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Psp problems hellomy psp wont turn on or anything it is broken i got it to charge once in my car but i had to rig it side ways. i cant get the usb to turn it on either help

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Re: psp problems

Hi Milez,

You probably have a power switch board failure or connection problem. Where the battery connects to the PSP clean that with a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol. Also see what you can do about cleaning the battery connectors the same way. If that doesnot fix it, you may have a cirucit problem inside. Click on the "Repair Directory" at the bottom of this screen. In the directory click on "Video Game Consoles" check with the repair shops that Fix Playstations to find a good deal on fixing it. Good luck

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My psp wont turn on

Make sure it is fully charged and that the battery is not sticking out in the slightest. If you have lost the battery cover, you're going to need to jerry-rig it into place with some duct tape.

Jun 20, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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My psp wont turn on. the amber chargeing light is on, even left for a few hours to charge still wont charge and replaced the battery.

Hi there!
When you charge your PSP with the charger (USB/wall) does the power light turn to amber? If it does not, It's possible that your charger (USB/wall) is already broken. You may need to purchase a new one.
If it does, you may have either a loose power switch (which happens on my PSP Go) or you may need to have your unit checked with a qualified technician.
Hope this helps!

Feb 01, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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My psp wont charge

The psp isn't made to charge from usb by default, if you see that small yellow plug in on the either the side or the bottom, you should have a ac adaptor that came with it to plug in there.

Jun 14, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim...

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It wont turn on at all.

try the battery it may have the problem or i suspected that your charger is the real deal maybe its broken because you say t wont charge right ,or the connection between the battery and the psp so if u charge it it wont because the psp battery isn`t connected to th PSP thanks

May 30, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim...

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Psp wont charge or hold a charger

It could be a bad battery or you can check under the psp if you can turn it on and make sure that under Settings > System Settings > USB Charge is set to on. If it is and it isn't charging then it's a bad battery.

Dec 22, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Psp wont turn on

hi. maybe it could be the screen or maybe it is just broken. my friends went just like that and it was the screen

Oct 29, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Chargind psp

If it’s the 2000 series (PSP Slim), then yes. Connect your PSP system to an available USB port on your computer. Turn on your PSP, then under “Settings“, select “USB Connection”. Your PSP should connect to your computer and start charging. It may take awhile, but it will charge it all the way. Hold the display button (The button with the rectangular shape at the bottom of your PSP) until the screen goes black. This will speed up the charging process and is a good method of prolonging battery life when listening to music or other things.

If that doesn’t work, try looking for an adapter lying around your house that matches the volt numbers. The PSP takes 5V. Most portable CD players use 5V adapters and are usually the same size as needed for the PSP. I suggest using an adapter that matches the volt number and fits without trouble. If the orange light doesn’t come on or the PSP acts weird after charging, I’d stop using the adapter. Ask me any questions if you have any. ;)

Sep 02, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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My psp wont charg

If it won't charge and wont power up then same thing happened to me. If you are willing to open up your psp there is a video on youtube that can show you whats wrong. The cable that connects the buttons on the right side most likely disconnected from the main board and the right side of the psp including the buttons, the power switch and the top right trigger won't respond. When you try to turn on the psp and when its charging if the light won't come on then you might have this problem.

May 10, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Going online

uhh, i don't want to sound sarcastic by this - but the PSP is NOT designed to go online with a USB cable.

The USB cable is used to transfer files to and from the PSP console. You can use it for charging the PSP (Slim) if you don't have a charger with you handy.

Other than that, you can't use the USB cable for anything else.

Apr 06, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Brand new psp battery will not charge

Did you charge it first? You need a good initial charge. Depending on the charger, it could be about 6 hours.

Also, remove the battery and check the metal contacts on the top and make sure that they are not covered by anything. Some come with a film to protect them.

Mar 10, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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