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Psp usb charging problem

Received a powersource mobile power supply for Christmas and I can not get it to charge my psp. it connects directly to the psp via the mini usb connection. My psp charges fine using a computer but not at all with the power supply. The website says that it charges the psp but I have been unable to figure it out. I have tested the power supply on my blackberry and it works fine. usb charge is set to on and I have tried other settings just for kicks. Any ideas?

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PSP 100X Gen, the Phat ones, cannot be charged through the USB port, but the other ones can. If you have another model, then you might have a faulty cable that only charges what it feels like - or not at all.

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Ok a psp CANNOT in any way shape or form charge by using a usb cord.
so your kidding yourself if you think u got it to charge off of your pc in the first place.
but that is the problem you CANNOT charge your psp via usb

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I need to know if the power source could be the problem. I already replaced the battery and it worked fine for a week, and then died. I already took it apart once and fixed the dpad, so that's not a p


This could be due to a faulty charging cable, a burnt-out battery or the interference of software you have downloaded. Solve these problems by testing your PSP to locate the charging problem and proceed to implement the correct solution.

Instructions
Revert to Factory Settings

1 Switch the WLAN button on your PSP so that it is in the "Off" position. Remove any memory stick or UMD that is in the system and put them aside.

2 Choose "Settings " from the left side of the cross media bar. Scroll to "Restore Default Settings." Press "X" to enter this menu. Press "X" to accept the restoration. The PSP will then revert back to its original settings.

3 Power off the PSP and plug it into an outlet with the AC adapter to charge for three hours. Power on the system to see if if the charging issue has been resolved.

USB Charging

4 Power on your PSP and scroll to the far left of the cross media bar. Choose "System Settings" and press "X." Scroll down the System Settings menu until you reach the option for "USB Charge." Press "X" and switch the setting to "On."

5 Return to the "System Settings" menu and choose "USB Auto Connect." Make sure the Auto Connect setting has been turned on. This allows your PSP to enter USB mode and begin charging whenever it is connected to another device.

6 Connect the PSP to a powered on PS3 or PC using the USB connector cable. The small end fits into the top of your PSP while the large end is inserted into a USB slot in your chosen system. The PSP will automatically enter USB mode as soon as it is connected.

7 Leave the PSP attached to the system for 30 minutes to an hour. When you detach your PSP, check your battery power. If it has gone up, then the charging problem is with your AC adapter. You can replace it or continue to use the USB charge function.

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8 Plug your PSP into an outlet using the AC adapter cable and power on the system.

9 Enter the "System Settings Menu." Scroll down until you reach "Battery Information." Press "X" to open the menu.

10 Check the last option on the page which is labeled "Battery Status." If the status does not say "Charging," then the battery is not receiving a charge from the cable. While your PSP is getting power from the cable, you will need to purchase a new battery.

Oct 04, 2012 | Video Game Consoles

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How would l charge my psp 1001 using my usb. thanks


PSP automatically charge itself when you connect the USB cable from the PSP to your computers USB port you should see the power light change from green to orange that is a sign of a charging state and if that did not happen connect the PSP on a different USB port on your computer because sometimes some USB port supplies less amount of power.

Nov 25, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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I was playing my psp till i ran out of power now it wont charge through usb


For the PSP to charge via USB, it has to have an active connection with your PC or Laptop. In order for that to happen, the PSP has to be on and saying "USB Connect". You'll have to charge it with the standard PSP charger.

Jun 24, 2010 | Sony Battery Charger for PSP

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Psp carge light wont come on and psp wont turn on


You either have a bad battery, or a bad power supply that charges the unit (power cord). If you have a friend that also has a PSP, try swapping out the battery to see if that works, and or try another power cord to see if the charging indicator light comes on. I think that possibly your battery is dead and the power cord might be bad. You can find good deals for both the battery and cord on ebay. Good luck!

Nov 07, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Im trying to charge my psp to my computer using the usb cord but nothing is happing what could that mean?or am i doing it right?


the usb for the psp is only for tranfering data not for charging you still have to plug the original power supply charger in when your psp is connected to your pc

Oct 14, 2009 | Sony Battery Charger for PSP

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Psp not getting charged..


If you're able to charge your PSP using the USB cable with it connected to your pc, this lets you know the battery in your PSP is still capable of holding a charge.

If your PSP isn't charging using the power adapter there is a possibility that the adapter has malfunctioned and is not supplying the 5v necessary to charge your PSP.

If you're familiar with the operation of volt meter, you can easily check the output voltage of the power adapter by connecting the negative lead of the volt meter to the exposed metal part of the plug that goes into the PSP and connecting the positive to the positive terminal.

The positive terminal will be more difficult to reach becuause it is located in the center of the plug. You'll need a positive probe that has a small enough diameter to fit inside of the hole.

Theoretically you could put a paper clip inside of the hole and then connect the positive lead to it but if you do, you have to take extra care to make sure you don't let the positive and negative leads touch each other.

A better option would be to take your adapter into a store such as Radio Shack and have them test your adapter for you if you're not familiar with the operation of a volt meter.

Sep 13, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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I am not able to start my PSP 3000 I am using a usb cord to charge the PSP, I am getting the hold light however not getting the power on please assist


When you connect the PSP via the USB, does the orange light power on? If you are using the standard USB cable and attached to the top of the PSP, from experience, it needs at least to have a little amount of battery power. If not, it will not totally power on or charge. You need the A/C adapter to charge the battery pack.

I can charge my PSP through USB cable even if its powered off. I'm using this one:

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Sep 09, 2009 | Sony PSP-3000 Black Console

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PSP chager


Try a different outlet in the wall, it might be the outlet, if it isn't the outlet, maybe it's the power cord or the battery. If it's not that, then it's your PSP. You'll have to send it to sony for a new one if you want it replaced and if youve had it for over year you're going to have to pay $90. ------The fact that it turns off when the USB DC-in is connected and that it will not power up without the battery lead me to think that either the USB charging cable is just not supplying enough amps to run the psp standalone nor charge the battery very quickly, or something is odd in the PSP itself. I'm guessing when you plug something into the DC-in socket and it detects 5V then it switches to that as a source, if the USB cant supply the current it wants then it shuts down (just a guess).

May 06, 2009 | Sony Battery Charger for PSP

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Computer can't detect my psp


If you know someone who has a USB data cable for PSP, please borrow and test it with your PSP. USB cables has 4 wires, 2 for power (+5V and GRD) and 2 for data (+ and -). With PSP, the power and data wires are separated and has different input on the PSP, if 1 of the data wires is damaged, it will look like the cable is ok but it couldn't transmit and receive data properly. In your case, I think your PSP is can transmit but couldn't receive a reply from your PC.

Let me know if the borrowed PSP USB cable don't work.

Apr 07, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim...

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My psp wont charg


If it won't charge and wont power up then same thing happened to me. If you are willing to open up your psp there is a video on youtube that can show you whats wrong. The cable that connects the buttons on the right side most likely disconnected from the main board and the right side of the psp including the buttons, the power switch and the top right trigger won't respond. When you try to turn on the psp and when its charging if the light won't come on then you might have this problem.

May 10, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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