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Is there a Reset button on a PSP and if so where is it. If not how do I reset the PSP back to its first settings.

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Disconnect the power cord / remove battery and hold down the power button. Most hardware, it works.

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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    Wesley Gardner Aug 02, 2008

    1. Take your Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) and hold the power switch for approximately 10 seconds.

    2. After approximately 10 seconds the Sony PSP will shut off. Leave off for 30 seconds.

    3. Flip your power button on your Sony PSP once, and in some cases twice. The Sony PSP will start up and should resume normal performance.

    Did this method work for you and bring your PSP back to normal life? If so, let me know with a comment!

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Hey, i have a problem with my sony PSP when i start my PSP the green power light is on but there is nothing to display and the memory stick light keeps flickering too , please help ???


Hello there

You'll need to hard reset your PSP and restore it to its factory settings. Once this is done, your PSP should work perfectly.

Hold the power button on the right side of your PSP down until the device completely powers off. Wait at least five seconds after the power is off before proceeding to the next step.

Press and hold the Select and Start buttons located in the bottom right corner of the PSP.

Press and hold the Square and Triangle buttons (located on the directional pad) while continuing to hold the Select and Start buttons.

Press the power button while holding these four buttons. When the flash (logo) screen appears, you can release the four buttons and your PSP will be reset to its factory settings and the screen will no longer be blank.

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How to restore default settings


Hello :

  1. Remove the battery from the left side of the PSP while it is still on. The unit will power down instantly. Wait ten seconds and then replace the battery.
  2. Press both clear shoulder buttons at the top of the PSP and keep them held while the PSP reboots. A "Recovery" mode will be initiated.
  3. Press down on the control pad to locate a "recovery" folder. This will contain all of your PSP content, including games, music, videos and podcasts that are saved on the device. Highlight this folder and press the "X" button to begin reinstalling your content.

Warnings
  • If you would like to reset your PSP while it is working normally, you can do so by going to the Settings menu and selecting "System Reset." This will get rid of all your content and restore the PSP to factory settings (and subsequently remove all of your content.)

Or try this for hard resetting :

  1. Locate your Power button on your PSP. Push the power button up for 10 seconds.
  2. The PSP will and should shut off. Leave the PSP off for 30 seconds.
  3. Turn your PSP back on by flicking the power button up very quickly. If it doesn't turn on, try pushing the power button forward very quickly again. (sometimes you have to do it 2-3 times)
  4. Your PSP should be working now. If not, then you may have a firmware problem.
Warning:
  • Do not have your PSP plugged into a power supply.
  • If your PSP doesn't turn off after 10 seconds (of power button being help up) then remove your battery and wait 30 seconds, and then replace .
PLEASE RATE !

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How do you reset the password of a psp


Turn off your PSP, hold start,select , square and triangle then turn your PSP on while holding those buttons. Your PSP will be now reset to factory settings.

Apr 18, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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How to reset your psp


Start off by completely shutting off your PSP. Hold start,select,square and triangle and then turn your PSP back on while holding those buttons. Your PSP should now be reset to factory settings.

Apr 18, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Trying to reset ps 2 to factory


Hello :


1: Remove the battery from the left side of the PSP while it is still onThe unit will power down instantly. Wait ten seconds and then replace the battery.
2: Press both clear shoulder buttons at the top of the PSP and keep them held while the PSP reboots. A "Recovery" mode will be initiated.
3: Press down on the control pad to locate a "recovery" folder. This will contain all of your PSP content, including games, music, videos and podcasts that are saved on the device. Highlight this folder and press the "X" button to begin reinstalling your content.

Warnings :
If you would like to reset your PSP while it is working normally, you can do so by going to the Settings menu and selecting "System Reset." This will get rid of all your content and restore the PSP to factory settings (and subsequently remove all of your content.)

Or try this for hard resetting :
1: Locate your Power button on your PSP. Push the power button up for 10 seconds.
2: The PSP will and should shut off. Leave the PSP off for 30 seconds.
3: Turn your PSP back on by flicking the power button up very quickly. If it doesn't turn on, try pushing the power button forward very quickly again. (sometimes you have to do it 2-3 times)
4: Your PSP should be working now. If not, then you may have a firmware problem.


Warning:
Do not have your PSP plugged into a power supply.
If your PSP doesn't turn off after 10 seconds (of power button being help up) then remove your battery and wait 30 seconds, and then replace

good luck .

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Apr 05, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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My psp was working before but now it suddenly hanged up..i cant use it now..how can i reformat my psp?? do you know some ways???


Hello :

  1. Remove the battery from the left side of the PSP while it is still on. The unit will power down instantly. Wait ten seconds and then replace the battery.
  2. Press both clear shoulder buttons at the top of the PSP and keep them held while the PSP reboots. A "Recovery" mode will be initiated.
  3. Press down on the control pad to locate a "recovery" folder. This will contain all of your PSP content, including games, music, videos and podcasts that are saved on the device. Highlight this folder and press the "X" button to begin reinstalling your content.

Warnings
  • If you would like to reset your PSP while it is working normally, you can do so by going to the Settings menu and selecting "System Reset." This will get rid of all your content and restore the PSP to factory settings (and subsequently remove all of your content.)

Or try this for hard resetting :

  1. Locate your Power button on your PSP. Push the power button up for 10 seconds.
  2. The PSP will and should shut off. Leave the PSP off for 30 seconds.
  3. Turn your PSP back on by flicking the power button up very quickly. If it doesn't turn on, try pushing the power button forward very quickly again. (sometimes you have to do it 2-3 times)
  4. Your PSP should be working now. If not, then you may have a firmware problem.
Warning:
  • Do not have your PSP plugged into a power supply.
  • If your PSP doesn't turn off after 10 seconds (of power button being help up) then remove your battery and wait 30 seconds, and then replace
good luck .

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How to reset psp


So you want to reset or restore the PSP to its default settings you can follow this steps.....

scroll all the way to the left in your menu,
scroll down to "system Settings"
click x
select, "restore default settings"
click x

After that PSP is back to its default settings....

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PSP screen frozen


For this u got to reset ur psp. The easiest way to reset the PSP is to do a hard-reset. This means holding the power switch in the up position for around ten seconds. This will then shut off the PSP. You may then need to flick the power button either once or twice for the device to come back on. 
The hard reset method is normally sufficient to bring the PSP back to life and resume use, although it may mean you lose your place in the game you were playing.
The alternative to the hard reset is to drop the battery out of the PSP. While I don’t really recommend this, sometimes a hard-reset will fail and this is your only option. To do this, simply drop the battery out of the PSP by sliding the cover open, and then wait for a few seconds. Pop the battery back in and fire up the PSP. Hopefully all will be well.
cheers

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Please help


Just go to Recovery Mode on your PSP (just turn it off by holding the reset button for 10 sec, then hold the R button and turn it on while holding it) then go to REGISTRY HACKS, then you will see there the option "BUTTON ASSIGN". just press over it x or o, then you'll be back to "x is enter"...

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Psp


jaydaddy.

in order to get rid of the password, you must first go to the "Settings" icon all the way on the left.

than scroll through that menu until you find the "System Settings" button.

Than scroll through that menu until you find the "Restore Default Settings" button. If you click on that, your password will disappear and you can type in a new one.

After you reset the PSP, you will have to type in the date, timezone, time, and PSP name all over again.

If there is still a password on the PSP after you reset it, it should be 0000. Be sure to change it to something you remember =]

Well good luck. I hope i helped. If not, let me know.
sammm.

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