Weird PSP Go power issue

Discussion in 'PSP - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by vila, May 19, 2017.

  1. vila

    vila Newbie

    Apr 29, 2017
    United States
    So I brought an psp go (N1001) a long while back, and I recently took it out. Apparently I had a hard time turning it on. Then I remember the seller said something about a power issue and that it works when it is charged.
    Now I'm not sure if it's the battery or something but it takes multiple tries to turn on the handheld. I have noticed that when I press in the middle (on top of the analog and select/start button) it seems to turn off the system and it turns all lights. This also happens when I close the system without doing it slowly.
    Sometimes, the light will turn on, when turning, but the system won't turn on. Pressing a few times in the middle, keeping it still, and turning it on seems to work most times.

    Could anyone help with what's going on? Everything inside seems normal. This is the only PSP handheld I have such weird issue :/
  2. nero99

    nero99 GBAtemp Addict

    Sep 18, 2014
    United States
    sounds like it needs a new battery or motherboard. try the battery first, its much easier to test with a new one.
  3. Tikker

    Tikker GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 8, 2007
    every once in a while my psp go stops charging, and won't turn on

    i find I need to reseat the connector for the battery. it's about a 5 min fix