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Activate/Deactivate your PSP

Make sure your PSP system is set up correctly to download PlayStation Network content.

For certain types of PlayStation Network content, the PSP system that the content is intended to be used on must be activated by the Sony Entertainment Network account that purchased the content. 

This is an important requirement as, if the correct PSP system is not activated, then it can not be used to access the content that you may have purchased. 

A maximum of five game systems may be registered to a single Sony Entertainment Network account at any one time. If you wish to deactivate a PSP system from your Sony Entertainment Network account, you must do so by accessing the Sony Entertainment Network account with the registered PSP system you wish to deactivate.  

As of 18 November 2011, users can play game content purchased from PlayStation Store on up to two PSP systems. This update will not affect game content purchased before 18 November 18 2011.

Activate/Deactivate a PSP system

1. Sign in to your Sony Entertainment Network account via a PlayStation 3 or PSP system



On the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) Menu, go to PlayStation Network > [Sign In].

2. Go to [Account Management]



Highlight [Account Management] and press the X button.

3. Go to [System Activation]



Highlight [System Activation] and press the X button.

4. Choose your system



If you are activating/deactivating your PSP using a PS3 system, highlight [PSP™ System] and press the X button. If you are activating/deactivating your PSP on a PSP system, you can skip this step.

5. Select your content



Select the type of content you want your PSP system to use and press the X button.

6. Activate/Deactivate your system



Highlight [Activate System] or [Deactivate System] as required and press the X button.

If you are activating/deactivating your PSP system using a PSP, your PSP system is now activated or deactivated.

7. Connect your PSP system



Connect the PSP system to the PlayStation 3 system via a USB cable and place the PSP system into USB Mode by going to Settings > [USB Connection]. Your PSP system is now activated or deactivated. If you are activating/deactivating your PSP on a PSP system, you can skip this step.

Activate/Deactivate a PSP system via a PC

1. Sign in to your Sony Entertainment Network account via a PC



Go to store.playstation.com/login.gvm and sign in your Sony Entertainment Network account.

2. Select [Activate/Deactivate PSP System]



Under Account Management, select [Activate/Deactivate PSP™ System].

3. Connect your PSP system



Connect the PSP system to your PC via a USB cable and place the PSP system into USB Mode by going to Settings > [USB Connection].

4. Select your content



Select the type of content you want your PSP system to use and press the X button.

5. Activate/Deactivate your system



Select [Activate System] or [Deactivate System] as required and press the X button. Your PSP system is now activated or deactivated.

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