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Secrets of the PlayStation Portable by Joel Durham Jr.

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2. What the Manual Doesn’t Tell You

If you’re the type who reads manuals (which would put you in good company with about 0.01 percent of gadget users around the world), you may have been disappointed by the PlayStation Portable documentation. It’s not exactly intuitively laid out; neither is it written for human consumption. In fact, it appears to have been written by robots for robots.

That’s not to say it’s useless. It contains a myriad of information, such as how to turn on your PSP and how to insert a Universal Media Disc (UMD), but it doesn’t always tell you the whole story. The documentation tells you how to update the software (firmware) of the unit, for example, but it doesn’t tell you that doing so may render your PSP unable to run ...

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