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Can the PSP do this...?

Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by danwalton, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. danwalton

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    Hi, can anyone tell me whether it is possible to start the PSP up with a game in and have it go straight to the cross media bar menu instead of loading the game? At the moment I either eject the game then turn it on, or wait til its partially loaded and then press the home button. There must be a way round this! Thanks!
     
  2. chrislad

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    There's not, as far as I know. You can just press the home key or make sure the disc cover is open when you power on.
     
  3. danwalton

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    I thought as much, shame though really. Something like holding down 'home' when turning it on would have been ideal.
     
  4. bellso

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    Odd, when i power on, it always goes to the menu bar.

    Do you go home when u shutdown your PSP?? [i do, always return to homepage when finished a game]
     
  5. zoidy

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    Hi,

    If you are exiting the game before turning off then are you keeping your power button held for 4 seconds when turning off? If so then just press the power button quickly to turn off instead.

    Z.
     
  6. bellso

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    Nah, i always exit back to main menu on purpose, using 'home' button, then press power button to turn off.

    Didn't know about the 4sec thing?
     
  7. danwalton

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    isn't that the difference between putting the psp into 'sleep mode' rather than actually turning it off?
     
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    Yep, the poster above you isn't actually turning the PSP off.

    Back on topic, this can be done if you set your parental controls to stop all games and just don't put a password in, or put it as something easy. Itas about the only way to do it I believe.
     
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    Hi,

    I guess you mean me Brain_Stew?

    Yes, it is sleep mode (quickly pressing the power button), but I dont believe that the battery is being used in sleep mode as it does not appear to be running down when left overnight etc other than the normal trickle you get with batteries. My Toshiba E800 PDA runs down faster when turned off, compared to the PSP in sleep mode.

    I have not seen anyone do any comparisons between using sleep mode and actually turning the PSP off, or any info on how the PSP manages sleep mode. Does it save the state to its own RAM?

    Anyhow, if sleep mode does not use any more power than turning the PSP off then obviously this is the better way to go if you dont want the PSP to run the inserted UMD at power-on.

    Update: I have now tested the battery drain of fully powering off vs sleep mode and there is no difference at all. Infact, the PSP states that there is still 100% battery life (6 hours approx) remaining after being off (sleep or fully off) overnight.

    z.
     
  10. Steven

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    You've already answered your own question. Thats what the 'Home' button is for
     
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    Set your PSP's security level to zero (or eleven, can't remember).
    Then when ever you switch the PSP on, it'll ask for the PIN; if you set this to 0000 then you just need to press X to pass it.

    Pain in the arse work around but it'll work.
     
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    Should have read the manual i guess, didn't realise i wasn't turning her off!

    Did the 4 sec thing last night and it does go straight to game when turned on, so am gonna keep mine in sleep mode when off unless transporting it.
     

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