Vita won't charge

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by BilboBagons, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. BilboBagons

    BilboBagons Newbie

    May 1, 2017
    United States
    Bowser's Castle, from Sonic
    I recently had my PS Vita repaired at ubreakifix, as it had a scratched inner screen. While the screen is now perfect, my Vita will not turn on, and when I try to charge it, the home button is orange for about a second before going blank again. I have an original Vita. Am I looking at an internal battery problem?
  2. Trumpasaurus

    Trumpasaurus GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 8, 2017
    United States
    Yes. Sounds like a battery problem. It's just old. If it's an original Vita, the battery is 5 years old. And if it didn't have regular charge cycles, it may need to be replaced.
    Batteries are cheap. You can easily replace it.
    If you really want to save money, you can try "jumping" the battery. It's dead, but you can likely get it working again. There are guides on YouTube. Google "How to recharge dead rechargeable batteries" (or something similar). It involves using double AAs (or whatever you have) and these wires to jumpstart it (negative and positive terminals touching the dead battery).