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Help! I have a psp and I want to play a game on it but I've never done that before. When I go into the game icon (a pic of a controller, to the right of the video icon) the icon that lets you play the game that you have inserted into the back of the psp isn't there! Please, please help! Thanks!

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    when i go to play a game the game icon isnt there

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You might have PSP stop reading UMD discs, First you will do some trouble shooting with what might be wrong with your PSP unit.

first is the Disc Spinning motor. This will not let The disc in the UMD spin. On a working PSP you will hear the disc start to spin up, then you can hear the laser start to twitch, followed by the laser motor moving the laser down the rails.

2nd is something stuck in the UMD gear, try to clean the gear of arm of dust, plastic, soda, and even hair.

and at the last is the actual laser itself. It will not focus the laser to read the UMD disc.

Hopefully this help, Pls post back should you need additional information...!

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You have to wait till the game loads (you wont see the circle thing in the lower right corner after its done loading.)


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The PSP is the hottest little handheld around right now. The PlayStation Portable Handheld system is very impressive and plays great games, music and movies. Additionally, the system does have a few tricks as well. Here are a couple of things you can try, some are fairly simple. Please note you must be careful with some of these tricks and they will be marked by a * before the “how to” area. Due to the price and the sensitive LCD screen always use caution when trying anything below.
Jam to Tunes Using Your Car Stereo System Speakers * Use the following instructions to play your PSP games and movies with your cars audio system. You will need a FM modulator, a cable with a male stereo 1/8" headphone connector at one end and split left and right RCA connectors at the other. The red wire with the 'in' line fuse goes to your car battery or switch. The ground wire grounds to the frame. Set the car's CD or tape deck to the FM frequency that is on the modulator. The frequency is usually 88.7 or 89.1. Plug the RCA connectors from the cable into the RCA jacks on the modulator. Plug the headphone end of the cable into the PSP. Turn on the PSP with the volume set at half way.
The PSP's sound goes through your car's antenna. No extra wires are needed nor are any other adjustments. Your games, music and movies will now play through your car's stereo speakers. Please note: take care when trying this and make sure you know how to use the modulator and know the right way to hook up the wire to the fuse box and ground wire. If this is not done right, this can damage or even short out the PSP. This one is for parents!

Changing the Save File images * Whenever you save a game, one or two pictures are created on your memory stick: ICON#.PNG - the 144x80 icon displayed when you select your saved file. The #, normally 0, may be higher if a game places multiple saves in one folder. PIC 1. PNG - the 480x272 background that's displayed when you cursor over your save or game disk. Knowing this, you can customize your save icons and backgrounds by simply replacing them with new . PNG files. However, make sure that you keep the new file less than or equal to the original file's resolution, or the PSP will cut off sections to make it fit.
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Choosing a Background Color and Keeping it the Same The PSP will change colors of the background screen every month automatically. You can pick a color that you like and have it stay that way. Simply go into the settings and select the month that has that color, when it changes, reselect the month. Note: Your date will always be wrong, but if color and style is your concern, this simple tweak does the trick.

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hardboot your psp and hold r then you should see recovery menu go to plugins and turn cxmb.prx off okay and then delete the theme from your mem stick and then reenable cxmb.prx

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http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/psp/current/game/game.html

This will help. If not, let me know more about it so I can help you.

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Even the most exprienced psp technician won't figure out what's the problem if you just say "MY PSP IS NOT PLAYING GAMES WHAT THE PROBLEM". There are thousands of "not playing games" problems. Just think what if I reply you with "FIX IT TO PLAY GAMES' ? 

GIVE MORE DETAILS! HELPS ME TO HELP YOU.

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You have to scroll down a little bit, the umd icon is just underneath the gamesharing icon actually.

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