using the keyboard. Select this option if you know the SSID of the access point.
  8. If you choose the Scan option in the previous step, select the access point to be used and press icn_btnx_color.gif.
  9. Confirm the SSID and press the right directional button.
  10. To enter security information for the access point, choose one of the following:
    • None: does not set security information.
    • Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES): all set security information. Press the right arrow button to move to the screen for entering WEP or WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) keys. Note: The WEP and WPA key fields display eight asterisks no matter how many characters you enter as the key.
  11. After entering the security information, press the right arrow button to continue.
  12. To select the address setting method, choose one of the following:
    • Easy: the following information is automatically set
      • IP address settings: Automatic
      • DNS settings: Automatic
      • Proxy server: Do Not Use
      • Internet browser: Do Not Start
      Note: Most home networks will allow you to use the Easy address setting, which is recommended.
    • Custom: you can manually enter detailed setting information, such as when you are using a static IP network. For details, see the instructions supplied with the network device or the information provided by your ISP.
  13. After selecting the address setting method, press the right arrow button to continue.
  14. Check the settings, using the left arrow button to return to previous screens to make any necessary corrections.
  15. To save the new connection, press icn_btnx_color.gif.
  16. To test the connection, select Test Connection and press icn_btnx_color.gif.
  17. If the connection is successful, information about the network connection will appear. Press icn_btncircle_color.gif to end the connection test.
You can also check
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Jun 17, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Please stop misleading people.


The psp firmware are universal which means it comes with english built in as well. to do this, under the xmb interface (where you just switch on your psp), move to the very left, find something like system setting, then find display language, will be allow you to set to english interface, I am sorry but I am not at french either.

For instructions and manuals, I can give you link which sony provides, come with english manuals. Links as below.

Dec 26, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Psp 1ooo chinese

All psp, include phat and slim, has english interface built in, you don't need to flash it in order to display english, I know it sounds tricky but you can have a try:

Under the XMB, move the direction button to very left, then to the top, then move it down for four times, press O or X (depends on your firmware) to enter the sub menu, then move it down once, press O or X again, you can find english language inside there.

Nov 24, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Web browser all about

upgrade to version 2.0 you should now see a web icon on the XMB [xross media bar]

the XMB is the main 'menu' of the PSP, where you can access music and pictures and such.

Oct 26, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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