Hi, I need some serious help with my PSP Slim. Today I went to play my Slim but something seriously fucked up happened to it. I turned on my PSP and everything was fine, I could move around the XMB, etc. But when I went to launch the CPS1 emu, it took a shitload of time to load it. Sometimes it can get to the rom selection screen but other times it just gets stuck in the NJ’s info screen. I haven’t been able to run a rom either since it just gets stuck loading the rom too. It becomes even more strange… I also have ToE’s cso in my memory stick, so I decided to run that but the buttons and the d-pad don’t work!! When I go into the Home menu to exit the failed attempt to run the app, I can’t move the highlight to choose “yes” or “no” to exit the application. It will also not let me press X or O so I have to shutdown my PSP the hardway. When I return to the XMB, everything is fine again, this problem happens only when I run apps.
I have to mention that this never happened before. I didn’t try to upgrade my PSP or downgrade it in anyway. It has been a while since I touched it though… like 3 to 4 months. My PSP Slim has firmware 3.60 M33.
I also have to mentioned that I was applying a screen protector to it today (the invisible shield one with the liquid thing) so maybe this problem could have been caused by some of that liquid getting into d-pad and/or buttons? But I don’t think so since the d-pad and the the buttons work just fine in the XMB. I also opened up my PSP to clean it but I did not see any drops of said liquid.
Can it be a defect with the firmware? I doubt that too since it was working just fine last time I played it. Just to be sure though, I will upgrade its firmware (if it allows me) to scratch this one out. I also noticed that there were some magnets near by where I was working, could those magnets have anything to do with this?
Any ideas as to what happened here? Any help would be greatly appreciated.