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PSP Won't Come On Without The AC Adaptor

I dropped my PSP on the floor and ever since it won't vome on without the AC Adaptor plugged into it. The Orange charging light comes on but the PSP just won't come on withot the Adaptor. Is it bircked or do I need a new battery?

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Re: PSP Won't Come On Without The AC Adaptor

Try geting a new battry you may have fused it wen you dropped it

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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I have just received the psp-1001 from a friend, the battery is fully charged but it won't turn on, is it a lost cause?

Better bring it first to some PSP tech to verify the problem of the board, some micro fuses might have blown.
It takes some soldering to replace it
Hope that helps you!

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Hello sir my name is Blan Paloma and I have a question to ask, I have a problem with my PSP, the last thing that I have done to it is installing a cheat engine to it to changes all values to any game, my...

I would agree, try plugging the psp's memory card into a computer and delete it from the psp that way. you may need to buy a memory stick duo adaptor if you don't already have one.
If the psp still won't boot up after deleting the cheat engine file. plug the psp's memory card into a computer that has an adaptor for memory cards(you may need to buy a memory stick duo adaptor unless you already have one), and go to my computer, then right click the disc that it is, and then click format, then click start. Hopefully this should help

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How do i charge my psp without the charger

You can use it's USB cable to connect it to a computer,this requires the computer to be turned on.This method does take longer than with a normal AC adaptor.

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I tried to charge my psp with a few 9 volt batteries and i think i fried the motherboard it wont turn on with the battery or without the battery and connected to the AC adaptor. When i try to plug the AC...

You could try another battery.But if another battery doesn't work,sorry mate I think it's dead.In future make sure you only use what you know is compatible,also NEVER try to run the PSP with the AC adaptor without the battery in.The PSP safety and support booklet states: Do not use the PSP system with the AC Adaptor when the Battery Pack is not inserted in the system.If the AC Adaptor is disconnected suddenly,it may result in damage to the system.

If it is the motherboard that's burnt out I think you can replace it but they're expensive I think,I saw one for a PSP1000 for

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My usb cable will not charge my psp

Are you plugging the charging plug into the PSP?There are two plugs on the USB cable 1.the USB plug. 2.the charger plug itself. The USB cable looks like the other end that plugs into the computer only smaller.The charger plug looks like the ordinary AC adaptor.
Also note that You need the computer/device that the PSP is connected to,must be turned on,well this is true with mine anyway.
Also the USB does not charge the PSP as fast as the AC adaptor.

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My (fat) psp isn't working without the ac adaptor

Your battery is dead. You will need to get a replacement. eBay is your best option.

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Ac adaptor for psp

this i'm afraid is a problem with the psp. to charge the psp off a computer usb mode doesn't need to be entered. so it will charge automatically and if not either the battery or psp charge port are stuffed. try a borrowed battery first then if that doesn't change it trade it in to eb games and get yourself a new one

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My psp wont turn on!


    Confirm the system is not in HOLD mode

    Make sure the PSP system is not in Hold Mode (in the down position). Slide the Power/Hold switch up to clear Hold Mode. Or try sliding the Power/Hold switch up and holding it there until the power indicator light turns off and the PSP system is completely turned off. Then try turning the PSP on again.

    • Confirm the backlight is ON
      Make sure the LCD screen's backlight is not turned off. If it is, press any button to turn ON the backlight.

    • Confirm use of only licensed products (AC Adaptor, battery pack and charger)
      The AC Adaptor, battery pack and battery charger must be licensed for use with the PSP system. All licensed products for use with the PSP will have the following logos displayed directly on the product and/or the packaging:
      pslogor.gif global_logos_psplogo_168x35.jpg global_logos_scealogowhite_60x73.gif
      If any of the products you are using does not have these logos on them, we recommend that you immediately discontinue the use of these products, as they void the PSP system's warranty, and can cause damage to the system. See compatible peripherals for the PSP system for a full list of supported products.
      There are some products that can be used with the PSP system that may not display our logos. Products such as San Disk 1GB Memory Sticks, or various USB cables, needs only to be genuinely certified. Look for the genuine certified logos on these products or contact the company which manufactures these products for more information.

    • Confirm the battery pack is correctly inserted
      Make sure the battery pack is in its proper position (see inserting the battery pack for details).

    • Try the battery pack only
      Unplug the AC adaptor from the PSP system. Make sure a charged PSP battery pack is inserted inside the PSP system. Turn on the unit. If you get power, then the problem may be with the AC adaptor and power cord.

    • Try the battery pack in a different PSP system
      If possible, try your PSP battery pack in a different PSP system. If your battery works on a different PSP system, it may indicate an issue with your PSP system.

    • Try a different PSP battery pack
      If possible, try a different battery in your PSP system. If a different battery pack does work on your PSP system, it may indicate an issue with the original battery pack.

    • Try the AC adaptor and the PSP battery pack
      Insert the battery pack and plug in the AC adaptor. If you still do not get any power, your PSP system may need to be sent in for service (see PSP Service for details).

    • Try the AC adaptor / power cord only
      Turn off the PSP system, unplug the AC adaptor, and remove the battery. Now plug in the AC adaptor to the PSP system with the battery removed. Confirm the AC adaptor and power cord are firmly connected to each other. Now make sure they are also firmly connected to the PSP system and the electrical outlet.
      If the PSP system powers on, the battery may need to be replaced.

    • Check AC adaptor and power cord for damage
      Visually inspect the AC adaptor and the power cord for damage. Do not use if frayed, cut, or damaged in any way.

    • Check the electrical outlet
      Confirm the electrical outlet that you are using is active (receiving power). Try using a different electrical outlet.

    • Try a different AC adaptor and power cord
      If possible, try a different AC adaptor and power cord. If a different AC adaptor and power cord does not work, the PSP system may need to be sent in for service (see PSP Service for details).

    • Confirm no unauthorized system software or downloads were used
      Confirm that you have not used any unauthorized system software updates or downloads on the PSP system. Use of such unauthorized firmware updates voids the warranty and can damage the PSP system.

    • WLAN turned off
      Make sure the wireless (WLAN) network function is not in use while charging. The battery pack cannot be recharged when the WLAN function is being used.

    • Power surge
      If you experienced a power surge, shortage, or a lightning storm in your geographical area recently, this may have affected the PSP system's power supply. Please contact Consumer Services below for information.

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    While playing with PSP it suddenly gets stuck and screen goes blank

    check battery, run without the battery, using ac adapter, see if problem persists did you update psp firmware? if so, undo the update, go back to previous firmware version

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