WARNINGS To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. Use the supplied AC adaptor only. If you use other types, it may cause fire, electrical shocks or a malfunction. For customers in the U.S.A. and Canada Caution Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result...
For customers in the U.S.A. If you have questions about this product, call our technical support line at 1-800-345-7669, or write to: Sony Computer Entertainment America Consumer Services/Technical Support PO Box 5888, San Mateo, CA 94402-0888 U.S.A. Declaration of Conformity...
The model and serial numbers are located inside the battery compartment of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to the number whenever you call for technical assistance at 1-800-345-7669. Model No. PSP-1001 Serial No.______________ For customers in Canada This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Photosensitivity A very small percentage of individuals may experience epileptic seizures when exposed to certain light patterns or flashing lights. Exposure to certain patterns or backgrounds on a television screen or while playing video games, including games played on the PSP™ system, may trigger an epileptic seizure in these individuals.
GAME page 42 • Playing games • Managing saved data VIDEO page 46 • Playing UMD™VIDEO • Playing videos saved on a Memory Stick Duo™ MUSIC page 59 • Playing UMD™MUSIC • Playing music saved on a Memory Stick Duo™ PHOTO page 72 •...
Using the home menu The basic operation of the PSP™ system starts from the home menu. Press the home button to display the home menu and use the directional buttons to navigate the horizontal and vertical icon bars. Select a category Basic button operations Directional buttons: Used to select on-screen items...
Precautions Before using this product, carefully read this manual and retain it for future reference. Safety This product has been designed with the highest concern for safety. However, any electrical device, if used improperly, has the potential for causing fire, electrical shock or personal injury.
• Do not use the system or accessories near water. • Use only attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. • Do not use the headphones if they cause discomfort to your skin. If the supplied headphones cause discomfort to your skin, discontinue use immediately.
• Do not allow dust or foreign matter to build up around the system or accessory connectors. If there is dust or foreign matter on the system's connectors or the AC power cord, wipe it off with a dry cloth before connecting. Dust or other matter on the connectors can result in fire or electrical shock.
If, for any reason, software or data loss or corruption occurs, it is usually not possible to recover the software or data. It is recommended that you regularly back up software and data. Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates will not be held liable for any damages or injury in the case of software or data loss or corruption.
In accordance with copyright law, no recorded data may be used for purposes other than personal enjoyment without permission from the copyright holder. Pouch • If you want to pause or temporarily store the system while playing games or video, put the system in sleep mode before placing it in the pouch. This may help to avoid overheating.
Moisture condensation If the PSP™ system or UMD™ is brought directly from a cold location to a warm one, moisture may condense on the lens inside the system or on the UMD™. Should this occur, the system may not operate properly. In this case, remove the UMD™...
Battery pack precautions Warnings Do not handle a damaged or leaking battery pack. Contact with the material can result in injury or burns to the eyes or skin. Even if foreign substances are not immediately visible, chemical changes in the material can result in injuries occurring at a later time.
Recycling Lithium-Ion Batteries Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable. You can help preserve our environment by returning your used rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location nearest you. For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries, call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or visit http://www.rbrc.org/ Caution Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-Ion batteries.
Preparation Checking the package contents Check that you have all of the following items. If any items are missing, contact our technical support line at 1-800-345-7669 for assistance. s PSP™ (PlayStation Portable) system ® s Battery pack s Headphones with remote control s AC adaptor s Memory Stick Duo™...
Part names and functions System front POWER HOLD HOME SELECT START A L button F Strap holder Attach as shown in the diagram. B Directional buttons C Memory Stick Duo™ access indicator Lights up when saving and loading data D WLAN access indicator G Left speaker Lights up when using the wireless networking feature...
K LCD screen button L Display button button Adjusts screen brightness button page 38) button M Sound button Adjusts the tone ( page 36) U Power indicator N Select button Lights up, flashes or changes color to indicate system status O Start button page 29) P R button...
System top OPEN A IR port C Open latch B USB connector System bottom DC IN A Headset connector C DC IN 5V connector B Charging terminals Part names and functions...
System left side R:WLAN on r:WLAN off A Memory Stick Duo™ slot B WLAN switch Turns on the wireless networking feature System right side R:Power switch r:Hold switch A Power/hold switch Turns the system on and off, puts in sleep mode ( pages 29, 31) and locks the system buttons page 35)
Headphones with remote control Remote control front Remote control side A . button A Hold switch Locks the operation of the remote B > button control. Note that this button does not lock the buttons of the PSP™ C Volume + button system.
Preparing the PSP™ system for use Before using the PSP™ system for the first time after purchase, you must follow these steps to charge the battery. Before inserting the battery pack, find the serial and model numbers listed within the battery compartment and make a record of the numbers in the spaces provided under Owner's Record on page 4.
Getting started 2: Charging Caution • The socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible. • Do not plug the AC power cord for the PSP™ system into an electrical outlet until you have made all other connections. Plug the AC power cord into the AC adaptor.
Plug the AC power cord into an electrical outlet. AC power cord POWER HOLD SELECT START To electrical outlet The power indicator lights up in orange, indicating that charging has begun. The power indicator will turn off when the battery is fully charged. Unplug the AC power cord from the electrical outlet and disconnect the AC adaptor from the system.
Connecting the headphones with remote control Connect the headphones to the PSP™ system. Headphones HOME Remote control 1 Plug the headphones into the remote control. 2 Plug the headphones into the headset connector on the system bottom. Hint The remote control is exclusively for use with the PSP™ system and accessories made exclusively for the PSP™...
Basic operations Turning the PSP™ system on and off Turning the system on Slide the power/hold switch up. The power indicator lights up in green, and the home menu is displayed. Hints • If the PSP™ system is turned on with a UMD™ inserted, the UMD™ will begin playback automatically.
Turning the system off Hold the power/hold switch in the up position for more than three seconds. The power indicator flashes and then turns off, indicating that the system is turned off. Turning the PSP™ system on and off...
Using sleep mode If the PSP™ system is switched to sleep mode, the software that is playing will be paused. When sleep mode is cleared, you can begin playback from the point where the system entered sleep mode. Notices • Do not put the system in sleep mode while the Memory Stick Duo™ access indicator is on.
Clearing sleep mode Slide the power/hold switch up again. Sleep mode is cleared. Hints • You can also clear sleep mode by pressing the u (play/pause) button of the remote control, if the system was put in sleep mode during music or video playback. •...
Inserting a UMD™ Notice Do not eject a UMD™ during playback. Slide the open latch on the PSP™ system top. The disc cover opens. Insert a UMD™. With the disc label facing the system rear, slide the UMD™ in the direction of the arrow until it is fully inserted.
Inserting a Memory Stick Duo™ Warning Keep Memory Stick Duo™ media out of the reach of small children, as the media could be swallowed by accident. Open the slot cover and insert the Memory Stick Duo™. Front side Open the slot cover in the Press until fully inserted.
Avoiding unintended operation of the PSP™ system Slide the power/hold switch down. The switch locks into place. The hold indicator turns yellow, indicating that the system buttons are locked. Clearing hold mode Slide the power/hold switch to its original position. Avoiding unintended operation of the PSP™...
Using the sound button The sound button is used to adjust the tone and to mute the sound for audio playback and for key tones. Adjusting the tone Tone can only be adjusted when using the headphones. Press the sound button. POWER HOLD SELECT...
Clearing mute You can clear mute by any of the following methods: • Pressing the sound button • Pressing the volume + or volume - button on the system or on the remote control Using the sound button...
Using the display button The display button is used to adjust screen brightness. Adjusting screen brightness Press the display button. POWER HOLD SELECT START Each time you press the button, the display changes as follows: Level 1 Darker Level 2 Level 3 Brighter (Level 4)
Battery Battery charge level The battery charge level is displayed on the screen. Battery charge level Estimating the remaining battery power There is plenty of power left. The battery is getting low. The battery has almost run out. No battery power remains. The power indicator flashes green. Recharge the battery.
• Battery charge level can also be checked in "Battery Information" under "System Settings" ( page 99). • If the PSP™ system is left unused after the battery runs out, the date and time settings may be reset. If this occurs, the date and time setting screen will be displayed the next time the system is turned on.
Hint The battery pack lifespan varies depending on how it is stored, the conditions of use and environmental factors, such as temperature. Replacing the battery pack For safety reasons, turn off the system and remove the power cord from the electrical outlet before replacing the battery pack.
Game Playing a game Select from the home menu. Insert a UMD™ ( page 33). The UMD™ icon is displayed. With the game icon selected, press the button. The game starts. Icons displayed under Game In addition to playing games, the following features are available under Game. You can use ad hoc mode ( page 113) to receive Game Sharing...
Hints • If (Restricted Content) is displayed when you select the (UMD™) icon, parental control restrictions have been set on the system. You must enter the password as described below to access the game. See "Parental Control Level" ( page 108) for details. Select (Restricted Content), and then press the button.
Game options menu You can view game information or copy or delete saved data by displaying the options menu. Select an icon, and then press the button. The options menu is displayed. Icons Options menu Select a menu item, and then press the button.
Copying and deleting saved data You can copy or delete saved game data that is saved on a Memory Stick Duo™ using the saved data utility. Copying saved data You can copy saved data to another Memory Stick Duo™. It is recommended that important data be copied as a backup.
Video Watching a video You can watch UMD™VIDEO and videos saved on a Memory Stick Duo™. Select from the home menu. Insert a UMD™ or Memory Stick Duo™ ( pages 33, 34). An icon for the inserted media is displayed. Select the icon, and then press the button.
Hints • If (Restricted Content) is displayed when you select the (UMD™) icon, parental control restrictions have been set on the system. Enter the password as described below to access the video. See "Parental Control Level" ( page 108) for details about the parental control feature.
Using the control panel You can perform the following operations using the on-screen control panel. Notice Depending on the UMD™VIDEO, playback conditions may be set in advance by the software developer. In such cases, certain options may not be available, even if you follow the instructions in this manual.
Icon Description Go To Plays from a specified chapter or time ( page 51) Switches between available audio options for UMD™VIDEO recorded with multiple audio tracks Audio Options Switches between Left, Right, and Left + Right audio output for video saved on a Memory Stick Duo™ Switches between available viewing angles for Angle Options UMD™VIDEO recorded with multiple angles...
Icon Description Stop Stops playback A-B Repeat Plays a specified section repeatedly ( page 54) Repeat Plays the video repeatedly ( page 53) Clear Clears the Repeat/A-B Repeat setting * This operation cannot be performed during playback of video saved on a Memory Stick Duo™.
Hint The items displayed when playing a UMD™VIDEO are different from those displayed when playing a video saved on a Memory Stick Duo™. Changing the Screen Mode Changes the size of the viewable image on the screen. Select from the control panel, and then press the button.
Chapter X Specifies the chapter number XX:XX:XX / XX:XX:XX Specifies the time * You cannot use this feature when playing video saved on a Memory Stick Duo™. Using the directional buttons, specify the number for the chapter or time, and then press the button.
Hint While using Fast Reverse or Fast Forward, select from the control panel, and then press the button to switch between three speed options. Slow playback During playback, select from the control panel, and then press the button. Returning to normal playback Select from the control panel, and then press the button.
Playing a section of video repeatedly You can specify a section of video that you want to play repeatedly. During playback, select from the control panel, and then press the button at the beginning of the section to be repeated. The starting point, point A, is set.
Operating with PSP™ system buttons or the remote control You can operate the PSP™ system without using the control panel by using the system buttons or the remote control. System button Remote control operation operation Press the button or start Play Press the u button.
Video options menu You can use the Video options menu to play a UMD™VIDEO or view information or delete videos saved on a Memory Stick Duo™. Select the icon, and then press the button. The options menu is displayed. Icons Options menu Select a menu item, and then press the button.
Visit http://www.memorystick.com/psp for more information about compatible devices. Hint A Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (model number MSAC-M2: a Sony product sold separately) is required if your device can handle only a standard-size Memory Stick™. Saving videos on a Memory Stick Duo™...
3 Use a commercially available Memory Stick USB reader/writer. * If the device can handle only the standard-size Memory Stick™, you will need a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (model number MSAC-M2: a Sony product sold separately). Hint Visit http://www.memorystick.com/psp for information on the formats that can be converted.
Music Listening to music You can listen to UMD™MUSIC and music saved on a Memory Stick Duo™. Select from the home menu. Insert a UMD™ or a Memory Stick Duo™ ( pages 33, 34). An icon for the inserted media is displayed. Select the icon, and then press the button.
Hints • If the start button or the u button on the remote control is pressed in step 3, the first track of the first group will begin playing. • If the home button or select button is pressed during playback, the screen will return to the home menu.
Stopping playback Press the button during playback. Playback stops. How to read the screen Track number/total number of tracks Album name Track name Artist name Status icon Control panel Codec Track elapsed time/total time Hints • "Album name" and "Track number/total number of tracks" are shown on the screen only while (Display) is turned on ( page 63).
Using the control panel You can perform the following operations using the on-screen control panel. Press the button during playback. The control panel is displayed. Control panel Select an icon, and then press the button. Hint UMD™MUSIC containing video content (such as music videos) are played in the same way as UMD™VIDEO.
Icon Description Next Track Skips to the beginning of the next track Fast Reverse/ Plays in fast reverse/fast forward* Fast Forward Play Plays a track Pause Pauses playback Stop Stops playback Group Mode Switches to Group Mode ( page 63) Specifies a part of a track, and then plays that part A-B Repeat repeatedly (...
Clearing Group Mode Select from the control panel, and then press the button. Using Play Modes (Repeat/Shuffle) During playback, select from the control panel, and then press the button. Each time the button is pressed, the system switches between the following functions: Play Mode Description...
Playing part of a track repeatedly Specify and then play the part that you want to play repeatedly. Select from the control panel during playback, and then press the button at the point where you want the repeated playback to begin. The starting point (point A) is set.
Operating with PSP™ system buttons or the remote control You can operate the PSP™ system without using the control panel by using the system buttons or the remote control. System button operation Remote control operation Press the button or start Play Press the u button.
Music options menu You can use the Music options menu to view information about or to delete music data saved on a Memory Stick Duo™. Select an icon, and then press the button. The options menu is displayed. Icons Options menu Select a menu item, and then press the button.
Playing with a selected codec With UMD™MUSIC that has multiple file formats and bit rates recorded, you can select from among the options for playback. Select a group that you want to listen to, and then press the button. Select "Select Codec", and then press the button.
Transferring and saving music on a Memory Stick Duo™ You can use the PSP™ system to play music data obtained in the following ways: 1) Music imported from an audio CD 2) Music purchased from a music download Web site See below for instructions regarding item 1).
*1 If the slot on the device can handle only standard-size Memory Stick™ media, a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (model number MSAC-M2: a Sony product sold separately) is required. *2 A PC with Windows XP and SonicStage™ version 3.1 or later installed is required.
Where to save music data Create a folder named "PSP" directly on the Memory Stick Duo™, and then create a folder named "MUSIC" in the "PSP" folder. Save music data in the "MUSIC" folder. The PSP™ system will not recognize data items saved anywhere other than in this folder.
Photo Viewing images You can view images saved on a Memory Stick Duo™. Select from the home menu. Insert a Memory Stick Duo™ ( page 34). is displayed. With selected, press the button. Icons for Digital Camera Images, folders and images saved on the Memory Stick Duo™...
Using the control panel You can perform the following operations using the on-screen control panel. Press the button while displaying an image. The control panel is displayed. Control panel Select an icon, and then press the button. Clearing the control panel Press the button or the button.
Icon Description Returns an image that has been zoomed in or Clear Zoom out to its original size Zoom Out Zooms out from the image Zoom In Zooms in on the image Rotates the image 90-degrees Rotate Left counterclockwise Rotate Right Rotates the image 90-degrees clockwise Moves the image to display any obscured parts in cases such as when the image has been...
Displaying image information While displaying an image, select from the control panel, and then press the button. The image status is displayed. Image name Image number/total images Updated Display status Clearing the display Select from the control panel, and then press the button.
Adjusting image size You can change the size of the image displayed on the screen. While displaying the image, select from the control panel, and then press the button. Each time you press the button, the option switches as follows: Displays the image to fit the screen size without changing Normal proportions...
Operating with PSP™ system buttons or the remote control You can operate the PSP™ system without using the control panel by using the system buttons or the remote control. System button Remote control operation operation Play a slideshow Press the start button. Press the u button.
Photo options menu When the Photo options menu is displayed, you can view information about or delete images saved on a Memory Stick Duo™. Select an icon, and then press the button. The options menu is displayed. Icons Options menu Select a menu item, and then press the button.
Sending and receiving images You can transfer images with another PSP™ system using ad hoc mode page 113). The steps for the sender and the receiver are different. Sender Receiver Set up for ad hoc mode. (both sender and receiver) 1 Turn on the WLAN switch on the left side of the PSP™...
Playing slideshows You can set the available images to be displayed in order. Select the icon for a folder or media containing images, and then press the start button. The slideshow begins. The content displayed varies depending on the icon selected.
Using the control panel Press the button during the slideshow. The control panel is displayed. Control panel Select an icon, and then press the button. Clearing the control panel Press the button or the button. List of operations Icon Description Slideshow Switches the information displayed on the screen Options...
Icon Description Play Starts the slideshow Pause Pauses the slideshow Stop Stops the slideshow Repeat Plays the slideshow repeatedly Displaying slideshow options During a slideshow, select from the control panel, and then press the button. Each time you press the button, the option switches as follows: Image name and date of last update are displayed.
System button Remote control operation operation Display the previous image Press the L button. Press the . button. Press the > button. Display the next image Press the R button. Display slideshow options Press the button. Hint Some buttons cannot be operated while the control panel is displayed on the screen. In this case, press the button to clear the control panel.
You can use Memory Stick Duo™ media with a digital still camera that can handle only the standard-size Memory Stick™ by using a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (model number MSAC-M2: a Sony product sold separately). Saving image data items from a PC to a Memory Stick Duo™...
* A Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (model number MSAC-M2: a Sony product sold separately) is required if the slot on the device you are using is able to handle only the standard-size Memory Stick™. Where to save image data Create a folder named "PSP" directly on the Memory Stick Duo™, and then create a folder named "PHOTO"...
Select an icon, and then press the button. Icons displayed under Network You can watch TV or videos by using the wireless networking feature to connect to a LocationFree™ Base Station (a Sony product sold separately). For details, visit LocationFree™ http://www.sony.com/locationfree/ownerslounge/psp Player Note that depending on where you live, the Base Station may not be available for purchase or use.
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Check that you have completed network settings. To connect to the Internet, you must first enter settings and save a connection for infrastructure mode ( page 113). Select under from the home menu, and then press button. The Internet browser starts, and the menu is displayed. Using the up button, select the address bar, and then press button.
Busy icon Once the Web page is displayed, press the button to hide the menu. By pressing the button, you can switch between displaying and hiding the menu. From the menu bar, you can access various features and settings such as "Back" and "Close Page". Hints •...
Using RSS Channel You can add link information to your channel list that will enable your PSP™ system to link to audio content on Web pages that provide RSS-distributed audio content. When connected to the Internet, the system will automatically update the list of audio content that has been added to these pages, and you can then play the new content on your system.
Select "Yes", and then press the button. The channel is added to the channel list. The channel list is saved on Memory Stick Duo™ media. Playing audio content The audio content will be available for streaming playback. You must be connected to the Internet to access and to play audio content.
Quitting RSS Channel Stop playback of the content, and then with the channel list displayed, press the button. Hint The connection to the Internet remains active after quitting RSS Channel. To disconnect, turn off the WLAN switch on the left side of the system. Using RSS Channel...
RSS Channel options menu When the options menu is displayed, you can view information about or delete channels saved on a Memory Stick Duo™. Select an icon, and then press the button. The options menu is displayed. Icons Options menu Select a menu item, and then press the button.
Settings Settings for the PSP™ system You can adjust the settings for the PSP™ system as well as settings for features, such as video, photo and network. Select from the home menu. Icons for various settings are displayed. Select an icon, and then press the button.
Icons displayed under Settings Provides access to updates for the system Network Update software ( page 120) Allows for connection to a PC using a USB USB Connection cable ( page 111) Includes settings for UMD™VIDEO Menu Video Settings Language, Audio Language and Subtitle Language ( page 96) Includes settings for adjusting the slideshow...
Video Settings You can set the UMD™VIDEO language or boost UMD™VIDEO volume. Notice Depending on the UMD™VIDEO, playback conditions may be set in advance by the software developer. In such cases, certain options may not be available, even if you follow the instructions in this manual.
Photo Settings You can set the Slideshow Speed. Fast Displays images at a faster rate Normal Displays images at normal speed Slow Displays images at a slower rate The default setting for the menu item is underlined. Photo Settings...
System Settings You can adjust the settings for and display information about the PSP™ system, or format a Memory Stick Duo™. Nickname The nickname you selected in the initial setup can be changed. Use the on- screen keyboard to enter a new nickname. For details on entering text, see "How to use the keyboard"...
Character Set You can set the character code to be applied to music and other types of files. Usually it is not necessary to adjust this setting. For File Names Sets the character code to be used in music and other file names For Text in Files Sets the character code for text in m3u and other types of files Hint...
Format Memory Stick™ You can format Memory Stick Duo™ media using the system. Follow the on- screen instructions to perform this operation. Notice When you format, all software and data stored on the Memory Stick Duo™ will be deleted and cannot be recovered. Be careful not to accidentally erase important data. Enable WMA Playback The system will connect to the Internet for an activation procedure to enable playback of music data in WMA format.
System Information You can display information about the PSP™ system. MAC Address Displays the MAC address System Software Displays the version of the system software Nickname Displays the nickname About PSP™ (PlayStation Portable) ® Displays trademark and copyright information related to software used by the PSP™...
Theme Settings You can change the theme for the PSP™ system screen or display an image as wallpaper. Theme You can change the background color of the screen. Use the directional buttons to select a background color, and then press the button to complete the setting.
Date & Time Settings You can set the date and time, time zone and daylight saving time for the PSP™ system. Use the directional buttons to select each item, and then press the button to complete the setting. - Set Manually: Allows the user to set the year, month, day, hour, minute and second (and AM/PM setting if using a 12- Date and Time hour time format) manually...
Power Save Settings You can conserve the power of the PSP™ system by setting the system to automatically switch off the backlight or go into sleep mode. Backlight Auto-Off When the system remains idle for a certain period of time, it saves power by automatically turning off the backlight on the LCD screen.
Auto Sleep You can set the system to conserve power by automatically entering sleep mode when it remains idle for a certain period of time. For details on clearing sleep mode, see "Clearing sleep mode" ( page 32). The system does not automatically go into sleep mode. 5 minutes Enters sleep mode after five minutes 10 minutes...
Sound Settings You can turn off the key tone and limit the volume level. AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter System) You can limit the maximum volume. This can help prevent sound escaping from the headphones as well as the possible danger resulting from being unable to hear what is going on around you when wearing headphones.
Security Settings You can adjust settings related to PSP™ system security features. Change Password Changes the 4-digit password. The password is required for the following operations: • To change the "Parental Control Level" or "Internet Browser Start Control" settings • To play a UMD™ that is restricted by the system's Parental Control Level setting •...
Parental Control Level Some UMD™ software have a preset parental control level based on the content. You can set the parental control level on the system to restrict the playback of a UMD™ with a level that is higher than that set on the system. Parental Control Level The parental control level of the system can be either turned off or set to one of 11 different levels.
parental control level :The UMD can be viewed. :The UMD cannot be viewed. Parental control levels on games Most game packaging shows a symbol to indicate the age group that is appropriate to play the game. The symbols correspond to the UMD™ parental control level as shown below: Age group UMD™...
Internet Browser Start Control You can restrict the ability to start the Internet browser. Allows the Internet browser to be started Displays the password entry screen before starting the Internet browser The default setting for the menu item is underlined. Security Settings...
USB Connection You can transfer files from a PC to a Memory Stick Duo™ inserted in the PSP™ system using a commercially available USB cable. Note that files that can be played are limited to file formats supported by the system. Hints •...
Select (USB Connection) under from the home menu, and then press the button. The Memory Stick Duo™ inserted in the system is detected by the PC. Notice Do not format a Memory Stick Duo™ on a PC, as it may no longer be recognized by the PSP™...
Network Settings You can adjust the network settings to allow connection to a wireless local area network (WLAN). There are two WLAN modes. Warning Turn off the WLAN switch when in crowded places, such as in a crowded train. If a person nearby is using a pacemaker, it is possible that the radio waves could affect the pacemaker.
Required items The following items are generally required to set up the system to connect to a network and to perform a network update. • Subscription to an Internet service provider • A network device, such as a DSL or cable modem •...
Select (Network Settings) under from the home menu, and then press the button. Select "Infrastructure Mode", and then press the button. Select "New Connection", and then press the button. Enter a name for the network connection. When you press the button, an on-screen keyboard ( page 123) is displayed, allowing you to enter characters for the name.
Scan Searches for nearby access points and displays the SSIDs Allows the user to enter the SSID using the keyboard. Select this Enter Manually option if you know the SSID of the access point. After you have finished entering your settings, press the right button to go to the next screen.
Select the address setting method. This screen is used to select the settings listed below. Most home networks will allow you to use the settings shown in the "Easy" setup (this is the recommended setup). The following information is automatically set. - IP address settings: Automatic Easy - DNS settings: Automatic...
Check the settings. This screen displays the setting details. Press the left button to return to the previous screens to correct any of the settings, if necessary. After you have finished entering your settings, press the right button to go to the next screen.
• For additional wireless LAN troubleshooting tips, visit our Web site at http://www.us.playstation.com/psp About DNAS Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. uses DNAS (Dynamic Network Authentication System), a proprietary authentication system, to help protect copyright and security in connecting the PSP™ system to a network. DNAS...
Network Update You can update the system software for the PSP™ system using the Network Update feature. For details on updates, see "PSP™ updates" ( page 126). Network update process Connect to the network Connect using a wireless LAN access point. Turn on the WLAN switch on the left side of the PSP™...
Starting a network update You can connect to a network using an access point to download update data. Before starting, check that the battery is charged. You may not be able to start an update if the battery charge level is low. Insert a Memory Stick Duo™...
Connect Connects to an access point Changes the settings of a network connection saved on the Edit system Delete Deletes a network connection Information Displays information about a network connection * For detailed instructions, see "Creating a new network connection" ( page 114).
How to use the keyboard You can use the on-screen keyboard for text entry such as when entering a nickname for the PSP™ system or entering network setting information. Text entry field (displays Function keys Cursor characters as they are entered) Alphabet/symbol keys Input mode display Text entry options...
Keyboard keys Function Displays a diagram showing the system buttons and their usage Switches between upper and lower case Enters a line break Switching input mode The number of input modes available varies depending on the language selected. Every time you press the select button, the input mode switches among the options in the diagram below: Input mode Input mode...
Select JKL5, and then press the button several times until "L" is displayed. Select ABC2, and then press the button several times until "A" is displayed. Select WXYZ9, and then press the button several times until "Y" is displayed. Select Enter, and then press the button.
Additional information PSP™ updates Software updates may include security patches and new or revised settings and features. It is recommended that you always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software. 1 Obtain update data. 2 Use the update data to overwrite the PSP™...
Update using a PC Update using a PC to download update data from the Internet. For detailed instructions, visit http://www.us.playstation.com/psp Update using a UMD™ You can update using a UMD™ that contains update data. Before starting, check that the battery is charged. You may not be able to start an update if the battery charge level is low.
Select , and then press the button. The update begins. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update. Check that the update was successful If the version number of the update is displayed in the "System Software" field under "System Information" ( page 101), the update was successful.
Compatible media The media types listed below can be used on the PSP™ system. Throughout this manual, the term "Memory Stick Duo™" is used to refer to all types of Memory Stick™ media in the table below. Type Logo UMD™ Memory Stick Duo™...
The standard-size Memory Stick™ cannot be used with the system. Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (sold separately) The Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (MSAC-M2: a Sony product sold separately) allows a Memory Stick Duo™ to be used with devices that take a standard-size Memory Stick™.
Files that can be played You can play files of the following types on the PSP™ system: Content File types category MP4 (video codecs for video files that conform to the Memory Video Stick™ video file format are MPEG-4 or AVC) -Memory Stick™...
Specifications Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. PSP™ (PlayStation Portable) system ® 4.3 inches (16:9) full-transparent type, TFT drive LCD screen Approximately 16,770,000 colors displayed Sound Stereo speakers Internal disc drive Read-only UMD™ drive DC IN 5V connector Charging terminals Headset connector IR port...
Battery duration See page 40. Maximum power Approx. 6 W (when charging) consumption Approx. 170 × 74 × 23 mm / 6 ¾ × 3 × 1 in (width × height × External dimensions depth) (excludes largest projection) Weight Approx. 280 g / 10 oz (including battery pack) Operating environment 5°C - 35°C / 41°F - 95°F...
Battery pack Battery type Lithium-ion rechargeable battery Voltage DC 3.6 V Capacity 1800 mAh Contents See page 19. x About the Memory Stick Duo™ • Compatible with MagicGate™ • Supports parallel data transfer (high-speed data transfer). This type of high- speed data transfer can be used only with compatible devices.
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Troubleshooting Go through this section if you experience difficulty in operating the PSP™ system. Should any problem persist, call SCEA Consumer Services at 1-800-345-7669 for assistance. Power, battery and charging issues The power does not turn on. , Check that the battery is charged ( page 39).
The power indicator is on, but the LCD screen is not displayed. , Check that the LCD screen's backlight is not turned off. If it is, press any of the system buttons to turn on the backlight. The battery loses its charge even when the system is turned off. , Because battery power is used even when the system is turned off, it is recommended that you charge the battery frequently.
Sound There is no sound. , Check that the volume is not set to zero. Try raising the volume pages 20, 24). , Check that the mute setting is not on. Press the sound button on the system front to clear the mute setting ( page 36).
Upon starting a UMD™, a message recommending an update is displayed. , Update the system software ( page 126). Memory Stick Duo™ The Memory Stick Duo™ cannot be inserted. , Set the Memory Stick Duo™ in the proper direction when inserting page 34).
Videos do not play. , Depending on the bit rate, certain videos may not be playable on the system. Check that the video files were converted at a bit rate of 768 kbps or lower. The system does not recognize a video data item. , Video data of types that are not compatible with the system will not be recognized ( page 131).
Photo Images do not display. , Depending on the image data size, certain images are not viewable. , If images are edited using a PC, they may not be viewable. The system does not recognize the image data. , Check that the data is saved in the correct folder on the Memory Stick Duo™...
The Web page won't display properly. , Some Web pages may not display properly. Headphones with remote control There is no sound, or the sound quality from the headphones is poor. , Check that the headphones are fully inserted into the system ( page 28).
The system does not function properly. , Static electricity and other similar occurrences may affect the system's operation. Remove the battery pack and AC adaptor, wait for about 30 seconds and then restart the system. When the buttons are pressed, there are no key tones. , Check that the Key Tone feature is turned on ( page 106).
LIMITED WARRANTY Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) warrants to the original purchaser that each of the constituent products of this PSP™ system shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase (the "Warranty Period"). If one or more of the above-...
This warranty is valid only in the United States and Canada. The warranty offered by Sony Computer Entertainment America on your PSP™ system is the same whether or not you register your product.