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?
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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).
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.
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.