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I dropped my psp in

I can`t say anything about your psp without seeing it.i advice you to give to a good repair.
9/17/2011 9:03:27 AM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Sep 17, 2011

My PSP recently got wet.

How long ago did it get wet?

First suggestion is to dunk it in rice (uncooked of course) for a period of 24 hours. Rice will **** the moisture out of it.

See if it works after that. If you, you might have to open it up to dry it with compressed air, if its motherboard hasn't been shorted already.

Good luck, and hope this helped...
7/15/2011 8:15:01 PM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Jul 15, 2011

Psp Troubleshooting

PSP UMD Repair: Not reading UMD discs

I have seen many PSP's stop reading UMD discs and for the most part they are repairable with the least amount of opening your PSP.
First we will do some trouble shooting with what might be wrong with your PSP unit.
About 35% of the time I find that there is something stuck in the UMD gear. It is different every time, sometimes its a piece of dust, plastic, soda, and even hair.
Another 25% is the Disc Spinning motor. This will not let The disc in the UMD spin.
About 20% is the Laser motor, this might be hard to spot since it could be something in the gears.
About 10% is the actual laser itself. It will not focus the laser to read the UMD disc.
The Last 10% is the Motherboard. This is the worst outcome, since there is very little what we can do but replace the motherboard.
So first what we need to do is find out what is actually wrong with your PSP.
With your PSP in hand.
Turn on your PSP and remove any UMD that might be in there now.
If you open up the UMD door and look down inside you will see the Laser assembly.
If you look to the left there is a black tab that sticks up, this tells the PSP that there is a UMD in the drive.
If you press this down with a small probe, you should see the disc motor spin and the laser light up red

If the Motor is not spinning. is it moving slightly? Maybe a little twitch?
I would lean more towards the bad motor problem BUT would not say for sure, I would recommend that you take the parts out and see if there is another problem also.
If the laser is not lighting up then it could be the laser, I would try and check the cables to the PSP and see if there is a bad connection.
If both are running well then lets put a disc in and get your ear up close so you can hear what is going on in there.
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.
Can you hear the disc spin up? If not I would take the disc out again and press the switch with your probe again. if the disc motor is spinning again, look around to see if the metal housing is obstructing the disc when you put it in.. there could be to much pressure for the disc to spin freely.
Can you hear the Laser focus? This might be hard to hear it will sound like a little tick. If you cant hear it tick I would move on and inspect this internally later.
Can you hear the Laser move down the rail? This will be a smooth sound of the gears, it should not be a really clicky sound.
If you can't hear it move down the track OR it is very clicky follow this.

It would look like this if your UMD door was off.
You should open the UMD door and carefully manually move the laser to the right side of the assembly.
Use a sharp THIN probe to manually move the WHITE gear under the metal housing. It is quite hard to see it in the photos so I put a red star around it.
I usually try and scrape the gears themselves to make sure there is no gunk or debris in the gear.
After this try and see if it is reading UMD again.
This fixes it about 35% of the time.
If none of this is working, it is time to open your PSP unit Or send it in for repair.
If you know what's wrong you can replace the problem here
Replace UMD Assembly
Replace UMD Disc Motor
Replace UMD Laser Motor
Replace PSP Motherboard

need any more help jst ask bro ... Symo02
6/10/2011 2:07:20 PM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Jun 10, 2011

I was playing with my psp when it just froze like

Fix the Shaking Screen of the PSP First:Turn off your psp completely.
Second:Hold R Trigger,And turn on your psp.You will now be in "Recovery Mode"

Third:Go to CPU Speed.Then set Both Speed in XMB and Speed inUMD/ISO in 333

Last:Click Exit

4/14/2011 1:55:41 PM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Apr 14, 2011

My psp wont play the UMD and a cliking sound is made

get in toutch with sony thay will advise you wetther it can be fixed or if you need a new one
4/14/2011 1:55:11 PM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Apr 14, 2011

My psp will not update.

try connecting your psp to the internet and updating the actual psp. that should work. hope this helps
~good luck
2/19/2011 1:22:53 PM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Feb 19, 2011

1 of my umd is

u just do wat i say......take ur psp and chuck it on the ground...maybe that will help.....
1/8/2011 1:41:20 PM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Jan 08, 2011

My sons PSP 2004 keeps

if the game is a umd i have no idea wat that is if its a downloaded game then probably the game has some bug attached to it ,or maybe u put some images or video/pics it has a bug/virus in it delete it if i were u then reset your psp........
12/10/2010 7:16:24 PM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Dec 10, 2010

Beoken backlight

u kant
u will have to get another screen 4 ur psp
11/15/2010 6:48:20 AM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Nov 15, 2010

PSP not reading discs

It could be that the casing for the UMD is loose. A PSP will not read a disc if the casing isn't intact.
9/16/2010 1:51:56 AM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Sep 16, 2010

Error message dns error when connecting to

try this step by step guide and If this doesnt work let me know at what step you get an error and what the error code is. Then from there i can specifically diagnose your problem by providing you with step by step instructions on how to solve your error. step 1 Your PSP will detect any wireless wireless network within its range as long as the wireless
adapter is switched on. The switch for this is on the left end of the PSP, near the analogue
thumbstick. If the switch is in the down position, the wireless network adapter is off; push the
switch into the up position and it'll turn it on. If you're not going to be using wireless
networking it's a good idea to keep it turned off as it'll make your batteries last longer.

step 2 When you turn on your PSP's wireless adapter it'll look for any wireless networks nearby. If
there's another PSP within range it'll automatically set up what's called an 'ad-hoc' network
between the two. This will enable you to play multiplayer games between the two PSPs with one
hosting the game and the other joining it. When you want to join an existing wireless network,
such as when you want to browse the internet, you'll be using an 'infrastructure' wireless
networking mode.
step 3 To connect to a wireless network, go to the home screen of your PSP and look under Settings. If
you scroll all the way to the bottom you'll find Network Settings, so enter this and on the next
screen you'll be asked to choose between Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure, so pick the latter by
selecting it and pressing X. Press O to return to the previous screen. You'll need to set up a
Connection. You can save the settings for 10 different Connections and you can choose between the
Connections you've set up whenever you need to use the Infrastructure network mode.

step 4 Pick New Connection and press X. You can give the new Connection a name by pressing X and using
the text-entry screen. Give it a descriptive name like 'Home Network' or 'University Network' so
you know when and where you can use it. When you've entered the name for your new Connection
you'll be asked whether you want to scan for WLAN settings or to enter them manually; select the
Scan option and press right on the directional-pad. Your PSP will then scan the area for any
available networks and collect the settings needed.

step 5 A list of available networks (called Access Points) will be displayed, giving its name (called an
SSID), whether it's encrypted or not and the signal strength. If there is more than one network,
use the D-pad to scroll down to the one you want to join and press X. You'll be asked to confirm
the settings so press right on the D-pad to scroll through each. When you get to the security
settings, choose the appropriate setting from the list, which is WEP in most cases, and press
right on the D-pad again. If you need to enter the WEP key, speak to whoever runs the wireless
network and they'll provide it for you. Press X and enter the WEP using the text-entry screen.

step 6 Once you've done that you can check the settings you've entered on the final screen and save
them. Now you'll be able to connect to the wireless network. If you return to the main home
screen you can now update your PSP's software by going to Settings and selecting Network Update.
Alternatively you can go to the Network section on the far right of the home screen to browse the
internet using the PSP's in-built internet browser. Or you can fire up that multi-player game
you've been itching to try out and get going!
Now you're online, if you need further assistance or get an error code please let me know and i
will be glad to assist you further. Thanks-Midwest-tek
8/27/2010 5:44:32 PM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Aug 27, 2010

My son's PSP will not

Have you tried charging the unit? That exact thing happens with my PSP when it's not charged.
8/18/2010 4:49:31 AM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Aug 18, 2010

The wifi on my psp wont work please help me


Turn the PSP on. Slide the POWER/HOLD switch up and hold it for at least three seconds until the power indicator turns off. The system will be completely turned off. Then turn the PSP on.

Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resovled as per your satisfaction.
7/12/2010 11:01:55 PM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Jul 12, 2010

My psp wont play any games

which game you try to run?
6/27/2010 8:20:51 AM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Jun 27, 2010

Videos ,pictures,and Music are refusing to go on psp

check on windows control panel - computer management - disk management, you might find there is a hidden partition using all the space.
Try to reformat the whole flash disk , right click on it in MY Computer and click format. NB this will erase all data on the memory card
4/18/2010 4:18:09 PM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Apr 18, 2010

My psp slowdown reading

upgrade your system memory
3/31/2010 8:38:41 AM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Mar 31, 2010

My Psp still have it's contents but when i connect

Maybe the drive is partitioned into 2 or 3 partitions and only one is visible.
Try going into START -CONTROL PANEL - ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS - STORAGE and see what drives show up there. You may be able to assign a hidden drive a letter from there and it will be visible. NB Watch out though because changing the drive permanently may mean it wont work in the PSPwhen you put it back.
3/23/2010 11:12:30 PM • Sony ACY-BR81/OB • Answered on Mar 23, 2010
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