Pandora Battery Problem - Not Charging

Discussion in 'PSP - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by TachikomaUK, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. TachikomaUK

    TachikomaUK Newbie

    Jan 28, 2013
    Hi all

    I bought a Pandora Battery fr my PSP100 from a chap online and received it today.
    I took out my standard battery, connected mains AC and turned PSP on.
    When it was booted I popped the Pandora in and...nothing.
    No Orange light or anything, remained Green.
    So I disconnected the AC and the PSP turned off showing the battery had no charge.
    With PSP off I reconnected the AC and still no Orange charge light.
    Reinserted my standard battery and immediate the orange light came on.
    So, in short, is this a dead Pandora Battery?

    Thanks in advance 8o)
  2. 75mak

    75mak GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 10, 2011
    Bump, i have a similar problem as well... Is the pandora dead
  3. TachikomaUK

    TachikomaUK Newbie

    Jan 28, 2013
    I never received any replies here but having tried everything I could I eventually had to admit defeat and did a non-pandora hack instead.
  4. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    Global Moderator
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    The orange light may appear with a delay if the battery is practically dead, give it time. If it does not light up no matter what you do, here's what you should try:
    • Check whether the battery has a switch on it. Some commercially sold Pandora batteries have a switch to alternate between Pandora Mode and Battery Mode - always charge in Battery Mode
    • If you are unable to charge the battery after making sure that it's in Battery Mode, turn on your PSP with a standard battery in it, insert the charging cable, remove the standard battery and insert the Pandora - the PSP should not turn off, it's running off AC power. If the battery is not broken, this procedure will force it into Charging Mode which is signified by the animated battery symbol. Charging it like this should allow you to kickstart it again
    If neither of the steps above help, the Pandora is likely broken. Lots of retailers keep their batteries in a discharged state, which is detrimental to their "health" - do your best to keep your Pandora's charged up, even when you're not using them.
  5. TachikomaUK

    TachikomaUK Newbie

    Jan 28, 2013
    Thanks Foxi4, found that info on some other sites and sadly in my case it did not work.
  6. Joshua Howard

    Joshua Howard Newbie

    Jan 5, 2015
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    Put a lot of pressure next to the black connector on your, pandora when it is in the PSP, this will push down the cut connection so that it works, when u release pressure, its a jig-kick once again! Oh, and i used a broken psp for this, its screen was cracked, i have many more. Oh and Foxi4 thanx, u saved my official pandora
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