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Keeps going to quit screen

PSP keeps asking if we want to quit (the 'yes'/no' screen) in the middle of games etc without pressing 'Home'.

I've tried the soft reset - holding the power button off for 10 seconds. And I've removed the battery.

Any ideas?

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Re: Keeps going to quit screen

If it is grnd theft auto libertycity i belive it is that game same thing happen to me while playing that game

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Is it doing it with all the games, if not the disk might be damaged, try using a can of air and spraying it out where the lens is,

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Re: Keeps going to quit screen

It could be that someone pushed the button in too hard and it wont pop back up because even if you lightly touch it, it could go to that screen

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