Caring for the Accessories
Let's just go with the basics here - UMD, Memory Stick and the Earphones to be specific, stuff you need to be able to use the PSP. UMD's replacing the CD's for the PS1/PS2 , Memory Stick to save games (and for ROMs ) and the Earphones to keep everything hush hush
UMDs have this space in their casings through which the disk to the PSP - its a hazard area if you don't know how to care for them properly. Likewise, Mem-Sticks are small fragile things that can break relatively easily if you don't take care of them well.
So how does one take care of these extra gadgets? Well here's where I come in to help.
A. As with most electronic gadgets, don't leave your UMDs and Mem-Sticks in areas where there's direct sunlight or excessive heat. That means, don't leave outside the patio while you're grabbing your lemonade inside the house. Keep them under the shade at least.
B. Following the don't expose to sunlight rule, its obvious we have the "don't get them wet" rule. That means, don't spill things on it, don't drop it in the tub while you're taking your bath or any of those sorts. UMDs takes a long time to dry and even then you're not sure if it will still work. The same goes for the MemStick, it might actually stop working you know - ye gads!
C. Don't touch it too much - smudging the contacts of your MemStick or getting fingerprints on your UMD can cause big problems
D. If you're not using them, keep them in their cases, where they belong. That means, no stashing them on top of the TV or by the bed where its easy to reach. If you're going to do that, at least keep them in the cases first before putting them by your bed
As for the headphones, while they're pretty durable accessories its still best to practice caring for them. Too high a volume and you're in danger of actually breaking them (and your eardrums). Getting them wet is of course a definite no-no.
Just remember all these 3 accessories are important to your gaming and as such need to be treated with care. Now, on to the PSP!