Question about Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console
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?
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
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
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.
Posted on Aug 12, 2007
Change your battery
Posted on Aug 10, 2007
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