Question about Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console
It will only stay on the main screen when a game is put in and nothing shows up on memory stick and it has version 3.50 what can I do to fix this?????
Posted by Anonymous on
The reason the umd wont load is because someone shut the psp off when the game was loading. so whoever did that just messed up your psp. i know cause someone did it to mine now i have to get it fixed or buy a new one. and to get the psp fixed its not guna be cheap.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
Just try to remove the battery of your psp and your memory stick for just a second and put it back, turn on your psp and insert your umd game to your psp. maybe your current firmware wont support your new game disc, try to update it using your new umd game disc. that maybe will solve your problem.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
Pls let us know whether you are running on custome firmware or sony original firmware.
Posted on Dec 25, 2007
Running with a sony firmware won't allow you to play ISO games even you own legal back. You have to buy UMD discs, put it into your psp, and go to the game section, select umd, and the game will run.
In most cases, the UMD will run automatically on psp startup, it's a sony's default setting. The memory stick in this case will be used as a storage for game save data, not for game itself.
Well most games runs good on 3.50 except a few, so it has nothing to do with the firmware. You can try to reset the psp in the system setting section, will allows you to restore all default settings. And see if it works. If not, you are most likely to have a umd optical failure, which is not easy to repair that yourself, you can still find replacement part on the ebay and seek for professional installation.
Hope this helps. Btw, Merry Xmas.
this might do it
My one dosent play and it makes the same weird sound like binding the best thing to do is if u have a ps3 get internet on the ps3 then go to the playstation store it will say ps3 ps3 blah blah blah click on psp then u will see a bunch of games get the psp usb connection the put it into the ps3 and the little bit in the psp then pick any game then click download then instead of playing the umd u can play the the downloaded game on your psp cause my mate did it to my other mates psp so my mate with the ps3 internet is gonna do it for me.
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Posted on Oct 29, 2010
Try restarting it and if that dosent work then open up back let it dry out some there could be harmfull condinsation then try taking the battere out for 30 seconds if none of this works then call sony and have them fix it professionally hope ive been helpful
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
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Posted on Mar 27, 2008
My psp is doing the same it is a 6.37 version what should be done?
Posted on Sep 28, 2011
You cannot play .iso or .cso files (or any homebrew games) on your PSP unless you have firmware 1.5 or a custom firmware. Any "off-the-shelf" firmware such as 4.2 will not support these types of files. They will just show up as "Corrupted Data".
You can go through the process of downgrading your firmware from 4.2 to 1.5, then from 1.5 you may upgrade to a custom firmware such as 5.00 m33-4. Doing so would require a good deal of technical know-how and a LOT of patience. If you do not want to risk ruining your PSP, do NOT try this. Research methods of downgrading such as "Pandora's Battery" and other firmware downgraders.
You were able to download games from the PSP website because they are programmed to play on the current firmware. Even if you were to (somehow) properly convert the .iso or .cso files to an EBOOT.PBP file, it would not run unless you have firmware 1.5 or custom.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
When you say scanner do you mean laser that reads the umd?
you could replace the laser from one off ebay
but the thing with replacing lasers is that adjusting the laser so it reads the disk it tricky
here is a shop that repairs lasers in psps
or if you want to do it your self
also you say it is 1 year old from brand new? bought from the shops
call sony as it may just be under warenty
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
Sounds like the laser is shot or possibly dirty, either way needs lookin at. so may need new laser. my own personal preference, go custom firmware and do away with using the laser, theres lots info on the web if interested.
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
That's odd, this has happened to me in a similiar way, except for me my PSP would keep saying "Do you want to exit the game?" For you two, i would recommend examining the discs and make sure they're not scratched too much. Also examine the inside of your PSP where you insert the UMD, is there a loose or broken piece. In my opinion, much like my PS2, the games get too scratched (despite being in that case) to function and will stop being real altogether, although i am still trying to figure out why all games stop working...
Hope this helped in any way
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
If your PSP won't play any games, that could be the games problem, or it could be the PSP. TO start of with, try rubbing the discs with rubbing alcohal. If not, try blowing in the area where you put the games CDs in. If that doesn't even work, see if you can still return it with your warranty, but that's all the help I can give.
Hope I helped, good luck. And please rate.
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
This sounds like the laser could be going out. Before that is said try taking a Q-Tip and some alcohol, open the cover and to the best of you ability clean the laser off with the Q-Tip makng sure you leave no fibers behind. It is ok if some alcohol gets down inside of the system it will not hurt the system like water does.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
Your son probably dropped his PSP at the time and the UMD drive broke or if your son says he didnt drop it you can get a cutip and softly clean your UMD reader the little bubble sorta in your PSP be carful while doing that
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
I do believe is a laser issue but sometimes the motherboard get bad if the unit was dropped on the flor.The psp isa multilayer unit construction and need some expertees to troubleshooting the problem.Try to get back to a previous firmware or try if the laser get stuckd inside.Try to move it gently from the back door and sopmetimes will re allign by itself
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
No, to play a game you do not need to have a memory stick inside the PSP. However, you will need one to save you place in a game or download games.
There is also a version of the PSP that has 16 gigs of internal memory.
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
If it is bricked, it will not boot up at all, it will hang at a black screen. Only method of repair is to take into consideration any configuration that has not been done. Such as games being run as 1.5 mode instead of the current firmware, ect. If so, reflashing is your best bet.
Posted on Mar 28, 2010
If you are planning on playing the psp games from the umd then i guess you should not be having any problems, but with the latest update installed on your psp most times games stored on previous versions won't load. You'll have to hack the current software version your are running on.
Hope this worked.
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
If the PSP that you bought is pre-owned... then..
..bring it back to 'Gamestop' & tell them truthfully that the PSP you bought doesn't play UMDs.
.. maybe there're problem's with the UMDs? Are they pre-owned?
If the PSP is brand new when you bought it, you can claim for FREE repairs, or perhaps a replacement from SONY! Mostly warrantys are just 1yr period, so you better 'do what you have to do' before Christmas!
When you insert a UMD into the PSP, then what happens? What appears on the screen?
- Do you hear the UMD drive spinning for quite awhile, but not loading up under the Game column?
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
If you can't read ISO/CSO Files, that either means that you didn't download correctly or that you didn't place them in the ISO folder of your memory stick. If you can't play UMD games and you have custom firmware, make sure "execute boot.bin" and plain modules" are disabled under the recovery menu. If you have official firmware, you can't play ISO/CSO games unless you have Devhook. If you have official firmware and you can't read UMD games, then it's probably your lens.
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
If you only hear a rattle then it might be another case of locked lens. For some reason the lens on the phat psps have been known to lock, meaning that they will spin but won't read. This might be the problem and you might want to contact sony about it.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
SOURCE: how to upgrade my psp version 3.72 to version 3.9?
UMMM you don't need to upgrade you need to downgrade. Once you downgrade you can actually go ahead and upgrade to a custom firmware wich are the ones that allow you to do that and much more. If you really want to know how to do this and are still interested please send me an email at [email protected]. I say email because its a long process and i would need to ask you some questions about your psp and other stuff to so if you want more help send me a message with psp info as the tittle.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
SOURCE: psp.when i update 2 6.0 version my games are gone
your PSP was hacked???
and you update it to 6.0 official firmware?, now you have to rehack it in custom firmware in order to run homebrews or iso. to rehack your PSP visit PSPhacks.com and if you cant, search on the net for "local hackers" near your house.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
SOURCE: about psp version 3.95
All of you need to get custom firmware installed onto your psp. The latest edition is 4.01 M33 for which instructions can be downloaded from the internet. There is NO WAY sony would let you copy games to a memory stick and just play them on your psp otherwise everyone would just be swapping games between each other. Custom firmware is a hack to enable these copies (er...I mean "back-ups") be played on your psp from the memory stick. It is risky if you get custom firmware from an unreliable source or if you don't know what you are doing. Youtube has some valuable video guides to help.
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
SOURCE: psp does not show games
i have the same problem
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
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I guess it's sony's firmware, the psp is my sons and nothing extra has been added, if that helps..
Well it is set for the UMD to start automatically and the only thing that is listed under game is -game sharing-saved data utility(empty)-memory stick..also when I put the UMD in it makes a sound like it maybe binding and not always turning(just a weird noise)have tried several UMDs to make sure it wasn't the UMD..my son said his cousin was playing it and then turned it off and when my son went back to play it, it was like this..is it possible that something mechanical is failing (because of the sound I'm hearing)the software version is 3.50
Thanks for your help, and merry christmas to you !!
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one day I was playing my psp that I got for my birthday than I started to play a game then shut it off then I kame back and it whoodent let me play
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I got this PSP from a friend. It worked fine when he had it.
But now when I put in a UMD it doesnt even read them, no reading symol, or weird sounds....what do I do?
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!!!(I WANT TO PLAY MY PSP AGAIN)!!!
I have the same problem and its happend for month i think sand went in mine so can someone tell me what to do cos im stuck here and my psp is just lying in the corner in need of repairThankyou Love that picture
when i put my games it says the game can't be read so what do i do
turn on an stays on the home page i have tried so many different umd
nothing is different about my problem I have the exact same problem. And The Bad Part is That I just bought it this morning.
wat should i do because my psp want read my disc
i will show the umd loading then say the disc can not be read the games not scratched
i got a 3.6v sony battery and when i insert my psp game nothing shows up. Just my memory stick and i tried taking out my memory stick and battery for a second and putting it back in and inserting the game and still nothing happens. I need help asap