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Switches off My sons PSP, about 18 months old and used sparingly, suddenly switches itself off. He has to start it up again. Power is fully charged so whats happening. Any ideas and please talk in English as im not a techy! Thanks

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The battery might have some problem with it so go in the nearest electronic shop or a workshop and try repairing it

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My sons psp is a month old. although he can play


This is most likely a problem with the PSP itself, you might have to take it back and exchange it for a working one. Before you do take it back, try going at it with can of compressed air. Make sure you clean the eye of the UMD reader but don't actually touch it!

If it still doesn't work, you will need to take it back. I would take it back soon (today) so you don't lose your store warranty (if you have one).

Playstation's number is 1-800-345-SONY.

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You can try a hard reset. Do this hold the power switch in the upward position for over 10 seconds. This will cause the machine to reboot. Leave it alone for a few minutes then try switching it back on. You may have to flick the switch on twice to start her up again. If it still has a hard time try changing the battery for the one in your sons machine. MAKE SURE that all apps etc are closed on the PSP first and do the hard reset BEFORE you remove the battery on BOTH machines. Ensure PSP is OFF before removing battery. It is possible the battery has been overcharged or just given up. If the console operates with the other battery you know you need get a fresh one. Consider getting a high power one for extended life. Let us know how you get on. May have more info for you.

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During charging the battery gaining some power to recharge itself.When you use it while charging the battery forced to give you enough power to operate the PSP.It seems your are using power directly from charger instead from battery, and It could damaged the cell. All you can do is to replace it with same model battery and dont play it while charging.If possible turn off the unit while charging.God bless

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My son's psp was working just fine and now all of a sudden it won't stay on. He has charged it.


Ok this is a problem with the units battery itself and you will be happy if i told you buying a new battery will shore this orblem up quickly. I have a psp had the same issues and I bought a new battery and I was glad I did.

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Rulds2008

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Hi,

What hapenned to all your PSP's is that they 'bricked'. When your PSP is installing an update and you interrupt the process, the data where the PSP's operating system (=firmware) is stored got corrupted (=broken). In very rare cases this can happen when you play a game and something goes wrong due that game. When your PSP is bricked the green lamp is on but the screen stays black.

Now straight to the point..The solutions:

1.If your PSP 'bricked' because you interrupted a system update (Powered off while updating, canceling update..), then you can only help it by re-installing the firmware correctly. NOTE: This is unsupported by Sony and is something you do on your own risk, for a usual PSP user it is a complicated process and i suggest you should let someone with experience do it. If you still want to attempt it, for example here's a tutorial for making a 'pandora battery' : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKFnuCfTPZo
To find more information about this subject you could seach on google for tags like 'psp pandora mod custom firmware jigkick'

2. If your PSP suddenly doesn't start up after or while you played a game, then you have a chance that you can recover your PSP without too much hassle. Simply let your battery run empty. After it's empty, remove the battery and let your PSP 'rest' a day without battery. After that, reinsert the battery, first fully charge it, and THEN start your PSP up (after your battery is fully recharged). If you have luck you might have your PSP working again.

3. Contact Sony and explain the situation. Explain that you did nothing wrong. If your PSP is still under warranty they should help you..

Good luck and if i helped you please leave feedback! Thanks

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sounds like your battery not fully charged ? have you not got a psp charger as it takes for ever to charge up on a pc

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My sons psp did the same thing. We had to fully charge the battery before it would update. Hope this helps Jason

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Have you updated your firmware recently? Check your PSP to make sure there aren't any loose connections. If you're comfortable with it, you could open it up and make sure the plug for the charger didn't come loose somewhere. It may just need a touch of solder to put it back into place.

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