PSP, help with the "R" button...

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  1. leomac08 macrumors 68020

    leomac08

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    Yesterday I was cleaning my closet and I found my 3 year old PSP...

    I stopped using it since Dec 2008, b/c the "R" button somehow got jammed inside the PSP.

    I then took it off, and put it in place.

    But then, everytime I played such games as GTA: Vice City, Tom Clancey's Rainbow 6, and FIFA 08,

    the character would always end up shooting...or end up running in circles, without me even pushing the R button!:eek::D

    It got so annoying.....that when I played GTA: Vice City, the car would always break and you can't even accelerate!!!!

    What's worse is that I can't even update the PSP OS to 5.3.... b/c even if I wanted to type up my password to log in to a Wi-Fi connection I CAN'T EVEN SPELL A SINGLE WORD........it would do a clicking sound as if I was pushing the R button!!!!!:eek::p

    Now, i ask has anybody ever fixed this by opening their PSP?

    or do you guys reccomend I take my PSP to a specialist? (do you guys know if a best buy or fry's electronics can help?)

    Another thing, I bought my PSP back in Feb of 2006. So the Warrenty is LONG DEAD!:D

    help.:)
     
  2. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

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    Depends on your confidence and ability to tear down your electronics yourself.

    I've replaced several components on my old PSP-1000 and though I wouldn't say that it's the easiest thing in the world, it's also not the worst place to start, either.

    From what you're describing, it's probably a relatively simple problem with the hat. If it's broken, it'll be obvious when you open it up. If it's not, blow some canned air in there between the contacts or between the hat and the little orange tack bar. If it's still stuck or loose, take a picture and post it here and I'll try to help you out if I'm still around.

    I wouldn't trust the guys at Fry's or Best Buy to pick their own noses without causing themselves brain damage, so stay away from them.
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    If it has been put away for 3 years then what do you lose by opening it?

    http://www.psp-hacks.com/forums/ might be a good place to ask. Some folk there have done full system mods so I imagine they would know how (or even if its possible) to fix it.

    I also think you can download PSP firmwares from a computer and copy them to the memory stick. Don't know where you'd get them from! I'd look on Sony's site for you but I don't have a spare couple of hours :D.
     
  4. leomac08 thread starter macrumors 68020

    leomac08

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    Thanks.....but i'll rather not open it......i have never opened an electronic device in my life.....even for a small thing... I'm scared i might break it or something....if anything i'll probably contact u later...but thanks.:)

    however i have added a picture......do you think i can unscrew the lid behind the battery pack and view the R buttons inside?!:rolleyes:

    Thanks for the advice..

    About the PSP OS update...... i used to download it using wi-fi off my PSP.....even though it took like 30 minutes to download.... that's how i did it....

    and i don't know of any PSP software sync programs compatible with macbooks?:confused:
     

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  5. leomac08 thread starter macrumors 68020

    leomac08

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    What

    Now my PSP can't even read a simple UMD......


    This is weird...... I wonder if it's the Disc..?

    this is a picture...(sorry it's reverse letters -took it from my macbook-, but if you grab a mirror you can read it)
     

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  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Bashed myself on the head and could read backwards fluently for a moment. Is that for every UMD? It might just have dust on the laser lens, a cotton wool swab (q-tip?) might fix it.
    You can plug a PSP into any computer and it shows up as a memory card. Find and download the latest firmware, copy it to PSP>something something>Game (it will come with detailed instructions) and then run it from the menu.
     

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