PSP not working on Mac


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 14, 2008
I recently bought a PSP, and followed the instructions on connected the psp to the computer properly. (Going to settings and the USB Mode). But my Mac doesn't detect that theres a PSP connected. I searched on the computer for it and still nothing came up. I tried that iPSP , and still it didn't detect it. Could this be because I havn't purchased a memory stick yet?:confused:


macrumors member
Sep 10, 2008
did you just connect the psp to the mac?

u need to put the psp into usb mode also... then it should just show up on your desktop

if that doesn't work, then something is wrong

or it may be that you don't have a memory stick...


macrumors 68000
Mine connects just fine, and yes that's because you don't have a memory stick. After all, what's your Mac supposed to connect to without one? If you got a memory stick in there connect it via usb, put the PSP to usb mode & it will mount just like a regular external HD or usb stick.

If it doesn't have the "PICTURE", "MUSIC" etc. folders create them. Put pictures in "PICTURE", music in "MUSIC" etc. to access it on the PSP.

It'll look something like this:



Jan 18, 2005
A PSP connected to a computer is nothing more than a Memory Stick Pro Ultra Ex Alpha Upper reader.
If you have a modded PSP then you can access the 4 Flash drives, UMD and memory card.