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Psp wont turn on or charge by computer

My PSP will not turn on or charge by my computer. Do I need to try getting a wall charger or a completely different PSP?? Ive taken the battery out and put it back in and it still will not work. How can I get it to work?? PLEASE HELP!!!

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This is a common problem that is usually a result of a poor (Dead) battery. Word of the wise is if you decide to NOT use your PSP for an extended period of time, you should remove the battery from the unit. A wall charger is required if you do not replace the rechargeble battery. I hope this information resolves your issue, and I wish you the best. Replacing the battery should be your first bet and is cheaper in the long run.

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Posted on Oct 09, 2008

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