1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

PSP - external power problem

Discussion in 'Sony Handhelds' started by arrceebee, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. arrceebee

    arrceebee Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    My PSP works fine on battery but doesn't seem to recognise external power any more.

    The orange light doesn't come on when I connect the a/c adaptor and the system/battery information shows it's still on battery power only.

    I can charge the attery up in another PSP and the external power works fine on another PSP.

    Sounds like the something's broken on the PSP from the DC-IN connector - which used to work fine.

    Any ideas what could have gone wrong. Is there a simple fix or is it a new motherboard job?

    Cheers
     
  2. ThisDude

    ThisDude Regular member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    875
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Take the battery out and plug the ac adapter in. Then turn your PSP on and see if your PSP can run with a charger source.
     
  3. arrceebee

    arrceebee Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Tried with the battery out and just external power - no orange light, no green light and the unit won't turn on.

     
  4. ThisDude

    ThisDude Regular member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    875
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    so at the moment you are charging the battery with another psp?
     
  5. arrceebee

    arrceebee Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2007
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    That's right - I'm using a second PSP to charge the battery.

    Thinking of getting an external charger to do the same, but it's a bit inconvenient having to take the battery out to charge it - I've got very used to putting games into standaby half way through which I lose if I have to take the battery out.

    Plus, the battery cover is not the easiest of things to open

    Just wanted to see if there was a quick fix to get this one charging again.
     
  6. ThisDude

    ThisDude Regular member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2006
    Messages:
    875
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Beats me...
     

Share This Page