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PSP System won't recognize battery. Can only play as long as plugged in. Tried new battery, same result. Any ideas?

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This link might help.

If you're still having problems you'll have to return or repair the unit.

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Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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Hi My PSP's orange ligth won't turn off just always lightning when turn on my psp it's lightning with green light

Hi khangal74,
If you dont have issues playing your usual psp games, you dont have to worry about the orange light. That is normal. It means that your PSP is saving the data to your memory stick. Also make sure that your WLan switch is turned off ( that also causes a blinking orange light ). However, if you are experiencing a flickering orange light and your screen remains black ( and you cannot play any games), it means that your PSP is having issues reading you memory card.
Do these:
Remove the memory card and turn your PSP on without the memory card (it should turn on with no problems) Now, slowly re-insert your Memory stick. (You may need to do this several times until your PSP recognizes your memory card) If this still does not work, your Memory stick is busted or may be infected with a virus and therefore needs to be replaced.
Wishing you with positive results. All the best to you.

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As far as linloo goes the connector (the yellow part on your psp) sounds like it's going bad or it is bad. You can find it on the net for repair and should cost more than $4-7.


Do you have access to another psp? Okay so you say you have tried plugging it into different outlets. It could be the adapter (charger might be bad) But the only way to test this is to put your charger on another psp to see if it charges. And vise versa with the other person charger on your psp.

And just in case you may want to check the battery and or the conector. By doing the same method I just said.

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Custom firmware

Earlier you have said that you were able to play games from memory stick and since you updated your psp firmware the didn't worked.
First Check your current firmware version . To do this go to
Settings > System Settings > System Information on your PSP . If you your version showing  for example 5.00 M33 you are still in Custom firmware. In this case you should able to play the games from memory stick. or else you memory stick is back... or you custom settings are wrong.

If its showing  for example 5.00 you are with Sony's official firmware. In this case you wont be able to play the games from  memory stick. From here to make your PSP play the games from memory stick you need to Downgrade your PSP. Only way to make this possible is through Pandora Battery and Magic Memory Stick.
So please check your version and let me know so i can guide you further. Also tell me whether your PSP is PHAT or SLIM & LITE..... or check the version of your PSP by removing the battery. Underneth it find some letters and numbers PSP-100x / PSP-200x / PSP-300x

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