rustyjaw Posted July 2, 2005 Report Share Posted July 2, 2005 Well, I guess it was coming, although I hoped it never would. I dropped my PSP today. That's a bit of an understatement. I was on my way to the subway platform, walking down the concrete stairway, when as I often do, I reached into my pocket to get my PSP. I pulled it out and started to let it drop out of the padded case into my right hand. But somewhere along the way I misjudged how fast it was coming out of the case and managed to hit the PSP in such a way that it flew away from me. It was one of those slow-motion moments when you see the demise of your fancy toy play out in a number of ugly scenarios. I estimate that it was airborne for about 15 feet before it struck the first step (concrete, remember). It was headed for the right side of the staircase, which turns out to have been a massive lucky break because at the edge of the stairs is a kind of 'gutter' (almost like the gutter lane in a bowling alley). So the PSP hit one step and then slipped into the gutter, sliding all the way down to the bottom. I could hear that by the time it reached the bottom, it wasn't just one piece...but a few. The vision in my head was that it had broken into many parts, probably the screen popping out, and the back door breaking off. I got to the bottom of the steps and saw the battery door off to the left. The battery itself had slid out onto the platform a ways. I picked up the PSP and was surprised to see that it was in one piece. The door was open, but the game was still inside. A quick first glance found no scratches on the screen area. I picked up the pieces that had fallen off and noticed that the memory card had been ejected. I put the battery back in, it's door back on, and the memory card re-seated. I fired it up and was happy to see the "Sony Computer Entertainment" screen come up. Then I heard the disc start to read and up came Midnight Club 3 (after a long load, typical of the game). I played a bit of the game, and it seemed to work fine. I took a closer look at the PSP body and there's a good sized dent in the game door. Some nicks and scratches mostly on the back. I am very lucky that it hit the step on the back, and when it fell into the gutter it was face-up. If it had been oriented the other way, the dent on the back would have been a massive crack in the middle of the screen. It's pretty rare for me to drop electronics. I have never dropped any of my iPods, or my sidekick, I did once drop my palm...which also survived. I was happy to see that the PSP is more than just a pretty looking device, it appears to be well made too. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.