Serious PSVITA hardware problem, help?

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  1. Dannckles
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    My fully charged PS Vita started turning off while in standby mode, some time ago. When I turned it on, it asked me to set the time and date again. I noticed, some time later, that whenever I tried to charge it, the PS button would blink orange twice and then stop blinking, and the Vita wouldn't charge. A couple of days later, I couldn't even turn on the Vita anymore, not even with a hard reset. I kept trying and managed to turn it on some times - only for it to turn off right away.

    In a desperate struggle, I opened my Vita, disconnected the battery and connected it again - and everything started working again, for my relief. But now everything is happening again and, before opening it once more, I would like to ask if anyone knows anything about this. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the battery, but as far as I know, Sony won't sell only batteries.

    (I don't live in the US and can't send my Vita to any tech support, before anyone suggests that.)

    Any help would be welcome.
     
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    Are you 100% sure that you're charging it the right way? The early PSVita models could have the plug inserted both ways - symbol up and symbol down. You want to put it in with the PlayStation symbol facing up. If that doesn't help, you might have a defective battery. Rare, but it happens.
     
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    the ps vita's battery MUST have a some power (5%?) to even POWER ON


    try and let to change for a few hours
     
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    Yes, I'm pretty sure, haha. That would not explain the Vita turning off on it's own or asking the date all the time, anyway. I'm inclined to believe I have a defective battery. Is there no solution to this, aside from sending it to Sony?
     
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    I had full battery. I managed to turn my Vita on several times and even corrected the problem for some time, as I described on my post, I used it for a while and then I fully charged it again. So it's not that. Thanks anyway.