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Ask PSP Fanboy: Volume 19

Every Saturday, PSP Fanboy will answer your burning questions. If you have a question for the team, send an e-mail to andrew @ with the subject "Ask PSP Fanboy." NOTE: We do NOT answer questions related to downloading illegal copies of games. Stop asking.

Q: Does Andrew hand-select his emails for Ask PSP Fanboy?
A: Yes. Some questions simply can't be answered, while others aren't worth answering at all.

Q: How many people have installed custom firmware on their PSP systems?
A: This is probably an impossible question to answer. There's no way of tracking all the PSP systems out there, nor is there a fair way of evaluating it. If we polled the PSP Fanboy community, it will be more likely that we'll have users of custom firmware -- but will a casual player even know about homebrew? Most likely not. The one thing we can say, however, is that custom firmware is becoming increasingly popular. A look at's alexa stats reveals the incredible growing demand for custom firmware.

Q: What converter are you using to convert the PSP videos for PSP Fanboy Theatre?
A: Seriously, we get asked this question about every other week. Check Volume 14 for the answer. For those that use PSP Video 9, we highly recommend you use the latest beta version for full resolution videos.

Q: What can be done to scratches on the PSP screen?
A: Even the most careful players will most likely have minor scratches on their screens. While I haven't been bothered by scratches, the folks at PSP411 seem to recommend the Plexus Plastic Cleaner: simply spray and wipe off. We haven't tried it ourselves, but if it works as advertised, the minor nicks left on the screen should be gone.

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Check out previous editions of Ask PSP Fanboy.

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