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#1 Posted by jamie89s (4 posts) -

So I bought a psp 2 years ago and played the hell out of it, but for the last 6 months its been sitting in the closet. I took it out today to play with it and it wont turn on. Im guessing the battery is drained and needs to be charged,but heres the issue...The AC input stopped working a year after I bought it and was forced to charge it via USB connection.

But to charge it via USB you have to turn the PSP on, go to settings and select USB charge.....so to charge the damn battery I have to be able to turn the psp on to select USB charge, BUT THE DAMN BATTERY IS DRAINED! HOW DO I TURN IT ON TO SELECT USB CHARGE MODE?

and about the AC/wall charger, I lost it, then bought a generic charger and it must have been the wrong voltage or something, because later I went to gamestop and bought an official AC charger and it wouldnt work either. So USB charge is my only option.

Should I just buy a new battery and hope it comes with some charge on it so I can turn it on and charge it up. Do new psp batteries come with any charge on it?

#2 Posted by genius2365 (437 posts) -

So I bought a psp 2 years ago and played the hell out of it, but for the last 6 months its been sitting in the closet. I took it out today to play with it and it wont turn on. Im guessing the battery is drained and needs to be charged,but heres the issue...The AC input stopped working a year after I bought it and was forced to charge it via USB connection.

But to charge it via USB you have to turn the PSP on, go to settings and select USB charge.....so to charge the damn battery I have to be able to turn the psp on to select USB charge, BUT THE DAMN BATTERY IS DRAINED! HOW DO I TURN IT ON TO SELECT USB CHARGE MODE?

and about the AC/wall charger, I lost it, then bought a generic charger and it must have been the wrong voltage or something, because later I went to gamestop and bought an official AC charger and it wouldnt work either. So USB charge is my only option.

Should I just buy a new battery and hope it comes with some charge on it so I can turn it on and charge it up. Do new psp batteries come with any charge on it?

jamie89s
First off, make 100% sure the official AC charger won't charge the PSP. If it won't charge, it may be a sign of bigger problems (since you accidently used a charger with the wrong voltage it MAY have fried your PSP). However, new PSP batteries don't usually come pre-charged, from what I know. If you really want your PSP back, you could try buying a new charger and a new battery. If that doesn't work, you could always take out the memory card and buy a cheap used PSP. Good luck
#3 Posted by Shadowchronicle (26039 posts) -
I would recommend buying a new AC charger and a battery. The minimum would be a battery then charge. You might also want to clean it and refurnish it if you haven't played for awhile.
#4 Posted by Dudersaper (32950 posts) -
That happened to me, just found a friend that had a PSP and charged up the PSP until I could do it by USB, Then buy a new AC charger. The battery is probably still good.