I picked up this broken psp that was listed as not charging. At first i wired a tp4056 circuit to the battery terminals but it would not charge. then i read sony batteries have a chip inside so i wired an 18650 cell to the board. i have a charger on the way but it won't power on so is it worth doing anything with? or what should i do next
buy a new battery? even if the old one still have some juice left you will end up needing new one.
If it still doesn't charge, check up the charging circuit on board - starting from the connector and up until the battery lead.
the led on the tp4056 board went blue so indicated the psp battery had full charge but it read almost 0v on meter and the same when I opened it up and measured the lithium cells directly. Is there any way to test it out before i spend more money on it? I soldered the 18650 to two pins directly without the board in the picture but it would not power on either.
so you saing wiring the PSP directly to a power supply doesent works either?
I'm not sure but shit might have resistance measurements like the apple crap has that stops them charging from "non-genuine" chargers...
if that's not the case, try measuring values from the battery to the power button.
In the end, the shitty button might went bad from the previous nigger's greasy fingers
i measured the battery terminals and i got .8 volts then rocked them and got 4 volts and it powered on so i'm good now thanks, it was just an intermittent connection.
Using a 64 gig microsd with an adapter in mine and it's working fine. You just have to format it in the PSP and it takes a few extra seconds to scan the contents each time you return to the main menu due to the large size.
that's new to me, i thought the manual specified no larger than 32gb memory for the psp but good to know. the li-ion cell charged up so I'll put the battery together and try it out when the charger comes.
ok thanks all.
the original battery was dead but is charged up now after disassembly and I await a power adapter. the psp1003 wouldn't charge via usb whereas the later 2000 and 3000 did and the seller said he had two psp so maybe there's nothing wrong with it at all.
yeah that's why i bought it. i was going to buy a revo k101 but everyone said this was cheaper and has support for megadrive games whereas the revo doesn't afaik. an android smartphone would be as powerful but doesn't have buttons built in so the games are crippled, unless you use a joypad.
Yeah I was surprised too. Found the microsd for cheap and already had the adapter so I figured I'd give it a shot.
I used an excessive amount of work to find this post while sitting here on the shitter.
Now I can finally go out with the kids and build something of the ice blocks we froze bring the night...
correct, i have 3 1003 models. they unfortunatly dont charge through usb. dont know if that is firmware related tho.
u can upgrade from m33 by mounting flash0 and change the version in the TXT. then insert original 660 firmware and flash with desired
Indeed, you can yank off the drive once you've ripped the discs to your memory card.
I modded my psp further to add usb charging, no big deal, just the +VCC from the barrel socket right to the mini USB pin (it'll try to connect to PC, just abort anyways) and stuffed the space with salvaged cellphone batteries.