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Was just wondering I charged my sons psp on the computer but didnt dial down the power so now it wont turn on did i just fry the battery or the whole machine?? thanx S

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Chances are you just fried the battery. You can go to Ebay and find a new battery their for a very good price. Of course, if it got too hot cause it was left on while charging, the safety feature that keeps it from frying will keep it from turning on too. Wait a few hours to cool down then check it. If it doesn't turn on just go to ebay and buy a new battery. No big deal.

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The computer probably wont supply enough power to charge the PSP, just plug it in to the charger and leave it for 20 minutes and it will power up

Posted on Mar 11, 2011

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  • Robert Gunter Mar 11, 2011

    I never thought of that. Could be a possibility. But weren't PSP's designed so you can charge them on your computer?

  • Martin Murray Mar 11, 2011

    yes but some computers only supply a small charge to each USB Port

  • Martin Murray Mar 11, 2011

    Just make sure you leave it switched off and charging for at least twenty minutes before trying to turn it on

  • Robert Gunter Mar 15, 2011

    Hmm... that's cool. I didn't know that.

  • Martin Murray Mar 15, 2011

    did my solution work then TopMusician3?

  • Robert Gunter Mar 16, 2011

    Ummm... no desrespect intended scousemartin but... I didn't ask the question. dsmeissner did. Shouldn't you be asking him? Lol.

  • Martin Murray Mar 16, 2011

    none taken, but trying to keep track of who asked what on here is hard :) But yes you are right i should be asking him. But as he isnt answering :)

  • Robert Gunter Mar 16, 2011

    Ah. True. I actually don't own a psp. Lol. I just like to take any broken electronic and try to fix it. You learn alot about how they go together and stuff that way. Also, in response to your question, I did have a friend test your solution on three computers and found that one of them, an old Dell Latitude laptop, didn't put out enough from the USB port to charge it.

  • Martin Murray Mar 16, 2011

    it also depends on how many usb devices are plugged into the pc/laptop too. Even newer machines cant handle it sometimes, if i plug my phone in and a usb hard drive, along with my keyboard and mouseand a webcam, unless i use a dual mini usb cable , one for charging and the other for communication the hard drive will beep as there is insufficient power and i have a 750w power supply in there :)

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