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Regional settings for psp

How do i change the regional settings on my psp it was purchsed from usa and when we insert a umd film it states that it has the wrong regional setings and wont play how can i change this?

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U have to no how to patch it on ur computer

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My son psp beep when you put a game in and the umd does not come up can you help please

f you are experiencing issues when using a Universal Media Disc (UMD™) on the PSP system, try these troubleshooting options:

  • Issues with PlayStation®Store content Click here for help with content purchased from the PlayStation Store.
  • Restore Default Settings Restore Default settings will default the PSP system to its original settings. A setting change may be the reason the PSP system is having difficulties. Click here to learn how to restore default settings on the PSPgo / PSP system.
  • Confirm UMD is properly inserted

    Make sure the UMD is properly inserted with the label facing the back of the PSP system. Try removing the UMD and reinserting it.
    Please note, it is normal for the PSP system to make noises while it is reading from a UMD.

    For PSP-1001, slide the latch to open the UMD door. For the PSP-2001 and PSP-3001, simply lift the door open.

  • Try playing the UMD on a different PSP system If possible, try playing the UMD on a different PSP system. If the disc still does not function properly, it might need to be replaced. If the disc does function properly, the PSP system may need service, see PSP Service for details.
  • Try playing a different UMD on the PSP system If possible, try playing a different UMD on the PSP system. If another UMD plays, the original UMD may be the problem. If none of the UMD's play, the problem may be isolated to the PSP system.
  • Check for moisture Do not let the PSP system or any PSP® accessories come in contact with liquid. Also check for moisture condensation in the PSP system. If moisture condensation occurs, remove the disc from the PSP and do not use the PSP until the condensation has evaporated, which can take an hour or two. In general, if any part of the PSP gets wet, discontinue use until it is completely dry.
  • Check the regional code Check the regional code on the UMD™ Video. The only regional codes that the North American PSP® is tested to work properly with are "ALL" and "1.
Tried these steps and still need help?

If you have tried the troubleshooting information above, but continue to experience problems, please contact our Consumer Services department to have your PSP system serviced.

Jun 28, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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I bought psp umd video from USA but when i inserted to my psp its said region code is incorrect but all the movies and games i bought from Australia works

I would contact sony about that unless someone else here can answer that. I personally have never herd of anything like that.

May 08, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Put umd video into psp and it says: this disc cannot be started. the region code is not correct. how do i change the region?

Is your psp hacked? if so, go to the recovery menu, then the configuration option, then set fake region to disabled

Dec 22, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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I have a psp I purchased in USA, now trying to play english games on it and getting regional problem have heard it can be unlocked to play both UK and USA games is this possible and howplease?

My research suggests that all psp game UMD's are region-free, and it is only the movie UMD that are region-locked. I was unable to find any other mention of region-locked games.

Nevertheless, if you are getting regional problems and errors now that you are in the UK, I suggest installing custom firmware with a pandora battery and a 'magic' memory stick. You can buy them online, and if you look in the local classified ads website where you live, you can most likely find people offering a downgrading service.

With custom firmware you can fake any region you need to.

Sep 13, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Region code

well buddy u brought PSP frm Dubai and frm wer did u buy the Movie UMD.if its not frm Dubai it wont work.well there  r other ways to work it out like change the Firm wire.all these changes wont assure that it show work.better buy UMD frm wer u brought the  PSP

the other way round is to remove the Firmwire of Sony and Load the Firm wire of ND33.after u have dont this any UMD will work.

May 24, 2009 | Sony PSP (Piano Black)

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Psp region code

Unfortunatley you do need custom firmware to change the locked region code, official sony firmware does not support changing the region code.

Jan 15, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Region code


Jul 02, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Region codes

PSP is a region free device that it is capable of playing media purchased anywhere in the world. However, the decision to make games and movies region specific is made by the publisher of each title and as a result some Universal Media Discs may not work on a PSP purchased in a different country.
Please ensure that you check each piece of software and UMD films for compatibility with your PSP before purchase.

Mar 26, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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PSP umd region code

yes, try changing region to region 1 as it is possible the umd (disk you bought) is designed not to run unless the region matches. you'll probably have to change it again if you want to read disks from different regions.
my kids have the psps on their holidays at the moment back tomorrow, i will check the restore menus tomorrow for you and see if there is any other changes possibley needed,
also it is worth a try but try changing xmd to umd disk ( eventhough this is for access to memeory usually for usb connection, although it could be something to do with ver 3.71) note youl have to change it back to enter usb mode from your computer.
is yours the PSP slim version or standard version, ?

Mar 17, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Could be as simple as you put the UMD with wrong direction.

The UMD games are universal, which mean any game can be played on any psp. But the UMD movies are region specific, you can only play UMD movie with the region set according to your psp.

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

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