Ok, I've noticed A LOT of questions that from time to time gets repeated. I also have some minor tips that are useful. Now these ARE NOT all my ideas but most of them are and I will give credit where credit is due. I'm hoping to fill this thread up with ALL types of problems or tips.
P. I have dust on my LCD screen how can i remove it
S. The best solution for this is to get compressed air. A lint free cloth works too but not as well as compressed air would be.
P. When I start devhook it keeps going to the blue corrupt screen and when I press circle it just repeats the same process.
S. This probably happen because you restored default settings. All you have to do is go into your dh folder, then flash1, then look for the system.ireg and system.dreg folders and replace them if they aren't deleted already.
P. I have a custom font on devhook and now my internet browser wont work.
S. This is because if you want to change fonts then you must not rename or delete any in the font folder (except for the ltn0 font) You must add them instead and then rename it to ltn0
P. I just dropped my psp into water! What do i do?
S. It depends on how long it stood in the water. If it fell and you took it out immediately then you have a great chance of saving you're psp. Just don't plug in anything and don't turn it on! You can open it and blow dry the inside. (not directly on the psp) or if you don't feel safe opening you're psp then you can let it dry for about a good day and then when you think its been long enough turn it on. Now on the other hand if it feel and you didn't take it out until about 20 seconds then you're probably screwed I would suggest not touching that bad boy for a week in a half.
P. One of my buttons aren't working. I have to press it really hard for it to work.
S. Now for this you have to open you're psp. You just have to dust around that part. It works every time and requires no effort. You just have to move it around. It will work.
P. I have just flashed a background but now their are white boxes on all my homebrew icons.
S. Well this is because the background you flashed is a bit to big in size. You gotta make it a bit smaller. Don't think it is because the app you are using isn't good. This is the same for all Apps that flash backgrounds.
P. I tried upgrading my 1.5 but it isn't working. It keeps saying Data corrupt. Cannot start update.
S. for this all you have to do is upgrade to 2.0 first and then go about what ever other firmware you want to upgrade too.
P. My analog nub is messed up. It wont go back to the middle and its hard to move.
S. This usually happens if you had a larger analog on the psp, for instance the ps2 one. Now all you have to do is move the analog stick around with force. Believe it or not it works. Worked for me and my friend.
P: I used Harleyg's custom firmware with devhook and booted in to 2.71. Now when I turn my psp off it only loads 2.71. Is it bricked and can I load it back in to 1.50?
S: Turn off your psp and make sure the WiFi switch is in the UP position and hold the L shoulder button while rebooting your psp
P. I have a stripped screw! how do i remove it?
S. Now for some reason this actually works! Take a skinny flathead and keep on twisting it to the left. No matter how much it seems like it isn't working keep trying. This worked for me before. Also try experimenting with different small sized flathead's.
P. I can't get on some websites on my psp. It keeps saying bad request.
S. Well, this usually happens with Myspace. All you have to do is restore default setting.
P. My umd is messed up. The outer plastic that has UMD universal media disc on it keeps bending in on the top.
S. Now I highly suggest this because the umd can get worse and worse may even mess up the umd drive if a piece breaks off. All you need to do is take the demo umd that comes with the psp and take a knife and put it to the side. You will see a little opening. Gently pry it open and moved along it to the top. Do the same for the messed up umd if it isn't like that already. Then just take the disc out of each one and put the demo disc in the messed up umd case and the other disc in the good umd case
P. My analog stick keeps moving down on its own.
S. Tighten the screw on the back of the psp behind the analog stick. This usually happens if you opened you're psp.
P. My psp battery seems like its not giving out any charge or you can't seem to charge with the AC adapter.
S. Get 2 thin pieces of steel/copper wire and connect the first and third golden slot on your psp battery. I assure you, you will not get a electric shock due to the low amp. Touch the 2 wires together and you might see a very little spark (if that). Place the battery back in your psp and try it again. This happens due to damp weather recently or high humidity, and that your psp had a short circuit. By doing this, it gives the battery new life similar to jump starting the car. If this fails then its time for a new battery I'm sorry to say.
P. Every time I play a certain song and let the whole thing play out, the song then becomes corrupt. The only way I can hear it again, I have to turn my psp off then back on.
S. You just have to delete the song and put it back on. If the problem persist then download the song again, just not the SAME exact one.
Q. Is IC9001 a TA-082?
A. No, a IC9001 is not a TA-082 so you will be safe to downgrade.
T. When flashing, always make sure you get you're files from a trust worthy host. Getting files such as gameboots and soundboots from a site that you might of just googled up may not always be a smart move. However, you can always test it on devhook or a firmware launcher.
T. Every time I turn on my psp after completely turning it off it always boots my UMD and it gets really annoying taking it out every time. Is their an easier way I can stop the UMD from booting?
Their is one way to bypass the automatic boot. You have to go into your Privacy settings and set the parental control to level 1 and set the Password to something easy to remember like 0000 and whenever your psp boots up it will ask for a password rather then boot the game and all you have to do is press circle. Or you can get 2.71 SE-B.
T. I want an ps2 analog but I don't feel like buying one.
Now for this you need a ps2 controller! Just look at how to do it here
T. I want to make my psp songs to look like an iPod.
All you have to do is make a folder with the name of either the artist of the Album name. (which ever one you want) Then put the song by that artist or the songs according to that album. Then do the same for the other albums or artist.
T. I have alot of scratches on my psp. How can i remove them?
This is very useful and cheap! all you need is 2 rags, some alcohol pads, and a cleaning cloth. Just look at this guide
T. For some reason the left side of my umd door sticks out a bit.
Now this is normal so don't go freaking out. Just go by this thread.
T. How can I get a Album art on my music instead of seeing the number of the song?
Well if the Album art is not inbeded in the song then you can Get it inbeded in the song by using this program - http://www.volny.cz/media-tagger/eng/index.html You can also use iTunes to inbed it instead. This also works for the main picture that shows when you put songs in a separate group/folder. You can also have a picture show in the group/folder cube. You just place a picture in the root of the folder and it will show in the cube.
Now this is it for now so PLEASE if you have anything you would like for me to add to this guide, just ask.