Blinking orange light

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by CrisR82, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. CrisR82

    CrisR82 Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    I already read a few topics on this, but they don't seem to cover my case specifically so I'm posting it separately.

    I recently bought a used Vita from a used goods site, it seems to be in pretty good condition but I keep having battery life issues. I leave the console plugged in the AC over-night , then in the morning on the buss I try playing Persona 4 Golden - 10 minutes later I get a Low Battery notification.

    What I am noticing is that when charging the console with the AC (I powered it off beforehand), the orange light is blinking. today however I brought the USB cable without the AC to work and plugged it in the PC and I noticed the orange light was solid.

    Should I take this as an indication for a bad charger? My finances are limited at the moment and I'm not sure if I should risk spending additional cash on a charger or not.
  2. mummysboy

    mummysboy GBAtemp Regular

    May 21, 2009
    Orange light blinking is either dead battery (please charge me indication) or insufficient power supplied.

    Try using a differnt USB wall plug and see if you get better results.

    Im using a 5V 2.4A USB wall plug since my SONY one died on me
  3. CrisR82

    CrisR82 Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    (sorry if this is necro-posting, but seemed pointless to open a new topic)

    I decided to keep going like how it is now, and I have more info on what's happening:
    Charging with the charger sometimes works 100% fine, sometimes it starts blinking right away, sometimes it starts blinking a couple of minutes after I plug it in to charge.
    Charging with the USB cable works the same way if I turn the console off.

    I also noticed that while playing, the battery indicator tends to go crazy sometimes, saying "battery is low" but a few seconds later I minimize the game and the indicator is half-full, but shortly after it goes back to red again.

    This makes me lean towards a battery issue, but while playing I can still get a good 2-3 hours of gameplay on Persona 4 Golden...any pointers or tips for stuff to try?
  4. leonmagnus99

    leonmagnus99 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Apr 2, 2013
    United States
    porbably battery related,

    i always keep my vita in sleep mode, it has been 2 weeks now in sleep mode.

    i wonder if this is bad for the battery pack xD

    i love the vita standby time it is so amazing, so much better than the 3ds ones.
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