My PSP simply died on me one day in middle of game, since then, it only charges after i hit it around the power cable area and when played it crashes randomly... PSP has only ever run UMDs and firmware is original. I tried to switch it on without battery, but same story, recently it has died completely...
I am wondering if this is power problem or motherboard.
any help is appreciated. I am wondering if worth fixing or just sell it on e-bay
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Re: PSP does not charge.
Might be the motherboard or charging board overheating crack open the case if its not under waranty and check all connections . turn the psp on and see if any thing gets really hot really fast or if there are any burn marks also make note that the psp might not freeze up when open ... if this is the cast its a cooling issue.... please be forewarned that opening your psp WILL VOID your warranty and could be hazardous (shock, burn damage ect ect) and that YOU AND ONLY you are responsible for your actions
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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.
Instructions 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.
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.
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)...
It sounds like you need a replacement part. If you just got it for Christmas, I would take it back to the store where purchased. If not, I would redeem my warranty, and send it to Sony. If you can't do either of those, then you will have to buy this part: psp_3000_powercable_repair
When you connect the PSP via the USB, does the orange light power on? If you are using the standard USB cable and attached to the top of the PSP, from experience, it needs at least to have a little amount of battery power. If not, it will not totally power on or charge. You need the A/C adapter to charge the battery pack.
I can charge my PSP through USB cable even if its powered off. I'm using this one:
For this u got to reset ur psp. The easiest way to reset the PSP is to do a hard-reset. This means holding the power switch in the up position for around ten seconds. This will then shut off the PSP. You may then need to flick the power button either once or twice for the device to come back on. The hard reset method is normally sufficient to bring the PSP back to life and resume use, although it may mean you lose your place in the game you were playing. The alternative to the hard reset is to drop the battery out of the PSP. While I don’t really recommend this, sometimes a hard-reset will fail and this is your only option. To do this, simply drop the battery out of the PSP by sliding the cover open, and then wait for a few seconds. Pop the battery back in and fire up the PSP. Hopefully all will be well. cheers
I am sorry to say this...but chances are that your battery has malfuntioned or simply can't hold a charge anymore. If you want to be 100% sure try the battery in another PSP...and if it works then there is eomthing wrong with your PSP (this second scenerio is highly unlikely). I recommecnd getting a new battery. Good luck!