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PSP Won't start with battery

My PSP will only startup when plugged into the mains adapter. It charges batteries (I have tried two different ones) and shows them as 100%. Any ideas? Would updating the firmware help? Is there a fuse for the battery?

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Re: PSP Won't start with battery

Remove the battery plug the power adapter . hold the power botton nd right R. u ll be in a secret menu go to advanced---> format flash 1 nd reset setting

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Re: PSP Won't start with battery

Open up the battery compartment pull out the battery & clean the 3 contacts with rubbing alchol.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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I was using my psp while it was charging and the charging light turned off, so i naturally assumed that it was fully charged. But a few minutes later the battery died and it wont charge when i plug it in....

Have you tried to remove the battery and put it back in and try to turn it on. Try removing the battery and putting the charger in and starting the PSP. If it starts, it might be the battery. If it doesn't, it's either the plugin for the charger or the PSP is just dead. If it does start with the charger, try putting the battery back in, if it charges awesome. If it doesn't the battery might be dead.

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When i turn on my psp the green light will come on but the screen won't come on and then a few seconds later the green light will shut off completely.

Hi tokyo_grl,
First you have to figure out what is causing the problem. Try the following steps.

1. Remove anything that is connected to the PSP, including the
Memory Stick, battery and any UMD games.
2. Plug the charger into both the wall and the PSP system, then wait for at least 30 seconds before turning the psp on.
--If the PSP turns on, your problem is not with your PSP, but with an accessory that was previously attached.If it does not turn on, your PSP is in need of a repair.
3. Next, unplug the power adapter from the PSP, and firmly place the battery into the PSP.
4. Plug in the Power Adapter once again, and wait at least 30 minutes for the PSP to begin charging, then try and power on the PSP system.
--If the PSP does not power on with the battery plugged in, but it did with just the charger, you need a new battery. If it powers on, do the next step.
5. Place the Memory Stick inside the PSP , and turn on the power. If the PSP does not turn on, but it turned on without the memory, you need a new memory stick.

If your PSP did not turn on during step 2, your PSP is bricked and indeed needs to be repaired by a qualified technician. I hope everything works out for you. Good luck.

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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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Have you try to use come electronic contact cleaner to clean the battery contact of your psp ? Clean both the battery and your PSP !!

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