My Windows PC never sees Sony PSP USB connection?
Dave, help! My Windows PC does not recognize my new Sony PSP when I plug in the USB cable. Ungood. How do I get the computer to recognize the Sony PSP with the USB cable?
I haven't got one of these Sony units (though at this point I'd think Sony marketing would be sending me a box of 'em as a thank you for all this free tech support!) but, for the USB problem:
Before you plug it in,
Make sure the PSP is in USB connect mode.
Also make sure the Memory Stick PRO Duo has been formatted for PSP. If it's not this is how you do it:
On the main menu, scroll all the way left to the "Settings" menu. Then select "System Settings." Then scroll to "Format Memory Stick" and press X.
This is the PSP forum at Gametrailers -- http://forums.gametrailers.com/ -- which might help.
Also the PSP forum at GameSpot -- http://forums.gamespot.com/ -- should keep you busy!
Thanks to Ed Ellis for his research.
Update: ten months later I can see that this answer isn't actually very helpful. If you're experiencing a connection problem, you probably don't need to reformat your Memory Stick but learn how to work with your USB cable. Please see my article I Can't Get Music to Play on my Sony PSP for much better advice. :-)
Also, a reader reports that he's had good success with a digital camera driver on his Windows 98 system and that by using it, he can indeed work with his Sony PSP again. Cool. I haven't tried it myself, but here's the link: PSP Win98 driver.
Additional useful tutorials:
• How to format your PSP memory stick
• Update your PSP firmware via wifi network
• Update your PSP firmware without a wifi network
• How to get music to play on your PSP
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Reader Comments To Date: 157
the Sony PSP requires a high power USB port, to connect to your PC... this is the same as devices such as the Apple iPod. A high power USB port is typically found as part of your computer's motherboard, on the back of your computer. In some cases, USB ports on the front of your computer are high power, as well.
Additionally, the PSP will not automatically recognize that it is plugged into a USB port. You must put the PSP in USB mode. To do this, go to the main PSP "Home" menu (press the "Home" button if you are currently in a game, and quit that game), scroll all the way to the left, then up to the "USB Connection" icon. press "X" to put your PSP into USB mode. WHen you're done, press "O" to take your PSP out of USB mode.
If you have plugged your PSP into all of the USB ports on your computer, and are still not having any luck, you can purchase a high power USB hub from any electronics store (Fry's, Circuit City, Best Buy, etc.) for around $30.
Hi my windows 98 se pc is seeing the psp as a device but tells me the drivers are not installed, when i let windows search for them it does not find them, also when i browse for them under program files it still does not find them.
I am told that the file i need is a INI file but in the datel file folder none exist ????
Did you ever work for a company called S.B.F ??
Hi Scott. Sorry to hear of your hassles, but as far as I know, there are no correct PSP drivers for Windows 98. If I'm wrong, I'd love to have someone post a link on this discussion pointing to a download site for a clean, safe, virus-free, spyware-free driver!
My Windows XP PC (notebook) does not recognize my new Sony PSP, too. My second table windows PC works fine. The notebook says, that has no drivers. Both are standars windows xp installation. Where can be problem?
For Windows 98, you have to install a standard Flash Disk driver. Do a Google search for Win98Driver.exe.
-- L. James
L. D. James
My Sony PSP can't recognise when a USB cable is connected. I've plugged in the cable and PC but when I select the USB mode option, it comes up with the message CONNECT A USB CABLE, evn though the cable is clearly connected. It worked OK a few days ago and the cable and PC work fine with my friend's PSP. I'm asuming that my USB port is damaged but I wondered if there's sopmething else I've overlooked.
when i connect my psp my computer keeps says unknown device not recognized.
what can i do about this can some plz email me about some thing i should do?
With regards to not having the drivers and the device being detected as malfunctioning in windows, I've found that the problem is strangely enough fixed by plugging it in through a "high powered USB hub" as per above. Windows can then suddenly access the device just fine. But connecting it directly to the motherboard even fails, weird.... (to a Dell Inspiron 1100).
with my PSP, i've found that no matter what USB port it's in, it won't load correctly unless it's plugged into the power.
if anyone is wondering, i'm running winXP pro SP2
I had the same problem as some of the above. I am running Windows XP Pro SP2 and in the past my PSP was recognized. I started using a new USB Hub today and it got really screwy. I got the driver not found message and Windows recognized the PSP as an unknon device. I have found that if you connect the cable to the PSP, but not the computer then turn on USB Mode, then connect it to the computer, Windows recognizes the drive. It was weird that this would make a difference, but for me it worked. Hope this helped.
Thank you for this wonderful information! I just got a new PSP and I am not the type to sit down and read a handbook so I'm glad this webpage is here.
I just bought a psp for myself and I also bought Datel's Max Media Manager in order to transfer mp3's onto my psp. I have connected a usb cable to the computer and psp both and have put the psp into usb mode and windows 98 still won't recognize my psp and I have no idea of what to do. Any suggestions?
What Rapt0r9 explained absolutely works. Plugging the usb cable into the psp with the usb function on before plugging it to the computer port works just fine for me, when doing the opposite did not. Thanks!
P.S., Dave? Your answer didn't help at all.
You're right, Eric. This was an answer I wrote before I owned a PSP. Now that I have one, I can see that this missed the boat, so I just added a pointer to a better answer to this same basic question. Ah well... :-)
My pc says the drivers for this device are not installed.
when you have downloaded such a driver eg. Win98Driver.exe. how do you make it work.
I just got my psp and have bought a usb cable from joytech (tech pack w/memory for psp). I connect the usb to my psp and computer and put my psp on USB mode but my computer says there is an unknown file in each of my 4 ports! I've done everything youve said in this sight and nothing positive came out. I'm pretty sure my ports are fast enough (Dell Inspiron 6000). PLZ HELP!
Are you running Windows XP? Have you checked for viruses lately?
Its me again. Sorry, I forgot to tell u that i do have an XP and have no viruses on my computer.
I also forgot to tell u tht i have 2 computers. I tried to connect the usb cable to both the computers but it always says tht there is an unknown device (Both computers are running Windows XP). It's really weird and im really confused. Any suggestions?
PS: sorry for the constant mail. I keep on forgetting to write all the important details.
I encountered this same issue today after having used my PSP for several months without issue. Because of the sudden introduction of the problem, I was able to take some simple troubleshooting measures and identified the problem as follows. I cannot guarantee that this is the case for all, but I suspect that it should be included for consideration for most.
The PSP attempts to doc itself on the next available drive letter. Only problem is that the driver appears not to understand that virtual drive mappings are just as solid as physical drive mappings. For example, if you have C:, D: and E: drives dedicated to physical disk drives, then the PSP will attempt to load itself as drive F:, however if F: is already dedicated to a virtual mapping, the PSP will not show up. As soon as I removed the virtual mapping, I was back in business. Hope this helps.
I tried to do what Joss said but I wasn't quite sure how to do it. I tried to figure out a way to remove virtual mapping, but had no idea how to do that. Could you please explain to me how to do that. That could resolve my psp's usb problem.
whenever i install my usb cord the menu says "unknown devise". Ive had this problem for quite a while. No one has helped. Please help me!
hi my name is Sean,i formatted my psp,i connected my usb cable,i scrolde down to usb connection an pressd x an, and my computer still does not see it.can u please help me?
hello, i own a psp and have windows 98 and can connect my psp to my comp with the usb cord. Win 98 does not have a flash memory driver dave(duh!)so you simply download one for maybe a thumb drive or a digital camera ad your rolling. p.s. dave doesent know what he's talking about you can use the psp with any usb port of any speed or power.
Ah, a great example of the problem of blog entries living forever, even as the technology changes and even as new, better entries are added. Jayman, I didn't say that you could only use a specific speed of USB port, but it is true that the PSP is a USB 2.0 compliant device so your PC will likely complain if you plug it into an older USB 1 port. You can, of course, safely ignore that and proceed.
However, the issue of whether the port needs to have "high" power or not is an interesting one. I have plugged my PSP into some ports just to get an error that indicates it wants to be plugged into the ports directly on the PC or Mac, so it's interesting that you seem to have difference experience. Perhaps your keyboard or other USB splitter is powered and you don't realize it?
Finally, again, please pop back up to the article here and note that I have a bunch of links to newer, far more useful and valuable articles for people seeking assistance with their PSP. Thousands of people come to this site every day looking for Sony PSP help and just about everyone seems to find it. :-)
ok well first thing first.
I did everything i could think of to get this right and only one thing worked
i did all the basics, i suggest you check this first: format memory stick in psp, connect via usb mode, have 2.00+ update.
Now if you did all of that and you get an error of "device malfunctioned" / "device not recognized" / "cannot copy file: bad filename or path" REPLACE THE USB CABLE WITH A NEW ONE.
i bought a cheap usb cable for 5$ thinking it would get the job done and it had a faulty connection i guess.
i connected a good usb cable and windows did its plug n play thing and it worked beautifully.
you should get a message or two saying "PSP type A found" (something like that) / "your new device is ready to be used"
after that there should be a removable drive in my computer that can accept files without errors and such.
if you have anymore problems i dont know what to tell you.
you must have windows xp, and if you already have it there is no need to mess around with your bios or drivers as i've heard floating around here. messing with your bios can leave you with a paper wieght computer and drivers are almost as bad as the registry to work with. cover the basics and it should work fine.
THANK YOU Rapt0r9!!! It worked!!! That seems like such a stupid little step but that's all there is to it! (I have WindowsXP)
connect the cable to the PSP, but not the computer then turn on USB Mode, then connect it to the computer, Windows recognizes the drive.
Dave, how come if i save a higher quality vid/music recording, it does NOT play clearly on my psp? It's like there is voice overrun. If i just use the lower quality image/sound, it comes out better?
I had this very same problem. I am on Windows XP and my PSP would never be found in My Computer but it recognized it in device manager. I fixed it by going to the Device Manager, and if you were in the same boat as I was you'll see Generic Volume in the Storage volumes catagory. Right click Generic Volume and choose 'Scan for Hardware Changes' - as soon as I did that, I saw the PSP in My Compyter. Hope this is helpful!
yes. well ive tried all the things you said above and my computer says it doesnt recognize the usb device when i connect it to my computer. ive tried looking for drivers and everything. idk what to do. i have a gateway media center ocmputer with xp home edition running on it.
could u please assist me?
i don't have a windows XP, i have windows millienieum and when i plug in my USB cable to the port and when i go tho windows media player to transfer my music, all it says is that there are no devices plugged in. it seems as though my PSP recongnizes it but my computer doesn't. how can i get my computer to recognize my PSP?
ok i don't know if my last post got deleted or w/e.
Im trying to help people who have this problem.
I just fixed mine heres what i did..
Install a Program called Alchohol120% reboot your computer and the psp will work. thats all.
Hey, I Have windows milleninm edition and I plug in the USB cable in both parts, the computer and the PSP and my PSP still say's plug in USB cable,I just did!!!!!!!!!!
Ok everyone. If you plug your psp in and select usb mode on ur psp and your computer doesn't do anything this should help a bit. If you have played around with your drivers with daemon tools or something and your computer can't recognise your psp, try these steps to uninstall the driver and reinstall it (WARNING: I AM USING A TOSHIBA LAPTOP NOTEBOOK WHICH IS WITH MY SCHOOL NETWORK):
1. Click start, then control pannel.
2. Select "System" and then click hardware, and in the hardware catergory select Device Manager.
3. A new window will open. Double-click Disk Drives, fourth from the top.
4. Make sure you have your psp in and connected and everything. Then double click on the Sony PSP USB device.
5. Select "Driver" from the tabs at the top and the botom link thing should say, UNINSTALL. Ignore the warning message and click ok.
6. Take ur PSP out and disconnect it etc. Then Put the PSP back into your computer and it should say found new hardware etc. now it should work.
REMEMBER I AM USING A LAPTOP!!
Joss was right but didn't reply to anyone on how to change the virtual drive. You can change the PSP drive let in Disk Management for XP/XP Professional users.
This was a whole lot of chatting to solve something this easy!
whenever i download any files they automatically try to open with windows media player. i tried to unzip the driver for the psp thing but it keeps opening up in media player. any ideas on how to correct this? thanks
i just got a psp, i have windows XP, i connect the USB TO MY PSP AND COMPUTER THE PSP SAY'S,USB MODE MY COMPUTER FOUND HARDWARE THE ONLY BROPLEM IS I CANT FIND ANY FIELS IT SAY Sony PSP USB Device BUT I CANT FIND IT ANYWARE,THIS IS WIERD CAN SOME ONE TELL ME WHAT THE F**K IS GOING ON
I'M HAPPY THAT I GOT A PSP BUT I'M GETING ANGRY
I'M ABOUT TO BRAKE'T
when i plug my psp in to the computer with a usb cable it says that windows could not recognise(sp?) the device. can somebody please help
Ive done everything u guys said!! And it still appears the message "USB Device not recognized"!!! HELP PLEASE
psp driver at email@example.com
Hi, my computer has recongnised my PSP system and i have copied music (media player format) to the MUSIC folder. Problem is, it says 'WMA playback is not enabled'. What does this mean, when i open the system setting and enable WMA playback section on the PSP it trys to connect to the internet but never works....
Anyone know what to do?
Just aquirred a PSP and usb cable. Tried attaching it to my PC but as soon as I go to USB settings on PSP, the PC freezes. I have to switch off the PC and reboot. It hasn't got anything to do with both USB ports already being assigned to other hardware?
i'm having a problem with my psp not showing up in anything. when i plug my psp in, windows usually comes up with an options window like: play music with/play video with, copy music, copy video, and open folder and some other stuff i think.
recently, when i connect, the options window doesn't open, i check my computer and the drive isn't there, i check device manager under disk drives and its not there either. please help
hi i am stupid and i deleted some .txt documents from my psp in the kd folder ..... my psp turns on now but shows nothing is there any way to get back into it and put the .txt files that i have backed up on my computer back to there spot?
this is nightmare for me ok here we go i have windows xp, i connect my psp and it says found new hardware and i wait a couple of seconds and it then says hardware has been installed and is ready to be used, so i look in my computer and there is no removable disk drive. I have also tried the digital camera driver but once i have gone through the setup etc. where does it appear?
If anyone can help i will appreciate it.
P.S i also tried to see if i could uninstall the drive but its not in the list
Actually a lot of times, it seems to be just the usb cable. I tried using my nice looking usb cable and can see the removable drive on my computer but cannot view any files. Then I switched to the cheezy looking usb cable that came with my generic usb card reader and it works great. I can see the files now.
Try using a different usb cable.
in my dell labtop the USB connection is not reading,which have office xp .
if your computer wont read your psp just go to your device manager.Turn on your psp and go into usb mode. connect your usb cable. look for USB MASS STORAGE DEVICE or whatever your psp shows up as. right-click your USB MASS STORAGE DEVICE and choose properties. uninstall your drivers and disconnect your psp. reconnect your psp and go back into usb mode. this will reinstall your psp drivers. Go into my computer and your psp should be there! it should work for most of you.
ok my problem is i connect my psp to my computer but nothing happens. on te psp it says usb mode but on my computer nothing happens no new device found, nothing in the device manager it dosent do anything as if i never connected my psp to my pc and i tried every solution that was posted here non worked so can anyone plz plz plz help me i have a compaq presario c300 notebook with windows xp professional sp2 my psp version is 3.10
My Windows PC does not recognize my new Sony PSP when I plug in the USB cable. It worked OK a few days ago.
SIMPLE SOLUTION: Connect the cable to the PSP, but not the computer!!. Then turn on USB Mode, then connect it to the computer, Windows recognizes the drive. That´s all
hello. when i plug my psp,camera,etc. into my computer, the little pop-up thing that prompts you to pick a choice doesn't come up. is there a way i can get it back up?
On Max Media Manager It wont detect my PSP I dont know what to do
this answer helped me a while back and I cant get it now because it isnt here but i cant get my pc to see my psp and it is connected. Another site ttold me to format my memory stick and i didnow all my stuff is gone i just need to know how to get my cpu to see tht my psp is connected PLZZ HELPME !!!!!!!!!!
ok.. when i plug in my psp via usb, it says device malfuntunctioned and it says device not reconized.. and then one time after repeatedly trying to get it to work, and trouble shoot failed, it reconized it then wouldnt let me click on it.. and now its not working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! help me please!!
First of when i connect the usb connection the folder that says removable disk isn't there and secondly when it was there i erased the other folder that says psp that appears after you put removable disk,PLEASE HELP ME WITH MY PROBLEM!!!!!
when i connect the usb cable the removable disk folder isn't there and to mix it up when i did have the removable disk folder i erased the psp folder by mistake SO PLEASE HELP ME!!!
REBOOT YOUR COMPUTER;
DISABLE USB 2.0 SUPPORT;
RESTART YOUR COMPUTER;
CONECT THE PSP TO THE COMPUTER;
ENTER THE USB MODE(ON PSP);
END, ITS WORKING.
WELL, IT WORKED TO ME!!!
I just bought a PSP recently because of a new tennis game coming out soon. There is a demo available, and I'd love to be able to try it...except I can't get my PSP and usb cable to work together. When I plug them all in, the computer said found new hardware, then said it was installed and I opened My computer to see a removable disk(E:) pop up....so I click it and then it said please insert disk. Did I do something wrong?? It wont let me open the folder even though im all connected...help!!
i plug my psp in to the computer and it works fine then when i go to get the files up i keeps of saying plug in hard drive
what do do
I hope someone can help me out here.
I have three psp's and i was having trouble getting AR for psp to recognize one of them.
I've tried everything.
I've been able to narrow it done to xp is loading the wrong driver. It should be loading the Sony PSP Usb device driver but its not, its loading a USB device driver. I can still see the psp in windows explorer, its just AR doesn't see the device as a psp. I've done it all too to no avail.
Different mem cards, cords, reinstalling drivers but she always loads the same Usb driver. I've even reflashed twice from 3.40 to 1.5 and back.
Can someone help me out?
hi ok i just bought a psp and MAX MEDIA MANAGER PRO i connect the usb cable to the psp i go to usb connection and the psp says usb mode but the computer says a unknown device attached and i dont know what to do i got windows xp can someone please help.
Hey, a few months ago I searched for hours and hours looking for a PSP driver for Windows 98, then I uploaded it to Rapidshare.com for everyone here to download.
ut where the hell is my post? It's disappeared.
Now I need it because I reinstalled Windows 98 on my old PC and I'm not sure if I saved it anywhere apart from Rapidshare.
Please Dave, find my post with that link (posted by me, Wario) and alot of people will be happy...
Hi i have a PSP, i formated it, and now it says no drivers installed for this device, what do i do?
hi, i just bought the new star wars edition psp as with a USB cable. my problem is that when i go to put the PSP in USB mode, it says connect USB. so i connect the cable and on my computer it says there is a malfunction on the device connected to the USB. after that, on the PSP it says to turn the USB charge off. i do and it still says there is a malfunction. what do i do?
yea i got a psp also and it detects it but says its not recognized i did everything i could possibly do that was supposed here, everything , still doesnt seem to work... :( kinda depressing
this doesnt work every time i tried to connect it but it says a connection error
when i plug in my psp it does not show up on my Windows XP Home edition and wen i goto click the usb icon it looks like it frose then my psp turns off what do i do???????????????? if u have any suggestions contact my email firstname.lastname@example.org
BLOW INTO UR USB AND UR PSP connection. THis reminds me of the old nintento games but hey it worked.
Ok, i was having the"Device not recognized" problem aswell but after reading steve's reply about using a different cord i went ahead and tried that first. (i was using a basic cord i got with it from Joytech so i just found some cheap generic walmart one i already had), plugged it in and a few seconds later it was working.
i put it into the usb port and note happends i put it on usb mode and stuff ... on my dads laptop it works its the new laptop thats out ... can you help ??
my pc can only read 990kb of my psp 4gb memory card
I did everything to setup the connection...
Everything seemd to be alright but in the final when it says the setup was succesful and can be use i went on my computer and i dindn't see anything about PSP...plz help....my psp it at 3.30 and i have a Soby Vaio with Vista....HELP !!!!
i already have a psp but my mom knocked it down the memory stick flew out then she didnt know wat it was so she drew it away den i got it, wet dried it up the psp read it but the computer does not reconize it PLZ HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
my psp says please wait when ever i plug the usb cord in and i wait forever and still says it an hour later
hello I just got a PSP from one of my friends and I went to the USB place it said to plug it in and i did but it keeps saying Please Wait...
I AM SO ANGRY
I want to smash this thing and all those solutions to peoples were all about the computer not recognizing it, but my problem is it wont even load on my PSP!
I would like some help
i just got a laptop that has windos vista and every time i plug my psp in to it it says not reckanized (i now i cant spell)im not sure how to fix that??????????help me
My PC detects my PSP but when you browse the removable disk drive a different menu with different folders appears. There is no ISO folder, the usual menu when your pc detects your PSP does not appear but instead folders with different file names appears. I deleted this menus and when I restarted my PSP it does not open blank screen no voice! Did I broke my PSP?What Should I do? Thank you very much....
okay i have a problem with my psp usb too it says please wait when i plug it in so i wait.......still nothing.i have tryed every thing wat should i do? and yes i have usb 2.0 and my ms is real. i think its my psp cuz i tryed several computers and several usb cables also
Help!!! i have the same problem -- i plug in my psp but it just tells me to keep waiting... waited over an hour and still nothing. tried all the different usb slots on my laptop and still nothing. and my usb cable is fine. tried using it for other things and it works. also when i unplugged the usb cable to move it to a different usb slot, my psp said to plug it into a usb port then asks me to wait then nothing again!!1 its so frustrating! pls help
anyone who knows how to fix it please email me at email@example.com
At first on my psp when i went to usb connection it would say usb mode. After I updated my psp to 3.52 software it won't come up anymore. So i can't download music now
Can you please assist me?
I Got That Same Problem But I Upgraded To 3.80
I've tried many of the suggestions I've seen on here to try and fix my PSP's USB connection problem, but nothing seems to work at all... It's probably my computer, though. It doesn't recognize a lot of different devices I have. :(
I'm not sure what to do...it saddens me that I am unable to put new music onto my PSP. It only connected to the computer ONE time.
i had thesame problem as everyone else.
as soon as i changed my usb cable it worked. i now use the usb cable that i got with my ps3, the one used to charge the controller.(i'm running windows xp)
WHEN EVER I CONNECT MY PSP TO MY PC
NOTHING HAPPENS.WHAT SHALL I DO
i have the problem that the usb connector worked before fine but now it doesnt.i use my ps3s charger cable.it says unknown device on computer and on psp it says please wait.i use windows vista home premium and this article did not help yet.is this a hardware failure?no,because my game memory is still there until 5mins ago when i formatted psp.all im goin to say is HELP!HELP!HELP!
do you know why my computer is not responding to the sont psp. i plug in the cable pres USB connection and it shows ,,Plug ina USB cable"
Is there a special trick to connect PSP on windows Vista???
were can i get a free drive download for my psp?
dave, whenever i transfer a large file (iso) from my pc to my psp my psp freezes and it flashes a "please wait" message on its screen then the transfer is terminated..my psp is slim ver 4.01 m33..
when i plug my psp in the computer my psp said " PLEASE WAIT..." WHAT DO I DO...
hey dave..... can u pls help me??? pls i really need it immediately how do i put this things back i kinda change it cuz i thought it was no use but what happen was my psp don't show anything on it's screen just a light.......... the files were......the RESOURCE,MODULE,AND FONT.........pls help me........ i really need it and i don't want my parents to know about it.....i really need it.....i ment REALLY!REALLY!REALLY!REALLY!REALLY!. NEED IT!!!!! PLS HELP ME.....
when i plug my psp with the usb my computer says usb device not recognized what do i do some1 please help me ?????????????????????????????????????
Thanks mate helped alot:)
How can I get my psp to plug into the computer so I cn download a awsome game?AWNSER RIGHT AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
USB FREAKEN PORT TO FREAKIN SMALLLLLLLLLLLLL DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i need some help ok i got a widows 98 ok soi go to i go to put my usb in my computer ok i got it all set up i go to the connection it say "if thehost dise nit detect the connected settings go to settings system settings and set usb recharge to off setting to off may allow the system to be detected that all it say ok i cant do nothing for it ok send me a messenger on yahoo firstname.lastname@example.org
when i turned on my psp in few seconds the power is off and no view on screen?
When i plug my psp into my computer using a USB cable nothing happens. It just says "please wait..." and thats it. and i have went into the USB Connection on settings tried turning them off and on. I have the PSP 3000 by the way
Dave, i got a problem.
i format my psp and every folder in my psp is gone.
now when i use the usb connection and other setting systems but it woundn't work.
It would appear that my problems were fixed after a little experimenting, because i can use my PSP USB cable but only after following very specific instructions. FIRST put the PSP in usb cable mode, do not have the usb cable itself inside the psp or PC at the time. SECOND plug the end of the USB cable that gos into your PSP first, THEN the USB cable into the PC. OTHERS My psp USB cable is over sensitive, and the tiniest movement can reset the entire process. put all things on a hard flat surface and do not budge the psp once plugged into the pc. NOTE i am using a MAC OS X, but i used my windows laptop running XP on it in the same manner and it still worked. once i hard to hard reset (remove all power cords, batteries etc.) from the PC/laptop and try again after moving my psp once to many times connecting it. this hasnt happened again yet. ALSO MAKE SURE you do not have the psp charging off of the USB cable, or have it plugged into the charger. IT SHOULD IN NO WAY BE CHARGING PERIOD.
where can i get the computer hookup?
I have a windows Xp version 2002. When I turn on my PSP and go into USB mode. Windows detect my psp as removable disk but when i go into that i find that strange files appear on my PSP.. Neither i can copy from that nor i could store into that.. Please help me with this problem.....
My USB cable comes wif a charger, and when i plugged the cable to the computer while the PSP is in USB mode, the screen on the PSP shows "Plese Wait" but nothing is detected on the computer. The charging light is orange though... so wat should i do?
i just recently downloaded the Media Manager for the psp from the Playstation website. (By the way, i did it for free) so the dwnload worked but in order to turn the on software, I have to plug my psp. But my vista dosen't recognize it.
Hi, Is there any way I can connect a telstra 3G wireless modem (any type) to a PSP via any means whatsoever (some sort of conversion hardware) to browse the web other than a wireless hotspot..??
could you give me a usb cable for my psp
OY DAVE MY MAN I have a dell inspiron|1501, YES?
and I have a psp 3000 i plug my psp in USB THINGY my PSP SAYS USB MODE but when i go to my computer it's not there.... WERE IS IT??? PLEASE I NEED HELP!!!!!!
P.S. THANKS IN ADVANCED DAVE!!!!
Please tell me how to connect more than one digital camera to my PC system via UBS. When I did, the system recocnizes only one of them althogh they have different names or addresse
when I plug my psp(2000) into the pc, it tells me the device is trying to charge and using to much energy, so I should un plug and reset it. Someone told me to put it back on original system settings but that didn't help at all. Please help me.
Help please sorry if someone already
answered this question but whenever
i connect my PSP with my Cable go on
USB mode and connect it to every USB
port but, it doesn't work it just says
connect a USB cable. So I yell at my
PSP for being stupid and ground it.
But, I really want it to work help
my Sony PSP just says CONNECT A USB CABLE
it doesnt connect
i did evrything u said but still doesnt works
thanks. this worked perfectly.
the screen on my psp is broken. is there a way to set up a usb connection\format the mem card w\out going through the psp, or get step by step (button by button) dir to go through the psp?
Im trying to put some files on my PSP (PSP-2000) but my laptop (using Vista) doesnt read my PSP. And if it does, then it doesnt allow me to put files on the psp. It starts to copy the files and then all of a sudden stops. Any help would be much appriciated...thx.
had same problem, tried another usb cable and worked perfectly.
hi, I cant conecct my psp to my pc, I have done what you recomended, I formated my memory stick and I turned off usb charge, but still get the following message: driver malfunction and not recognized. Please help me
I can't find where is the option for usb charge in settings-system settings..... i need to charge my psp with an usb cable, what to do?
it became afew days since igot my psp the usb port is damaged how to protect it
Hi? My "USB/charger" to my PSP GO isn't working I spilled a little jucie on to the charger part and now it wont do anything. I tryed cleaning it the best way I could. Do you think I can get it fix or do you think i have to buy another?
HI Dave, Thanks for this site. This is indeed very helpful if only every visitor will reads and understood first. To all, When connecting anything be sure to check your connections in PC or in PSP first prior getting mad or frustrated. Things might work. Be sure to check your cables for any dirts or wear. You'll be surprise it will work for everybody. Also be thankful to the site owner for evrything you will be learning here. I have read somebody using or blowing on the ends of eachs cable. a simple alcohol and cotton swab will do the cleaning. Good day to all. Thanks a million Dave.
i have windows xp and psp 2002... i use usb connection nothing appears on my pc... my psp only shows please wait... i turned off usb charge as well... any help?
When I install my USB2.0 adapter even though the internet is working properly however it gives me a Wireless Network connection 4; Not connected Firewalled sign what does this mean and how do I repair it?
I hade the problem USB Device not recognized on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and after a long search that leaded to a ZERO RESULT I deciced to try something else so what I did was while my psp is on flip it over detach the batery cover and remove the battery for 30 seconds insert the battery and flap and start up my ps and whala my windows found the device and installed it and now I can access my psp.
Just unplug your usb cable and plug it firmly back is as this can allso result in your device not been reqonised by your OS.
Allso check something else if your psp is not been recognized check if your psp detect any access points as mine detected it but couldnt assign any IP Addrsses.
How do I transfer or move files photos from my old pc w/ windows 98se to my new laptop w/ windows 7 home premium?Can it be done? If so whats the cheapest way to accomplish this?Please help....Thanks lexus2320.
ok so i figured it out for all of you windows vista/7 users!
1. open start menue and in search type view devices/printers
2. after opening devices and printers look for psp type a or b or c or whatever model u have.
3. click it then properties then hardware then update drivers! it worked for me hope this helps
Try Using the ps3 if you have one or your laptop is broke dude !
I connect my psp through the usb cable then i plugged the usb cable into the computer then it only shows (HARD DISK G:)then i clicked it then there is no folder or files inside that... WHAT TO DO?!?!?!?! i need it
i piud in my psp to my pc but nothing came up what do i do?
Guys Rapt0r9 is right plug the usb cable in the psp first and go to usb connection then plug it in the computer I try it the first time didn't work but I shutdown my computer and turn off my psp then it worked.
It only worked temporarily screw it I'm going to get buy another one.
I had bought a PSP.. but now when i connect it to my pc with my USB wire the PSP saya''Please wait...'' But i got 2 know that you all should not connect your PSP with USB wire.. u all should put your MEMORY CARD in the memory card adapter that is in your PC... n if u dont have it then SORRY :)
the dpad on my psp keeps cragging to the left i cant do anything except play final fantasy dissidiea....it goes all the way over to settings and wont move...its not stuck down because i can still hit the right one and it will move but then go back to settings in a milli second...how do i fix this please
I cut the file in my PSP using my PC. But when I turn on my psp it appears a black screen and then the power was automatically turned off after 10 or more seconds.I try to open my psp in my PC so that I can paste back the file(i think the program file of psp) but I cant open anymore my psp to my PC. My PC cant read anymore my psp.How I can I open again my psp in my PC? Please help me. Thanks in advance and God Bless.
USB Cable error occurs in case if you are using a fake USB cable.In some PC fake one works but if not then you have to buy a original one
As everyone else here, I have searched for two days trying to figure out how to get my pc to recognize my PSP. And I finally got it. I was using a cheap USB cord & then remembered I had a USB cord that I use to connect my digital camera to the computer. When I used that USB cord my PC automatically recognized the PSP. YAY!!! So simple, yet took me so long to figure out.
Is it possible to instal the psp processer to a computer as a external processor
I have psp-3000 and laptop(window vista)...It does connect with sony usb cable but when I look at My Computer.. It called Removable Disk (F:) when I click it.. it only shows only shortcut folder with no data in it and I don't even have my game in it...when I click the shortcut..it says something like delete this shortcut... can someone help me?
i used to help my friend's psp also have same problem. What i do is, to update the firmware first. U have to go to home > network update, then lets the PSP search and download the update. after the download process is successful, u have to install it. follow the instruction given. after it has been installed, reboot the psp and u are done. u can know see what inside ur memory card
my PSP USB connection wont work at all like it doesnt even have the software for the usb
does psp 3000 work with "Rocketfish" usb cables?
HI, the 'plug the cord into psp, turn on usb connection and then connect to pc' worked for me as well on xp sp2.
Actually, all you need to do is go to system settings on the PSP and make sure Auto USB connect is turned on and make sure the PSP is turned on when you connect it to your pc.
I'm having a problem connecting my PSP system to my netbook and I can get to the "Please wait..." message, but it doesn't connect after this point. I have USB charge off, and it doesn't help.
i have windows 7 ultimate and if i put my sd card reader it does not connects but where as in other computers it works properly what is the reason .can u plz give me as soon as possible.plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
i formatted my psp memory stick, and it still doesnt connect to my computer to where the box pops up... i am so angry because the format wiped out all my saved data on games (which i dont like so i dont care), my demos (which i do care about) and my pictures and stuff like that.
i too get same problems
when i connect my psp my computer keeps says unknown device not recognized.
what can i do about this can some plz email me about some thing i should do?
pleeease help i have the same problem as prakash i tried all the stuff in this list but none of it works and its out dated my i have the 3000 version and i have a compaq presario CQ70-120OUS Note book PC with windows vista pleeease help
when ever i plug in my psp it says devise not recognized PLEASE HELP!!!!!!! i tried to updated the drivers but it says i already have them updated nd it saays its an unknown device ill keep tryin somethin new but help
I FOUND THE PROBLEM BUT NOT THE SOLUTION to who ever has the same problem as me , the usb mass storage device for windows xp home premium stopped working , if you find the answer to the problem please tell me
its just a little help but at lest you know the problem
YESSSSS I FOUND THE ANSWER JUST USE A DIFERENT USB CORD
VUSE not recognizing the PSP ?
here the solution:
Step 1 : Plug in your PSP, when it pops up with the auto run press "View files and folders" or some thing to that effect to bring up the files in your Explorer
Step 2 : Create a new folder named "Video"
Step 3 : Restart Vuze. Your PSP should now be viewable in Vuze under devices as long as Devices is "ON"
*Dont forget to install the vuse transcoder plugin
I got my psp 3000 for my birthday last year and to this day i have not gotten it to work. iv'e been everywhere online, tried everything and nothings working. I plugged USB cord into psp and in to my laptop and turned on USB connection and tried formatting memory stick and it still wont work. I downloaded MAX MEDIA MANAGER and yet, it doesn't work. Please, I need help.
can't recognise when a USB cable is connected. I've plugged in the cable and PC but when I select the USB mode option, it comes up with the message CONNECT A USB CABLE, evn though the cable is clearly connected,
it not working man my pc is showing device not recognized
I do have a lot to say, and questions of my own for that matter, but first I'd like to say thank you, Dave, for all your helpful information by
buying you a cup of coffee!||
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