1. stepppp

    OP stepppp Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Messages:
    33
    Country:
    Hi guys

    Just dusted off my Vita, put it on charge and the orange light came on, its been on for an hour and half now.

    Problem is when i press the power button the orange light blinks once but the screen doesn't come on, no sound etc.....

    I have unscrewed the back disconnected the battery and put it back in, and the orange light is still on....but the unit itself wont power up.

    I have searched and held down the button combinations, with no joy.

    Any one got any ideas?

    Ill leave it on charge overnight but im sure it should of powered up by now.
     
  2. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Messages:
    2,380
    Country:
    How are you charging it? Sony went full retard with the charging. It will only charge via USB if it's on, even though USB provides enough power. So, if the unit is discharged to the point where it wont boot, it needs to be charged via the wall AC adapter.
     
  3. K405

    K405 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    Messages:
    25
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Have had the same, even phoned Sony support, eventually it came back to life.. leave it charging and keep trying. The battery pack NiMH needs to be shocked backed to life, that's my theory.

    http://www.powerstream.com/NiMH.htm
     
    Last edited by K405, Sep 3, 2016
  4. thealgorithm

    thealgorithm GBAtemp Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2015
    Messages:
    393
    Country:
    There is usually protection in most of these batteries that stop charging when the battery level is below a certain threshold. Usually when the gauge is at 0% and shuts down in reality there is still around 10% battery. If the device is left off for quite some time when fully discharged, there may be issues.

    Some techniques of recovering from this is to trickle charge it via USB power or connect/remove/connect remove at quick intervals.
     
  5. Condarkness

    Condarkness GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    143
    Country:
    United States
    Dang I didn't know that. I have a vita 1000 that needs to be charged now, or maybe I'll run into the same problem you are having.
     
  6. Shadowfied

    Shadowfied GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Messages:
    2,380
    Country:
    If you try charging it through a USB port (even a high amp charging port) it will not get any charge whatsoever, if it currently is discharged.
     
    THYPLEX and Condarkness like this.
  7. nbvcxy206

    nbvcxy206 Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    63
    Country:
    Had this problem recently. Just attached it to a good external power supply and after some time (maybe 12 hours) the charging process was normal again. (Tried to turn it on several times in between, though.)
     
  8. Condarkness

    Condarkness GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    143
    Country:
    United States
    I charged it though AC but it took over an hour for it to turn back on.
     
  9. Surgeman

    Surgeman Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2016
    Messages:
    59
    Country:
    United States
    If you have a tablet charger(with the usb plug) rated at 5 volts/2.0 amps or better it will full charge in 45 minutes with the sync cable.
     
  10. PagaN

    PagaN GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    217
    Country:
    Cuba
    on standby mode or playing games - fat psvita charged only 92% max, full power off charged 100%
    from ac adapter
     
  11. nero99

    nero99 GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Messages:
    2,995
    Country:
    United States
    when you leave the li-ion batteries with out charging for a while, their remaining power begins to dissipate. i had this issue when i purchased a use 1001 model from gamestop that was sitting there for a few months. left it to charge for about an hour and it worked. thats just how the batteries are made.
     
  12. keran22

    keran22 Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    48
    Country:
    United States
    Hi guys, apologies for the necropost, thought it would be helpful to leave some information here in case someone else has the same problem in the future.

    I have a PS Vita (PCH-1003) which I hadn't used for a year and tried to charge a couple days ago. Tried everything I could think of, USB charging, trying a plug adapter, etc etc with no luck.

    I have a solution! I wondered if it needed something to deliver a lot of power quickly, so pulled out my portable charger (it's an EasyAcc 10000mAh) and lo and behold, after about ten minutes the orange flashing light went solid orange, and it turned on.

    Might be helpful info for anyone else who can't get their Vita to start!
     
  13. Byokugen

    Byokugen Unit_01
    Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,541
    Country:
    Serbia, Republic of
    Hold the power button for 30seconds
     
  14. Agmmga

    Agmmga Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2020
    Messages:
    1
    Country:
    United States
    Hey guys I have a problem with my ps vita pch 1001 model. I can charge the ps vita with a 5v 3amp quickcharge block and the orange light appears. Left it charging overnight and when I pressed the power button nothing happened. I thought maybe the battery didn't keep a charge so I charged it again and within 5 minutes the orange light turned off. I assume the battery is charging but possibly the power button or somwthing with the mainbord is wrong. Also, the screen is cracked internally and there is an orange spot at the bottom of the screen when viewed at an angle. I should also note that the blue loght from the ps logo doesn't turn on or flash when the power button is pressed. I have opened it up and removed the battery plug for about ten minutes to see if that would do anything but it didn't.
     
    Last edited by Agmmga, Jan 14, 2020
  15. shizi

    shizi Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2020
    Messages:
    2
    Country:
    Philippines
    any of you solve this problem? solid orange light charging in psvita slim?
     
  16. JameGumb

    JameGumb Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2020
    Messages:
    1
    Country:
    United States
    ***WARNING! TECH SAVVY INFO AHEAD***
    I have now had this same issue with an old school PSP and now my Vita. I can say that if you are comfortable with soldering irons, and have a bench supply (or equivalent DC power source greater than 2 amps) this info is for you!

    ~background info~
    The way new gen batteries work is interesting. They have built in controller circuitry that reports battery serial number information, temperature, and voltage back to the CPU at boot time, and throughout the usage of the device. This is why these batteries have 3 wires, not 2. One for positive, one for negative, and one for serial communication.

    If you store your device for a long enough period of time, the 10% mentioned in a previous post is not enough to power this circuitry. Essentially, the battery is so dead it cannot report vital statistics to the CPU, so the CPU won't boot, and you can't play your favorite games.

    ~repair info~
    Ok, so grab your screwdrivers, your soldering iron (or alligator clips, whatever works for you and your situation) and take your battery apart. You need to give your base battery a *LITTLE* bit of a charge so that you can run the normal charge routine, and force your battery to report to the CPU. I'm not going to hold any hands in this procedure. If you know what you are doing (or are confident in your Google/YouTube skills) the information is out there. If you are unsure, remember that failure could mean explosion or fire.

    I don't hold any liability for your mistakes. You have been warned.

    Simply connect the battery itself (Past the battery's circuitry) to your supply, and charge it for no longer than 10 or 15 minutes at the battery's supplied voltages. Pros will verify with a voltmeter to make sure your battery is taking a charge.

    Once this is completed, then reinstall the battery and assemble your device. Connect it to your devices OEM charger and enjoy all your handheld has to offer, after waiting an appropriate amount of time for the battery to gain a full and complete charge.

    Good luck, fellow hackers.
     
  17. Demix

    Demix GBAtemp Regular
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2018
    Messages:
    118
    Country:
    United States
    Or just grab a new 4000mah and solder the negative and positive terminal totto previous battery's chip
     
  18. elizammaria

    elizammaria Newbie
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2020
    Messages:
    1
    Country:
    United States
    how are we in september of 2020 and still struggling with this problem. im crYING
     
Draft saved Draft deleted