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Umm A little psp help here please??

I got an old psp 1001 that worked perfectly fine til a few months ago. I dropped out from a height of about 3 feet and now it wont turn on. The catch is this, at first the green light came on for about 1 or 2 seconds then shut off, i tried attaching the charger and the light holds as if it has a charge but repeats the same process with the green light coming on then going off. Well i left it alone for awhile and bought a new one, but i wanted to get this ol bad boy up and running. So now the only time it will attempt to turn on is if i remove the battery and attach the charger but it still does the same thing. Is my battery fine? Do i have a problem somewhere in the power chain?? anyone help me out please.

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  • junior_alvir Dec 30, 2008

    i have the same problem...i dropped my psp from about 3-4 ft and it only comes on if it is on the charger and even then it only stays on for about 5 minutes...then shuts back off. i went to settings and battery info and it doesnt say what percentage it is charged at and it doesnt say how many hours of play i have left. it only says external.

  • loveswolves Dec 30, 2008

    Same problem here also. Was a brand new one (Christmas present 5 days ago) and dropped it in the case. Now it will not stay on or else it freezes and we have to remove the battery. Also will not read the disk. It was working fine after the drop for four days until this evening. It now will work only sporadically. Have a very upset 12 year old.

  • jaymzb18 Dec 30, 2008

    Thanx man i tried contacting Sony to see what they say and if im S.O.L ill try that link you said, LovesWolves you can probably get away with returning it to the store and exchange or even send the warranty and they'll take care of you unless you got i used, And Junior Alvir you should try pluggin in the charger WITHOUT the battery in and see if it still does it, if not then its probably the battery or you can try swapping the battery or goin into a game stop and ask to use one to see if its the battery itself. good luck



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This appears to be a solder joint problem on the Motherboard where the battery connects. It will require you to send them to Sony for Warranty repair. Or, If you are out of warranty contact for a repair quote and shipping instructions. If you want to repair this yourself. you will need detail electronics experience and tools to repair the problem. Even most electronics people do not always have the skills to work with Surface mount technology.

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