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PSP WON'T TURN ON

 

 

Fix:  First of all, we'll start with the 1000-3000. If it includes the GO we'll say "Included".

 

1) The majority of the time it's the battery. If the screen is dark, no lights, no noise coming from the UMD, it's dead.  Try connecting the external charger to it and see if a yellow light comes on. If it does, give it about 2 minutes, keep the power connected, and attempt to turn it on. If it turns on, the battery is the culprit. If it doesn't, package it up and send it in to Sony. This includes the GO.

 

2) Ok..the yellow light comes on but no screen.  Take something like a flashlight and shine it on the screen. You may have to angle the light indifferent directions, but what you're looking for is a faint image.  If you see a faint image, and hear sound, the backlight has gone out.  You can either attempt to repair it yourself or box it up and send it in. This includes the GO.

 

3) Yellow light comes on, no screen, no faint image but the UMD has sound.  The display has gone out. Pack it up and send it in or attempt to fix it yourself. You can buy replacement screens on EBay.

 

4) PSP plays with external power source only.  Either the battery is bad or the charging circuit is bad.  You can replace the battery on the 1000-3000 but on the GO it will need to be opened to replace the battery. Better to let Sony do this.

 

5) PSP will not charge with the external charger.  The charger is bad. Replace the charger.  You can use the USB cable to try and charge it, but if the "GO" is completely dead, you won't be able to. You'll need to replace the charger.  If the charger doesn't do the trick then you'll need to send it in.

 

6) PSP will not come on with external power, USB, or battery, and will not charge, no lights.  You have a defective unit and it will need to be sent in for repair. Includes the GO.

 

7) PSP charge light goes from yellow to immediate green, shows fully charged,  but PSP won't come on.  Battery is bad. Replace the battery.

 

*** A very easy troubleshooting tip is this.  If you have a PSP that won't charge and friend that has a PSP like yours, try using their charger to see if it takes care of the problem. DO NOT SWITCH BATTERIES !!! 

 

 

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What are the different PSP Models and Regions ?

 

 


PSP MODELS 1000/2000/3000 AND  N10-GO

 

The last 2 numbers of the model are the suffix for the country intended.  The region code is what software it is set up to run in the form of UMD Video.  ALL PSP's will play the same games. There is no region code for UMD games.

 

00  JAPAN   REGION 2

01  NORTH AMERICA REGION 1

02 AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND REGION 4

03 UK REGION 2

04 EUROPEAN NATION REGION 2

05 SOUTH KOREA REGION 5

06 HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE REGION 3

07 TAIWAN REGION 3

08 RUSSIA REGION 5

09 CHINA  REGION 6

10 SOUTH AMERICA  REGION 2 and 3

 

ADDITIONAL CODES

 

BY  BRIGHT YELLOW

CA CAMOUFLAGE

CG CHAMPAGNE GOLD

CW CERAMIC WHITE

DR DEEP RED

FB FELICIA BLUE

IS ICE SILVER

LP LAVENDER PURPLE

MB METALLIC BLUE

MG MINT GREEN

MN MATTE BRONZE

MS MYSTIC SILVER

PB PIANO BLACK

PK PINK

PW PEARL WHITE

RP ROSE PINK

RR RADIANT RED

SG SPIRITED GREEN

SV SILVER

VB VIBRANT BLUE

 

K VALUE PACK

G1 GIGA PACK

 

 

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Mar 2, 2010

This is a list of error codes for the PSP system.

 

 

PSP Error Code List.


80020321 - Ran a game that doesn't support NO-UMD
80020148 - Unsupported PRX type
80000001 - Got it when trying to run PSP filer version 3.6 on 3.40 firmware (probably a kernel selection problem)
98765432 - Selected a language who's font has been removed.

These Codes are all to do with Networking.

8001006F - Remote Play connection error. Most likely when no PS3 is sending a signal over your network.
80110404 - Network error.
00000001 - WiFi error.
80410A0B - Loose WiFi card.
80410702 - Your firmware MAC address does not match the PSP's MAC address.
80410A05 - Disconnected from server or Access point .
80431075 - Wrong password on Remote Play.
8041040B - Communication with the server failed. DNS error has occured.
80010068 - Communication with the server failed.
80432060 - Communication with the server failed.
80431063 - Lost connection in the middle of a download (Save Failed)
8010A007 - Error downloading (Reason unknown)
80110482 - Incompatible Lan security (or Wlan is off)
0000002 - Unknown, possible security reason (Web browser SSL)
80431072 - The file you are downloading is unavailable or does not exist or is cached and the psp is unable to save.
80410416 - The website you are trying to access doesn't allow you to enter.
8041040F - DNS error
80410414 - DNS error
80410418 - PSP Unable to obtain IP address

These Are All to do with Firmware

FFFFFFFF - PSP update failed (or save failed)

DRNFFFFFFD7 - Normally seen when CFW has been ran on the PSP and the owner attempted to remove it for download of authorized firmware.

                      Sometimes seen after downloading Ratchet & Clank.

                      Cannot update. Must start at version 4.0 and work up to current version.
UKN9000001 - update cant start, data corrupt
80000004 - PSP Spits Out Randomly. Could Mean Anything.
DRNFFFFFFD7 - It signals that official firmware past 1.5 cannot be installed. http://www.psp-forum.com/tutorials-g...fd7-error.html
These Codes are all related with Mem Stick

80110305 - Load failed.The Memory Stick could not be acessed
80110307 - Load Failed There is no Data available

These Codes Are to do with UMD

80010087 - Error reading UMD or UMD not present


-POPS-

We Cant Post these Codes Here

These Are Just Other Codes WHich Do not Fit into Any Categorie


80110306 - Unknown
840140D01 - USB wifi problem.
8008273A - Internal error.

 

--Sintax--
8000 ????
8002 is the kernel
8001 is the standard libc


--DAX FW ONLY--
DADADADA - Running a FW Update in DAX custom FW
80020321 - Ran a game that doesn't support NO-UMD
80020148 - Unsupported PRX type | This error also seems to appear when you are running an iso with a fake mem. stick
80000001 - Got it when trying to run PSP filer version 3.6 on 3.40 firmware (probably a kernel selection problem)
98765432 - Selected a language who's font has been removed. DAX FW ONLY ERROR!

--Networking--
8001006F - Remote Play connection error. Most likely when no PS3 is sending a signal over your network.
80110404 - Network error, try restore default settings to fix
00000001 - WiFi error. Occurs when no access points are detected in official 3.7X and custom 3.7X firmware.**
80410A0B - Loose WiFi card
80410702 - Your firmware MAC address does not match the PSP's MAC address
80410A05 - Disconnected from server or Access point (Try reconnecting!)
80431075 - Wrong password on Remote Play
8041040B - Communication with the server failed. DNS error has occured.
80010068 - Communication with the server failed.
80432060 - Communication with the server failed.
80431063 - Lost connection in the middle of a download (Save Failed)
8010A007 - Error downloading (Reason unknown)
80110482 - Incompatible Lan security (or Wlan is off or could not connect to infrastructure network)
0000002 - Unknown, possible security reason (Web browser SSL)
80431072 - The file you are downloading is unavailable or does not exist or is cached and the psp is unable to save.
80410416 - The website you are trying to access doesn't allow you to enter.
8041040F - DNS error
80410414 - DNS error
80410418 - PSP Unable to obtain IP address
80100D00 - Channel could not be added(Reformat the memory stick)
80410D09 - A connection error has occured. (in <2.XX FWs the PSP can only connect to WEP...Thus comes this error)
80410001 - General Network error
80410D16 - General Network error
80410D07 - Appears when errors occur while connecting to a wireless router (Change psp settings to manual and enter in all of the ip,dns,subnet mask, and default router info)
80410410 - Cannot connect to the given acess point(Connection to the Server Failed.)


--Firmware--
FFFFFFFF - PSP update failed (or save failed)
UKN9000001 - update cant start, data corrupt
80000004 - its just a general error code that the PSP spits out when it doesn't understand something... could mean anything

8001050F -  Date error (Ex: Feb 29) reset the date to fix it.

80020001 - Kernel Error
800244C - Kernel Error
8008271D - Flash1 corrupted. Format it in recovery mode!

--Memory Stick--
80110305 - Load failed.The Memory Stick could not be acessed
80110307 - Load Failed There is no Data available
80020130 - File read error
80220180 - Error while formatting the Memory Stick


--UMD--
80010087 - Error reading UMD or UMD not present
80010013 - You get that when you have no, or the wrong, UMD inserted (should be a game UMD, not a movie) Suggestion : Change NO-UMD MODE
800200D9 - Error while allocating memory Block


--POPS-- 
ILLEGAL just like Custom Firmware (CFW)

--Other--

80110306 - Still to find out
840140D01 - USB wifi problem (Try plugging in the USB wifi in other USB ports)
8008273A - Internal error, try and resetting the settings, restarting the psp, if all fails, probably should send it back to sony.
8001B002 - Still to find out
FFFFFED3 - Unknown (Could be a Decryption error)
80108D50 - there is no camera attachment

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JOYSTICK doesn't function on the GO during games.

 

FIX:  Turn off the GO and turn it back on.  If that doesn't fix it, try restore all default settings by going to System Settings and selecting Restore Default Settings.  If it still refuses to function, then a replacement stick may be required. You can either send it in or attempt to repair it yourself.  The replacement sticks are available at numerous PSP retailers online. Just do a search for replacement joy stick online. 

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Question:  I'm thinking about purchasing a Japanese version PSP 3000. What is the difference between the US and Japanese version and do I have to run Japanese firmware?

 

ANSWER:  The Japanese version PSP 3000 is generally bought because the person wants the brite colors or Carnival Colors.  You can play the same games you do in the US mainly because there is no region codes for the games.  UMD Movies however are regioned out and it will only play Region 2 movies. The US is region 1.  It uses the same power supply and battery as the US version.  You can use the US firmware as well. So if you decided to get one, there will be no problem using US firmware.

 

 

Another difference of the Japanese 3000 is the X  is set for "YES" and the O is set for "NO".  The buttons are normal as long as you are playing games but revert back to Yes or No when done playing. All other features are pretty much identical.

There are several members on the PSP Forum that have these PSP's. If you have any questions just ask them on the forum regarding Japanese PSP 3000's.

 

Game On !

 

Link to the PSP's:   http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-14-71-12x-49-en.html

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good job with all the info, but why didn't you sort this all in your original post. You can edit a post by clicking the options tab on your post if you didn't know.

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PSP will not play UMD's after being dropped

 

 

FIX:  Normally what happens is the shock is great enough to cause a ribbon cable inside the PSP to come loose or the socket itself to break.  Another instance is the shock moved the mechanism out of alignment not allowing the laser to move freely.  You can try to move the mechanism and then turn on the unit to see if it moves.  If the mechanism moves when powered up, the switch on the rear door could be broken.  Chances of the laser diode to be bad is pretty slim.  The switch allows the laser and motor to turn on. It's a safety feature.

 

PSP will not play a UMD

 

FIX:  

 

So first what we need to do is find out what is actually wrong with your PSP.

With your PSP in hand.
Turn on your PSP and remove any UMD that might be in there now.
If you open up the UMD door and look down inside you will see the Laser assembly.

If you look to the left there is a black or white tab that sticks up, this tells the PSP that there is a UMD in the drive.

Place the PSP face down on a towel or something soft, keeping the buttons from mashing, USB port facing you, look to the right of the door nearest the silver edge and you will see a micro switch. This is the safety switch. Place your finger on the black or white tab and press the micro switch with a small probe. Be gentle because the switch is very fragile.

If you press this down with a small probe, you should see the disc motor spin and the laser light up RED.
 *** Caution !! DO NOT STARE AT THE LASER !!! ***
 

If the Motor is not spinning.  is it moving slightly? Maybe a little twitch?
I would lean more towards the bad motor problem BUT would not say for sure, I would recommend that you take the parts out and see if there is another problem also.

If the laser is not lighting up then it could be the laser, I would try and check the cables to the PSP and see if there is a bad connection.

If both are running well then lets put a disc in and get your ear up close so you can hear what is going on in there.
On a working PSP you will hear the disc start to spin up, then you can hear the laser start to twitch, followed by the laser motor moving the laser down the rails.

Can you hear the disc spin up? If not I would take the disc out again and press the switch with your probe again.  if the disc motor is spinning again, look around to see if the metal housing is obstructing the disc when you put it in.. there could be to much pressure for the disc to spin freely.

Can you hear the Laser focus? This might be hard to hear it will sound like a little tick. If you cant hear it tick I would move on and inspect this internally  later.

Can you hear the Laser move down the rail? This will be a smooth sound of the gears, it should not be a really clicky sound.
If you can't hear it move down the track then the UMD may be defective.  If all moves freely, lights up, then it could be defective or the UMD disc itself be defective. Try another disc. If another disc plays then the player is not defective but the disc may be defective. 

The ways the disc can be defective is the disc could be stuck or not moving freely. Attempt to move the disc. Tap on it, shake it, and look for foreign items or chemicals that may have been spilled inside the case. If debris is inside the case or chemicals you will probably be tasked with case removal and cleaning the disc with alcohol. 

 

After this try and see if it is reading UMD again.

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well the problem really is that while i was downloading the new psp software someone took out the battery and turned the psp off. now it won't turn on instead when i try it just blinks then nothing happens. if anyone can gimme the answer i'll be so freaking happy.

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K1ngWin wrote:

well the problem really is that while i was downloading the new psp software someone took out the battery and turned the psp off. now it won't turn on instead when i try it just blinks then nothing happens. if anyone can gimme the answer i'll be so freaking happy.


 

You're bricked bud.

 

What PSP Model do you have?

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i got the psp 2000

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