PSP News: Sony Confirms PSP Defects - PSP News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Sony Confirms PSP Defects

Sony's Japan HQ has confirmed that the controller buttons on early Playstation Portable (PSP) units may become stuck in the "pressed" position. A free repair program has been announced, which is being handled through the company's playstation.jp web site.

The defect occurs in part of the initial shipment of PSP units (sold in Japan in Nov/Dec 2004) and is caused by excess plastic not being completely removed during the molding and manufacturing process of the outer shell. When a button is pressed, it can become caught on the excess plastic and not return to its default position.

"This problem does not occur in the units produced in 2005," the company said, "and will not be present in units shipping to North America in March." Of the 510,000 units shipped in 2004, the company says roughly 10,000 may actually be defective.

Those of you that imported a PSP from Japan and have experienced the problem, will need to send the unit back to Japan in order to have it fixed (and hopefully have someone help you translate the Japanese-language instruction page).

2/22/2005 Frank Provo

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

New Comment System


Legacy Comment System (0 posts)


There are no comments to display.

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

What did you think of this years E3?
Amazing! I loved every single minute of it
Great, though there were some boring parts
It was alright. Some announcements were good
It was horrible! Totally boring and unmemorable!
I didn't watch it, because I'm lame

Previous Poll Results

» Discuss this Poll «