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Psp will not play umd games also no umd icon on main menu screen thanks

When i turn psp on there is no umd icon on menu screen even when disc is in nothing happens so have been playing games off memory stick. someone said laser must be turned off' any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    my psp will not play any of my games, and even when there is a disc in it the system doesn't do anything

  • zia_kashimji May 11, 2010

    just go to a electronic shop and tell him to check the problem.But first if he wants the psp for a day then remove the battery and give or else they will exchange it with a old one.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    My PSP will turn on but it's stuck at a fray screen with crossing lines and the loading icon on the bottom corner. If I go into Recovery and run the reboot, then I get an error message saying "The game could not be started 80010002." I've read a bunch forums and changed the configuration settings on the GEN recovery menu. Nothing seems to work, please help. (PSP 1001)

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WHen I turn on my PSP I get a yellow screen/Menu. It has Settings, Camera, Music, Video etc. How do I exit this to play a game?


This is the XMB its the main menu of the system. Games will be located under the Controller Icon. To play games insert a UMD, or if a game is downloaded and saved on the memory card, go through the icons under Controller icon. A disk icon will appear and show a preview screen to the game, press X to start the game.

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Psp 3000 or psp 3004 or psp go of sony which the best


PSP 3000 is a Japanese PSP.
PSP 3001 is the U.S. model
PSP 3004 is a european model

All of the above are the same PSP, different regions. The PSP3000 allows you to play UMD movies & games, allows the use of Memory Stick Duo which also work in Sony cameras and camcorders but none have internal memory.

The PSPGO has internal memory but it does *not* use UMD discs at all! It also does not use memory stick duos as the PSP 3000 does. It's not very comfortable to play games either -- I hear it was created to compete against the i-touch but it is NOT touch screen.

Stick to the PSP-3000. It's cheaper and does more.

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My psp works really good but when i try to play games or movies it starts to slow down and flicker


1. Set “UMD Mode” to M33 driver NO UMD
The PSP firmware version was 3.71 M33 but is also tested with higher versions like 3.8 M33. These firmware versions should have the UMD mode to M33 NO UMD.

To set the following you need to go to the Configuration Page. To go there you need to:
i. Turn off your PSP
ii. Press and hold the R button. While doing that slide and hold the power button up. This would turn on your PSP. You should hold until the black screen appears saying “M33 Recovery Menu Configuration”
iii. If the PSP just turns on to the normal menu, just repeat the two steps above.

2. Set “Use VshMenu” to Disabled.
It is also in the configuration page. Use the steps above and you should be able to find it.
Now after these two steps, if you continue no further, your PS would run faster – but only for the menu screen. The menu would be fast and really responsive. However, try playing a game. You would notice that loading is still slow and the gameplay is still played in slow motion


3. Set the CPU speed to Default.
Now this is really important. The CPU may not really be used when playing music or in the menu screen but its very important when you play games.
There are two settings you need to adjust. Speed in XMB and Speed in UMD/ISO. For us normal users we just need to set these two to “Default”.
After this, your PSP should be running ok. However, I recommend that you do another step which would also help the performance of your PSP.

4. Free up memory from your Memory Stick.
You can do this using two methods. One, you could connect your PSP to your PC using a USB cable. Two, you could remove your memory stick and use a card reader. I prefer the second method but you may use any of the two.


Method Two: Remove your memory stick and use a card reader.
Freeing up memory is easy, if you know what files to remove. As my friend is not really using her PSP for music and videos, majority of her files are game files. What she does is that she just puts games that she really plays. I recommend doing the same for your PSP.
Game files are located at the folder named “ISO”. The game files have a .CSO file name extension. You don’t need to delete them. Just transfer them to your hard disk. That way, when you want to play them again, you just have to transfer them back to your memory stick.
But if you have music and video files that take up much space, I recommend that you look into those first. Normally you would like to have at least 500MB of free disk space. You’d need the space for your game saves.

My friends have done the steps above with ease and have solved their slow PSP problems. Most of them, if not all, had to do all four mentioned above. The first three usually solves the problem.

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I can't get Valhalla Knights 2 to load on my psp


Update the system,....Alot of UMD games hang when they try to updeate from disc..If you download the update via internet and install it from the memory stick duo you should have no problem playing your game, the system will see that the firmware is up to par for the umd and will not do the system check so no lag time with loads...good luck hope this helps

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My PSP Don't Read Any UMD!!


get your psp modded,i mod them in cali and its great you play games of the memory stick so no need to use the umd drive.play emulators,homebrews and back ups

Feb 03, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Wont read the games


Maybe your psp is not updated...
my psp can't play games too, i downloaded a nfs mostwanted it didnt work...
One guy told me that, my psp will be updated to firmware 3.80
so that i can play games on my psp...
If you're using umd...
you can find an update icon just below the UMD Game icon...
Follow the instructions while running the update

THATS ALL!....

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PSP won't play any games


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.

Dec 25, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Psp ( i cant get games to play )


Have you inserted the game disc UMD into the PSP itself? You have to wait a few seconds after you turn it on before the game icon will be visible in the main menu screen before you can access the game. When it's active and you have the game icon selected press the "X" button to start the game.

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PSP wont play games


To play game on your memory stick you'll need Custom Firmware installed such as M33/OE on your PSP, else if you play a UMD. The last CFw Update is 3.71M33-3.

What is version on your PSP? (on PSP Menu, move across to the "Settings Menu". Scroll down, select to "System Settings" > "System Information" and you should see version of your PSP.)

Here's, how to install CFw Guides. Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back a detail should you need additional information. ^_^

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