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Usb device cannot be recognized

Hi there. i was never a gamer but my sister (for the life of me) managed to convince me to buy a red psp. anyway, we want to install new games but when I plugged in the usb cable, it gives me the message "usb device not recognized"... can anyone help me? thanks so much :-)

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Re: usb device cannot be recognized

Thank you both! :-)

Yep, it's a slim (and light) one... I am now able to utilize all its features. I wish it was also a phone =p


tc :D

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Re: usb device cannot be recognized

Also .. you could try and use a diffrent USB cable..
set the usb charging to "off"
(im assuming its a psp slim cause its a red one)

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Re: usb device cannot be recognized

Go to control panel, Add hardware and continue the setup(first connect the PSP to the comp)if they ask whether the the hardware is connected? Say yes... and if this doesn't work try (if you got a cd with the PSP) to install the software if you have one...

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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Hello fellow gamer :)

It sounds like your PSP may be damaged or the battery is not taking a full charge. If possible, can you try using an alternate battery? If this does not work, you may want to contact Sony for technical assistance.

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Putting music or videos on the PSP is a fairly simple and straightforward process.

What you'll need:
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  • a memory stick (to store your music and videos)
  1. Put the memory stick in the PSP.
  2. Connect the PSP with the mini USB to USB cable to the computer
  3. On the PSP, go to the settings menu and select "USB Connection."
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Hi lawolf77,

If your laptop wont recognize your PSP there might be a connection problem between the two. So you need to check what's causing the problem. There are several ways to check if PSP and your computer are properly connected, one good example is by checking the connectors and the device setting.

If you want to check some configuration on how to connect your PSP to your PC please try to follow these steps:

1. First, connect your PSP to your PC using a usb cable.
- please make sure both ends are properly intact.

2. Using the left and right directional button find "Setting", then scroll down or up to find the "USB CONNECTION".

3. USB CONNECTION will display after you pressed the x button.

4. Please wait until computer detects the USB connection. After that it will show the drive for your PSP. usually F: or G:

5. Click on your PSP drive letter.

6. Now you can determine if your PC recognizes the PSP, just access the root folder and try to put some files on it.

Hope it helps.

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My usb cable will not charge my psp

Are you plugging the charging plug into the PSP?There are two plugs on the USB cable 1.the USB plug. 2.the charger plug itself. The USB cable looks like the other end that plugs into the computer only smaller.The charger plug looks like the ordinary AC adaptor.
Also note that You need the computer/device that the PSP is connected to,must be turned on,well this is true with mine anyway.
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This is what you should do;

1. Restore your psp to factory setting.

2. If this does not solve the problem, then i guess you'll have to change the psp battery.

This should resolve the problem that you are facing with the psp right now.

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From there, your PSP will be recognized and identified and you will be capable of utilizing your PSP and computer simultaneously to the fullest extent for complete enjoyment.

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what are you trying to do? connect it to the computer?

if so try a new usb cable. if that dont work look inside the female ubs jack on the psp make sure all the pins are there. see if it wiggles any.

you might need to replace the ubs port on your psp. which is a soldering job.

contact us for professional help.

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Here ya go !!

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