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Secrets of the PlayStation Portable by Joel Durham Jr.

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3. Caring for Your PSP

It’s solid. It’s heavy. It’s built to last.

Even so, your PSP is not a brick. You can easily turn it into one, however, by failing to treat it with care. It’s a little too big to be a paperweight, but it would make a fantastic doorstop, as you’d expect at its high price. If you want a doorstop, go to the hardware store and buy one. If you want your PSP to work as a PSP, treat it with respect.

Things that you use with your PSP also need a little bit of TLC. Those Memory Stick Duos are solid-state, nonvolatile masterworks of flash memory, but they’re still delicate. Your Universal Media Discs (UMDs), the sources of delightful movies and games, are valuable and vulnerable. Even the earphones and their little wired remote ...

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