This instructable will show you how to set up your PSP to be used as a Second Monitor on your PC. This can be helpful in many ways, for example watching a tutorial on the psp and doing it on your main monitor, or simply moving your media player out of the way.
Step 1: What you'll need
- a PSP running a custom firmware above 3.71 [I used 4.01 M33-2]
- PSPDisp by Jochen Schleu
- A USB Cable
My PSP is a Phat PSP with 4.01 M33-2. I haven't tested this on a slim or any other firmware, so I'm not sure how well (or not) this will work on other setups.
From the PSPDisp Readme, you'll also need:
- a PC running Windows XP 32 bit (it will not work on 64 bit versions or Vista, it may run under Windows 2000 but this is untested)
- a suitably fast processor, for comparison:
-> 25 % CPU load on single core Pentium 4 3.06 Ghz
-> 40 % CPU load on single core AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (2.2 Ghz)
It should be fine on any modern PC.
Step 2: Setting up PSPDisp
Run the installer and go to the install directory afterwards (eg. C:\Program Files\PSPDisp\).
Go into the "bin" folder, and then to psp\PSP\GAME.
Copy the PSPDisp folder to the PSP\GAME folder on your PSP's memory stick.
Now, on your PSP, connect the USB Cable (if you haven't already done so), and run PSPDisp PSP application.
Now, you'll get a popup about new hardware, "PSP Type B". When it asks for the driver, tell it to search in "X:\%pspdisp install path%\bin\driver_usb", "X:\%pspdisp install path%" being wherever you installed PSPDisp.