PSP Memory Stick Problem
*I have a PSP Slim
I put one of my memory sticks in my PSP and when I took it out, it snapped in half. The black piece (cover) of the front half is stuck inside, and the black piece (cover) of the back half and the chip came out.
I tried using a knife, and then tweesers to get it out, but had no success. Can anyone give me advice for this problem?
I've been having random problems with my electronics lately. My iPod was destroyed in the washer, this PSP problem, my DVD player won't work...so it would be great to get the PSP problem fixed.
ive had a similar problem with a fake MiniSD card in a Nokia 6288 mobile phone.. my sister put the darn thing in upside-down, and forced it all the way in.. needless to say it was very difficult to remove, and when i finally did, half of it stayed in the slot didnt it.. anyway, i had also tried tweezers and knives (and all manner of other "poke n prick" type things) and all failed.. all but one..
what i did was take a cheap safety-pin/needle (or whatever other pin you can find similar.. but it must be sharp) and bent the very tip of it (about 0.5mm to 1mm MAX) at a right angle with a pair of pliers or whatever.. then insert the pin into the slot with the bent tip "sideways" and then turn it 90 degrees in between your fingers so that the tip of it it "grabs" (or pokes) the plastic from underneath. you dont need to worry about damaging it because its already snapped off, but you do need to make sure the pin ONLY grabs the MS plastic.. it helps to make sure you have lots of light available so that you can see the internals of the slot as best you can.. perhaps do it outside or under a desk-lamp etc..
NOTE: you may need two bent pins (one on either "end" of the slot) to grip the plastic piece, in order to remove it without the plastic piece turning inside.. that could damage the terminals or spring mechanism inside the MS slot, which we definately dont want to do..
for a memory stick its quite fiddly to remove the "leftover" piece as it is quite a skinny card.. but i used it on a MiniSD card slot so im sure you could also remove the MS half just as easily. just as long as you are careful you should be able to do it..
anyway, i hope that helps
The memory stick broke. The PSP is fine.
i just had a thought... perhaps you can still use the "click in.. click out" spring mechanism of the slot? if the MS "top-half" is complete, then it might not work, on further inspection of my MS's the "notch" is on the lower-half (bottom side) of the MS, meaning theres nothing for the MS to be "grabbed" by..
just push it in as if you were about to remove it normally.. then the spring should "release" it as normal.. sorry if this is pointless but its just a suggestion..
seriously.. try the method i described in my earlier post.. it SHOULD work to remove it..
another option is to remove the faceplate and motherboard, then access the MS board underneath.. that way you can access the piece of plastic through the gap in the "cradle", and be able to use something to lever it out of the slot. however, make sure you know what you are doing, as you dont want to make things worse by wrecking your MS slot.. good luck
I tried all that you said.
use a needle and gently shake yo psp. it worked with me when my fake memory stick's particle was left inside the memory card slot.
I took tweasers and got the black casing out. I put my good memory stick in, and it went in....but the old memory stick's chip is still on the...thing. I took the good stick out and the PSP kept trying to load the chip to the bad one. I messed around with a needle more and....now I can't put the good stick in at all....
if you cant put the good one in, you might have bent a terminal on the PSP MS board.. you would definately be better off opening the PSP to make sure you havent damaged anything inside the slot, and you can also remove any bits left in the slot this way.. the only thing is the memory stick board is on the back side of the motherboard (on the PhatPSP it is anyway) so perhaps you have to almost completely disassemble it, front and back casing have to come off.. i havent fully disassembled a SlimPSP yet so i cant be certain of the MS board location..