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PSP Sees to be charging, but won't stay on.

Hi, my psp charges, even allows me to check battery levels. Bt after a fe minutes, sometimes more, sometimes less, it just freezes and shuts down. It let's me turn it on again, and all the audio and video works, but it just keeps shutting down. It's not hibernating, because this happens right in the middle of games. Is my battery shot? Or is my PSP bricked?

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  • darkheart Aug 10, 2007

    I should have mentioned this before, but even when I have it plugged in to AC power, it does the same thing. I will try changing the battery, but it doesn't make sense that a bad battery would do this. It says my battery is at 100% and has more than 6 hours of time. And I still leave the AC plug in and it shuts down.

  • jr1jtg Feb 26, 2008

    i have the same problem for example im playing nba live 08 and i just finished a game then when i go to exit,it just freezes then shuts down



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I had a problem with my psp. i turn it on and it would shut off.till i tried turning it on and put it on hold and it stood on. so i figured that if you have this problem when you turn it on just slightly put it on hold and answer solved. since then it works normal but i don't trust it so i always do this method. ps my psp is a 1000 it might work with the others try it out. remember try it on hold when you turn it on its worth a shoot before you waste money on aother one.pss i try all these solution on this page before i realized my problem

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What ansfarid is trying to say is that with a problem like this the first thing to try is a firmware update, you can do this online with your PSP or with a very recent game, this can be a problem if you are using a "home-brew" firmware or if indeed the latest firmware is the problem. However it sounds more likely that either your UMD drive or battery contacts or possibly both need cleaning. The PSP will crash out on disk read errors so try cleaning the drive and your disks first, even if they look completely clean. You can clean the laser of your UMD drive with an alcohol-free CD wipe wrapped around a cotton bud (q-tip) but the most effective way is to blow it out with an air duster (available from any hardware or good electronics supply store). Cleaning UMD's is a different matter, it is possible to tern the centre of the disk with one finger whilst holding an alcohol-free CD wipe to the disk surface with another but you can also purchase UMD cleaning tools from most large game retailers that make the job a lot easier. cleaning the battery contacts is much more straightforward, just remove the battery and use a lint free cloth or our old friend the alcohol-free CD wipe to clean the contacts both on the battery and in the PSP, if you use a CD wipe make sure all contacts are dry before re-seating the battery. As always message back if non of this helps or you need any further advice.

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You better try your PSP by upgrading the software because there may be some errors had occured in your PSP OS software.

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Change your battery

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Hi there

Press down on the battery release button on the right side of the PSP and then check to make sure the PSP logo is visible and right side up. If you do not see the PSP logo or it is upside down, the battery is inserted incorrectly.

The battery may just be flat and not be completely dead,there is a chance that you can jump start the battery by priming the cells against each other.

This will not work with a physically damaged battery..

Here is how to do it;

Remove the battery from the PSP.

Insert one end of each wire into the two terminals, one to the positive and one to the negative. Make sure that the wires do not touch one another.

Wrap the foil around each loose end of the wires, making sure that the wires themselves do not touch.

Allow this connection to stay for about 30 to a minute

Remove the foil and wires, and put the battery back into the PSP. It should be able to take a charge,

Then you will have to fully charge your battery before putting it on..

If this procedure does not work, you will need to purchase a new battery or send your battery to Sony for repairs or a replacement.

Good luck

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There are a number of people on the web now offering a PSP unbricking service.

Or for the more technically minded of you there is plenty of information available on the web about doing this yourself wit the use of a "Pandorra" battery.

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