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    I just drop mine accidentally, had a casing on it but it dropped out of the casing when hit the floor, the memory stick popped out.. Why does it do so? Its the same as my psp fat as well. I dropped a slim btw.


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    because its not really attached to anything inside your psp its just sitting there, so a hard enough drop will through it out.

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    It has something to do with the spring mechanism that holds the MS in place. The jolt from a drop upsets the spring, and SHEEWW!! flying memory sticks it everyone's eyes. seen in a dozen times

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    When mine drops(twice) the battery and UMD pops out. :/


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    Quote Originally Posted by tony5607
    When mine drops(twice) the battery and UMD pops out. :/
    Yeah, same here. except for the twice part. I'm not eating bacon while playing so my hands aren't slippery ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ev0lutionz
    I just drop mine accidentally, had a casing on it but it dropped out of the casing when hit the floor, the memory stick popped out.. Why does it do so? Its the same as my psp fat as well. I dropped a slim btw.
    Im sorry but I have todo this...... They say there is no such thing as a dumb question but thats kinda dumb. Drop a cell phone, a cd player alot o fthings and something is bound to fly out, not always but with alot of things. Did you expect sony to design it to be dropped.... yeah right!

    To answer the question take a look at how F1 cars are designed. Parts are designed to come off during impact they actually absorb impact and help protect the driver. Take the exact reverse of this concept when the psp falls anything loose is gonna come off because it is absorbing the impact and being pushed away as it is the weakest link. While the memory card is semi locked in as one poster said the spring mech might be letting go.

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    ive neve dropped mine but i have played with the spring mechanism and have sent my MS flying across the room, i dont remember if it was done when i had the phattie or if it was with my slim but it sure was fun
    been gone awhile

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    i've dropped by phat a good few times (strap caught onto desk edge and it flew onto ground; it was on lap when i got out of the car and it fell on concrete; and other minor times within reason) and i've never had anything popout/break/etc. only a minor scratch on the L trigger.

    as for my slim, i usually (not purposelly though) drop it in my room. but carpeting really softens the blow so no damage there.
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    Dropping it will make shit pop out...obviously.

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    It pops out because its trying to find an owner that doesnt drop his psp.
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