Question by  tribolumen (25)

Why is my PSP shutting off?

It just shuts off fairly often and it is very annoying.


Answer by  john11 (617)

Your PSP may be shutting off for a variety of reasons. If you've had it for a long time, it probably needs a new battery.


Answer by  StingRay (471)

The battery in the back is loose or dirty. The back cover on the PSP is what keeps the battery in place. If it's not on perfectly or broken, the battery will move inside the compartment and the PSP will lose power. Also try cleaning the contacts with alcohol or contact cleaner.


Answer by  mturk9856 (26)

There could be a few issues: try checking the battery or power connection. The battery terminals might need to be cleaned with some rubbing alcohol to ensure a good connection. In addition, it's possible that the PSP is overheating. In this case, you should try to clean out the fan vent.


Answer by  turkinforalivin (1279)

My guess is that either the fan is not working properly which is causing it overheat, or the battery is bad and needs to be replaced.


Answer by  Josephh (47)

It may depend on many variables. You should be calling SONY instead in order to them repair it, that's the best option, elsewere you should look in forums.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

If your psp shuts off without any warning, there has to be something wrong with the batteries. I think replace the batteries and your psp should be fine. If you spilled it in water or let any liquids leak through then there can also be some permanent damage caused to the psp.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Sounds like a case of the batteries being dead. Check out your batteries and replace them. That must be the problem for sure. It was happening to me before and it was just a simple problem of replacing the batteries. If that's not it, maybe there is a defect. Use your warranty to replace the parts.

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