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To change the background of your PSP, just change the
month at the "Date And Time" settings screen.
- January: Silver
- February: Yellow/orange
- March: Light Green
- April: Pink
- May: Green
- June: Purple
- July: Teal
- August: Blue (like on the box)
- September: Darker Purple
- October: Orange
- November: Brown
- December: Red
Ultimate mobile surround sound
Use the following instructions to play your PSP games
and movies with the ultimate surround sound. You will need a FM
modulator, a cable with a male stereo 1/8" headphone connector
at one end and split left and right RCA connectors at the other.
The red wire with the inline fuse goes to your car battery or
switch. The ground wire grounds to the frame. Set the car's CD
or tape deck to the FM frequency that is on the modulator, which
usually is 88.7 or 89.1. Plug the RCA connectors from the cabe
into the RCA jacks on the modulator. Plug the headphone end of
the cable into the PSP. Turn on the PSP. The PSP's sound goes
through your car's antenna. No wires are required hook it up to
your car's head unit. Your games and movies sound will now play
through your car's stereo speakers.
Charge from PlayStation2
Get a USB cable that includes a charging cable normally
used to charge your PSP through your PC. Plug the cable into the
USB port on a PlayStation2 and the other end into the PSP. Turn
on the PlayStation2. The orange charging indicator on your PSP
should light up.
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Full screen wallpaper
If you have firmware version 2.0 or greater and are
using a picture as your wallpaper, use the following trick if
you have space to the left and right of the screen that the picture
does not cover. To get rid of that space, go into the "Photos"
section and view the picture you want to use. Zoom in on it until
the picture takes up the entire screen, then press Triangle
and choose "Set as wallpaper". When you exit back to
the main menu, your picture will now take up the entire screen.
Change background faster
If you have firmware version 2.0 or higher, go to "Settings"
then "Theme Settings". Choose "Theme" and
select any background color.
Listen to music without having to stay on the icon
Press Select after choosing a song. It will
remain playing on your main screen, so you can go and look at
your background or go to games as the PSP still plays the music.
However, if you click on an icon it will stop playing. If you
click again, it will go into the selected icon.
Play a multi-player game using only one UMD
Start the game as usual. Go into Ad Hoc mode. Create
a game. Do any extra options but do not start the game yet. Take
the UMD out and answer "No" at the quitting menu. Put
the UMD in the second PSP. Choose "Join Game". Do not
start yet. Put the UMD back in the first PSP. Then, select "Start
Game". Put the UMD back in the second PSP and choose "Start
To reset a game, hold L + R + Start.
Some games will take you to the title screen and others may take
you to the main menu.
Avoiding update problems
If you want to update your PSP, have the charge level
to maximum. The PSP will not update at a one or two bar charge
level. If the battery fails and the update does not complete,
your PSP will not be able to start the main menu. Your music,
videos, and pictures will be gone, and your PSP will only be able
to play games.