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Psp switches on then switches off

After i charged my psp from my pc it switches on then switches off

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Re: psp switches on then switches off

Sounds like your battery not fully charged ? have you not got a psp charger as it takes for ever to charge up on a pc

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I need to know if the power source could be the problem. I already replaced the battery and it worked fine for a week, and then died. I already took it apart once and fixed the dpad, so that's not a p

This could be due to a faulty charging cable, a burnt-out battery or the interference of software you have downloaded. Solve these problems by testing your PSP to locate the charging problem and proceed to implement the correct solution.

Revert to Factory Settings

1 Switch the WLAN button on your PSP so that it is in the "Off" position. Remove any memory stick or UMD that is in the system and put them aside.

2 Choose "Settings " from the left side of the cross media bar. Scroll to "Restore Default Settings." Press "X" to enter this menu. Press "X" to accept the restoration. The PSP will then revert back to its original settings.

3 Power off the PSP and plug it into an outlet with the AC adapter to charge for three hours. Power on the system to see if if the charging issue has been resolved.

USB Charging

4 Power on your PSP and scroll to the far left of the cross media bar. Choose "System Settings" and press "X." Scroll down the System Settings menu until you reach the option for "USB Charge." Press "X" and switch the setting to "On."

5 Return to the "System Settings" menu and choose "USB Auto Connect." Make sure the Auto Connect setting has been turned on. This allows your PSP to enter USB mode and begin charging whenever it is connected to another device.

6 Connect the PSP to a powered on PS3 or PC using the USB connector cable. The small end fits into the top of your PSP while the large end is inserted into a USB slot in your chosen system. The PSP will automatically enter USB mode as soon as it is connected.

7 Leave the PSP attached to the system for 30 minutes to an hour. When you detach your PSP, check your battery power. If it has gone up, then the charging problem is with your AC adapter. You can replace it or continue to use the USB charge function.


8 Plug your PSP into an outlet using the AC adapter cable and power on the system.

9 Enter the "System Settings Menu." Scroll down until you reach "Battery Information." Press "X" to open the menu.

10 Check the last option on the page which is labeled "Battery Status." If the status does not say "Charging," then the battery is not receiving a charge from the cable. While your PSP is getting power from the cable, you will need to purchase a new battery.

Oct 04, 2012 | Video Game Consoles

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My psp will nt charge or turn on it has been in myy locker for a while now when i plug it into my ps3 it will not charge

Try keeping your psp battery in a dry place for a day,then try charging.If this doesn't work..
Try the following:
a) Try charging using a usb cable...
c)Also try cleaning the usb port and power port or the place were u connect the charger to psp...
b) Remove ur psp battery and plug in the charger and turn on the psp... When it turns on put the battery back in (do not turn off the switch or psp when u put the battery back in)...

Mar 15, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Plugging in PSP to charger, no lights at all.

These maybe the the problems:
1) Check weather the charger is switched on.
2) Check weather there is low voltage or high voltage.High voltage can damage your psp or the charger.
3) Check weather your psp is in full charge.The lights may not switch on if you have full charge.
If you have checked all the above you better buy a new one OR buy or borrow a usb cable, connect your psp to a laptop or pc.But before going to usb mode go to system settings in settings and set usb charge to ON.And now you can charge your psp while your in usb mode.The light will turn orange if it doesn't there is a problem with your psp.

Jan 27, 2010 | Sony PSP (Piano Black)

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Green light will stay lite for 20 seconds then shuts off any suggestions

It should be the charge level of the psp.Switch of the psp and keep it for charge.Switch it ON only when you thing it is full.If it is still switching of get your psp a new battery

Jan 23, 2010 | Sony PSP (Piano Black)

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I have charged my psp but when it switches on it switches of

Sounds like it may be "bricked" ~ meaning the system sofware may have become corrupted. Here's a website that can reload it for you for only $29!

Oct 03, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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I cant charg my psp i cant find my charger

When you say you can't cahrge it, do you mean on your PC, PS3 or with the charger? I don't think the PS3 charges the PSP, I have no idea about the PC, but if the PSP doesn't charge using it's charger, it is either the battery, the charger, or the psp charger outlet. If it is the battery, buy a new one. If it is the charger outlet, it is a good idea to have 2 working batteries and to buy an external charger at game crazy, game stop, or from sony. This way, you can switch out batteries while playing, like me :). If it is the charger, buy a new one.
I would suggest first trying to buy a new battery. If it works, you are good to go and your old battery was broken, otherwise your charger/ charger outlet is broken. Buy an external charger. Then, you will be able to charge the batteries while one is in the PSP.
A new battery and an external charger cost about $70, but it is worth it. I hope i helped.

Sep 05, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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My psp turns on and then turn off by itself

There is a dry solder (loose connection) internally ON/OFF PC Board of your PSP. you have to open the PSP and resolder the contacts of ON/OFF switch.

Sep 03, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Switching on my psp after charging it

Please mention after switching on the PSP power LED turns on or not? ================================================= Suppose without connecting the charger when you power on your PSP you will see green light and you will get sound clear with no display at all and after 1 min: PSP will turn off automatically. then 99% it means that your PSP is bricked.

Aug 01, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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