can u use a usb cable to charge a psp?

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#1 Posted by chopmeat (5 posts) -
i think my psp is broken, i could be wrong i haven't played it in a while. i tried charging it with a usb but it doesn't seem to do anything. can u?
#2 Posted by Spongemario (1164 posts) -

No, PSPs cannot be charged by a USB cable alone. You have to charge it with its AC adapter.

#3 Posted by kazuyasongoku (815 posts) -
Well dude i charged mine tonight using the USB-miniB. Set the psp USB connection on and then turn the PSP on to sleep mode by pressing the screen button. The green "ON" light will change to orange meaning it's charging.
#4 Posted by J-link (4805 posts) -
Yes, you can charge the PSP slim via USB but not the old one.
#5 Posted by WSGRandomPerson (13693 posts) -
only the PSP Slim can do USB charge, not the phat model.
#6 Posted by canesfan8193 (477 posts) -
go to target and there is a $7.99 usb that comes with the AC plug also.
#7 Posted by fynne (8078 posts) -

The slim charges directly from USB while the fat needs a special USB cable with 2 plugs to do it.

You have to remember that charging from the USB is slow though. I can get a full charge (from 0%) in 1-2 hrs with the charger. Using the USB method will take MUCH longer.

#8 Posted by shemwill1 (2 posts) -
Well, my cousin is giving me his PSP but he can't find the charger. So, can you charge the PSP with a USB cable or do I have to buy a AC adapter for it ? can someone please tell me ?
#9 Posted by shemwill1 (2 posts) -
Yes you can charge it with a USB cable ! Duh ! Who didn't know that ?
#10 Posted by WSGRandomPerson (13693 posts) -
Well, my cousin is giving me his PSP but he can't find the charger. So, can you charge the PSP with a USB cable or do I have to buy a AC adapter for it ? can someone please tell me ?shemwill1
If you have the USB Charge option ON, then you can charge it through USB. (I'm curious as to why you bumped this thread? It's almost four years old..)
#11 Posted by wfarr (1 posts) -
[QUOTE="shemwill1"]Well, my cousin is giving me his PSP but he can't find the charger. So, can you charge the PSP with a USB cable or do I have to buy a AC adapter for it ? can someone please tell me ?WSGRandomPerson
If you have the USB Charge option ON, then you can charge it through USB. (I'm curious as to why you bumped this thread? It's almost four years old..)

can you usb charge a psp-3000
#12 Posted by rwallacefan (4886 posts) -
Why can't you just go buy an AC Adaptor for PSP, and be done with this fiasco.
#13 Posted by Jonathin_Ramos (1 posts) -
But does the console have to be on?
#14 Posted by Justforvisit (2660 posts) -

OMG a double Necro ._.