||PSP Repair and PSP Parts Helpful Tips
A dedicated list of PSP tips and tricks helpful to users and most apply to the majority of PSP models. The PSP Tips and Tricks are listed in no particular order, however we hope that
you find the information helpful.
1. How to keep your PSP screen smudge and smear free?
The simple way to keep your screen on the PSP smudge and smear free is avoiding touching
it with your fingers, keep your hands clean and as grease free as possible when playing, it also helps to use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe away smears.
Other options inclue is using a screen protector, the best types are the anti-glare versions, these perfrom better than the crstal clear screen protectors and also have the added benefit
of allowing you to play the PSP in brighter light conditions than with just the normal PSP screen without a PSP screen protector.
2. What to try if UMD Game Disc or UMD Movie Disc Will Not Load?
Firstly clean the disc take a soft moist cloth and clean the UMD disk. You can also use a compressed air duster,
these are available in most computer and electronic shops. If you can see any particles of dust on the disk, try blowing these particles off.
Secondly check your PSP if the other methods have not worked, The inside of your PSP may be dirty and dusty, open the UMD tray door and shake slightly
to remove dirt and dust from your PSP, even better is use the compressed air duster to remove and dust inside your PSP. If this all fails the PSP possibly
needs a new UMD laser, we can help you.
3. All of the buttons of my PSP suddenly stopped working.
Make sure that during gaming you have not accidentally moved the power button into the 'Hold' position. If it is in the 'Hold' position this will be the cause of the buttons not working problem,
if you are still having problems please contact us as we can help.
4. How to extend the battery life of your PSP
The PSP battery lasts between 4-6 hours. However by being aware of the energy you are using it can help you to extend the PSP battery life.
A few tips that can help the battery to last longer. Remove UMD discs when you are not using them do not leave the disc inserted, this wastes power when the PSP
powers up the drive when you go to the game menu. Set the screen brightness to the lowest darkest possible setting that you can use, this is the most significant
power saver. If you are using the WiFi and your router is close by, set the WLAN Power Save setting to ON by going to Settings -> Power Save Settings -> WLAN Power Save.
Use headphones, the PSP speakers use more power than headphones. Turn the WLAN switch off when it is not in use. Turn off your screen (hold the screen button in until
it turns off) if you're listening to music but are not using the display. Set the UMD Auto-Start feature to off by going to Settings -> System Settings -> UMD Auto-Start.
If you follow these your PSP battery will last longer.
5. My PSP suddenly enters sleep mode during playing game or watching a movie.
Make sure that you did not accidentally slide the power button up into the Sleep position.
6. There PSP makes no sound or the PSP sound is too low.
Make sure that you have the sound volume turned up and you did not press the music note button this mutes the psp sound, and that you do not have the headphones plugged in.
7. The picture on the PSP screen is too dim or too bright.
Press the small square button underneath the screen. This toggles through different screen brightness settings.
8. I am unable to connect the PSP to my wireless network
Make sure that you have turned on the WLAN switch on the bottom-left corner of the PSP.
9. How frequently can you recharge the PSP battery?
Due to the nature of the battery used in all PSP models you can recharge
as often and for as long as you like. Your battery will not be damaged by this
practice nor can it be overcharged, constant charging of the PSP's battery
will actually improve the PSP battery life span.
10. How to clean your PSP?
Use a soft damp cloth to wipe any dirt from the screen, then a full case clean is best.
Turn off the PSP then use a new clean soft damp cloth to fully clean the PSP casing. Do not use any solvent based cleaning products,
as they will damage the finish on the PSP casing.
11. My PSP will not switch on (Dead PSP)
If your PSP can not be switched on, firstly you need to check the power, if the battery has been fully depleted the PSP will not turn on. Plug in the AC power adapter into the PSP and check if the power indicator light turns orange which indicates charging.
If the light is visibly glowing orange try to turn the PSP on. If the PSP starts up your battery was just very low. If the power indicator light did not turn orange when plugged into the PSP, then see if you can turn the PSP on.
If the PSP can be turned on then look at the upper right corner of the screen. Is the battery indicator is still shown? If so the battery is simply discharged and being charged. If you see no charging light at all it is
possibly a hardware fault and you should now examine the power socket on the PSP for damage and if possible test the PSP power supply to ensure this is functioning as intended with a voltmeter. If the Sony PSP is still dead the best course of action is to send the console into us for a free diagnostic.
12. My PSP screen has a dead pixel what can I do?
If the PSP has an actual dead pixel, then this can not be fixed. The only solution is to buy a new PSP LCD screen.
However you may just have a stuck pixel or lazy pixel this in some situations be repaired. A number of video files are available from websites
called dead pixel cleaners or lazy pixel fixers. These short videos can be loaded onto your PSP memory stick. They then usually cycle through
primary colours very quickly, if you are lucky this procedure stimulates a frozen lazy pixel into working order restoring the pixel back to full functionality.
When using these videos it is best to leave them cycling for an hour at least.
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