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User Info: Fjoeri

Fjoeri
2 months ago#1
So I dusted off my old PSP 3004. Turns out, I never removed the battery and it's all bloated. So I threw it away and ordered a new one. It should arrive soon. From what I've gathered though, I should be able to start the PSP with just the power cord. However, it doesn't seem to work. No indicator lights, no starting up,... nothing. Am I doing something wrong, or am I missing something? I'd love to get this thing working again.

I remember from a few years ago that the PSP kept giving me the initial booting screen every time I used it (with setting the date and time thing) like it was the first time I used it. I think that annoyed me to the point where I put the PSP aside until now.
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User Info: sanjeust

sanjeust
2 months ago#2
The charger might be dead too.

If the PSP is completely without power it loses its date & time.
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User Info: bandit_wolf

bandit_wolf
2 months ago#3
Did the battery leak onto the system board?
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User Info: Fjoeri

Fjoeri
2 months ago#4
bandit_wolf posted...
Did the battery leak onto the system board?

No. Thank God it didn't. It's just really bloated, like there's air or liquid in there. The inside of the PSP seems just fine.

sanjeust posted...
The charger might be dead too.

If the PSP is completely without power it loses its date & time.

I think this might be the case. I already found a new one. Just not quite sure if it will actually fit in the slot. Fingers crossed. I simply don't trust the specs marked at online shops for Chinese third party gear.
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User Info: sanjeust

sanjeust
2 months ago#5
Good luck!
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User Info: splendidsorrow

splendidsorrow
2 months ago#6
Same thing happened to my battery. Dead and bloated. Sounds like you need to replace your charger, though. I have 2 psps, and one of my chargers mysteriously stopped working.

User Info: sanjeust

sanjeust
2 months ago#7
splendidsorrow posted...
Same thing happened to my battery. Dead and bloated. Sounds like you need to replace your charger, though. I have 2 psps, and one of my chargers mysteriously stopped working.

The wire is probably damaged at some point, and the electricity doesn't travel through the wire.
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User Info: sanjeust

sanjeust
2 months ago#8
If you extend it, and try to untangle it, you might get it to work again. And experiment with it a little.
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User Info: Fjoeri

Fjoeri
2 months ago#9
I got a new battery but it's the wrong size, too fat. It did fit as long as I held it in place. So, I was able to start up my PSP and it still works. The power cord doesn't however. It did nothing when I plugged it in. On closer inspection I found out my long lost cat from back then must have chewed on it. I'm sending back the battery and ordering a slim one plus a new cable. That should do the trick. It was amazing to see all those games on that little handheld. I had already forgotten about them.
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User Info: sanjeust

sanjeust
2 months ago#10
Yeah, it is a little great device, that I love. :)
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