I accidently dropped the PSP and when i went to check if it will turn on, the power switch was very loose and nothing happened when i fliped it up. im probably gonna have to buy a replacement circuit board or something. what should i do to fix the problem without going out and buying a new PSP or sending it to SONY
If it's under warranty send it back, if it's not then do this. Order a replacement power switch online, ebay is pretty good for psp parts. There's 5 screws holding the front cover of the PSP together two on the right that are recessed, you'll need a long skinny precision screwdriver , there's two more under the warranty stick behind the battery and one more in the middle of the silver metal piece. The power stick assembly is a separate board that plugs into the psp and a easy repair. Just be careful once you remove the faceplate one dust particle and you'll be taking it apart again to clean the inside of the screen.
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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!
I had something like this happen to me, but I was lucky enough that it started working again. Try putting it in a bag or container of rice, because rice absorbs moisture, so it might pull any water out of it. Hope this helps.
Since you are looking inside, try this. Trace the wires that come from the power switch back to the Motherboard. The wires from the switch will connect to two pins on the motherboard. Carefully jump those two pins with a screwdriver and the machine should turn on. I would suggest doing this with all drives and cards unplugged first.
Try this :
Put in the battery, and hold down the ON Button for 10 seconds.
Then, take out the battery
Hold down the power ON switch and put the battery in while holding the ON Switch...
Let go of Power switch, and charge the battery for 10 hours
Try turning it on
hmmm... that sucks. Could be a fried power slide-switch. If no power is getting through the system, even when using the AC adaptor, it's probably something in the power chain.
It might be of benefit if you could try the battery and power adaptor in someone elses PSP, if they both work then it's probably something internal, and it's not unheard of for the power switches to go kaput.
If it's under warranty, take it back. If not, you'll need to have it checked out I think.
Open the battery compartment, and remove the battery. Look at the bottom inside corner for a little square sticker with has marks on it. is it dark or light, If it is dark, your PSP has come in contact with moisture. I suspect that your PSP has gotten wet or damp. If the sticker is dark, you need to keep your battery out for about 2 days, and keep the UMD door open and the whole PSP kept in a dry environment. Try it after 2 days of drying to see if it is recovered. Good luck Gohan....