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PSP start button and select button not work

My PSP start button and select button not work

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  • bertoyouth Jul 26, 2008

    psp start button don't work when playing video game

  • sgrcomputer Aug 03, 2008

    start does not work psp

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    the system wont play when you hit the start button

  • vipul_sach Sep 24, 2008

    my psp select button dont work on home screen & i need that button to work so i can play cso games on it

  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    I have the same problem except it's just the start

  • Kevindan555 Sep 26, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    yeah my elesct button doesnt work it seems like it is stuck just allitle

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    that start button wont

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    psp is not work

  • vampgirl Nov 24, 2008

    My start and select buttons do not work. I can't enter my email adress or anything else because it won't stay on the screen. I can use the hold button to start games but not to enter text!!!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    my start button does not work to start the game

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    i can't play games on it

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    my start butten dont work



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Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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  1. Connect the PSP to your PC with a USB cable. (about $10: buy a USB cable for your PSP)
  2. Press the "home" button on the PSP (it's a tiny button to the lower left of the screen) then use the left-right directional buttons to find "Settings", then the up-down buttons to find "USB Connection" on the PSP.
  3. Press the "X" button (you got it, the round button with the "X" on it) and your PSP should display "USB Connection".
  4. In a moment or two your computer should tell you that a new USB device has been connected, then show you a new generic hard drive, usually E: or F:
  5. Click on the drive letter that corresponds to the PSP unit.
  6. Now create a new folder on that drive and name it "psp".
  7. Within the new "psp" folder create another folder, and name it "music".
  8. Copy your desired mp3 files into the new "music" folder.
  9. When you're done copying your desired music tracks, press the "O" button on the PSP to get out of USB connect mode.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008


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Hi Denzilsias

If you are electronically skilled, You can replace the Button strip. Get on Ebay, and buy you one. It is called the PSP button bar. Now to be honest with you, your problem may not be with the Button Bar at all, but the ABXY Board that the Button bar plugs into.
Click on "Repair Directory" at the bottom of this screen, then on the next page, click on "Video Game Consoles" find a Repair shop that has experience working on PSP's. They will put the right part in.

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Attached below are 10 easy steps to get you started in playing your favorite music using your PSP.
step 1 Take a USB 2.0 cable and connect the PSP to your computer step 2 Press the home button on the PSP step 3 Use the left and right buttons to find Settings ( select by pressing the X button ) step 4 Select USB Connection -Your computer will notify you that a new USB device has been connected This should show up as a new hard drive with a corresponding letter identifier step 5 On your computer, select the correct drive letter and open PSP file system step 6 Create a new folder and call it PSP step 7 Go inside this new PSP folder and create another folder. Name it MUSIC step 8 On your computer hard drive, Select the MP3 music files that you want to transfer and save it into the MUSIC folder that you have just created step 9 Disconnect the PSP from your computer by pressing the O button step 10 Unplug the USB cable.
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