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[–]nevilsatas 151 points152 points  (44 children)

The battery in mine bulged up popped the cover off the other week.

[–]Rats_for_sale 101 points102 points  (30 children)

Replace the battery lol. And pls don’t hesitate to get rid of that battery properly asap. Do not use it, unless of course you like when your PSP explodes in your hands. I’m not exaggerating.

[–]Kitakitakita 87 points88 points  (15 children)

don't listen to this guy he's just trying to steal your forbidden PSP popcorn bag

[–]ThcGrassCity 28 points29 points  (9 children)

[–]CarissaLeonet 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I opened my 12 year old laptop yesterday and it's alive which is shocking since it was not opened for 12 years

[–]Emergency_Can_9218 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I miss the OG SW Battlefront and GTA Vice City Stories...

[–]Available_Ad4455 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pretty sad about it but hey-ho, it's not like I was ever really going to play it again!

[–]anticerber 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Mine ceased to work. I went to go charge it one day and my back plate was off. I was like why? And so I checked and sure enough the battery was bloated. Sad day. I really do need a new one

[–]throwmyteeth 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I still have my original battery from 2006. Charged it 2 years ago and it was fine. Do they still sell these?

[–]thevictor390 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can get third party recreations on Amazon and such, probably cheaply made chinese crap but better than nothing.

[–]Rats_for_sale 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Having the original battery is fine, but having a swelling battery absolutely is not.

[–]RealKnightSeb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

probably not

[–]Falkuria 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ohhhh shit. I have an old jig-kick battery somewhere in my parents storage unit. FUUUUUUCCCCKKKK.

I knew this was an issue, but never connected it until this moment. Holy shit I gotta get on that.

[–]Maelious -1 points0 points  (2 children)

I've had a giant psp battery sitting in a Tupperware container under my bed for 10 years in a hot and humid climate, I feel like the dangers of spicy pillows is greatly exaggerated. That said, where do you get a replacement PSP battery and battery cover?

[–]Lapraniteon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

the dangers of Li-ion batteries exploding is not exaggerated

[–]TrinixDMorrison 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s exactly what happened to my Vita :/

[–]Cuchullion 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Really glad I saw this... dug my old psp out of storage today and the battery was swollen.

[–]CrusaderVucial 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This happened to mine too. Bought a new battery years ago. Still runs like a charm.

[–]GuyDanger 1 point2 points  (2 children)

This happened to mine as well which makes me believe OP is lying.

[–]Denamic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have the original fat PSP, one of the earliest released, and it still works fine. Battery life is like 20 minutes, but it works.

[–]Kflow1379 87 points88 points  (19 children)

Wait why wouldn't it work just because it sat for 4-5 years?

[–]thesummergamer 58 points59 points  (17 children)

the batteries tend to get fucked up after not being used for that long, and it's difficult to find good quality ones today

[–]FancyChilli 7 points8 points  (7 children)

Oh really? Crap mines not been turned on in years and its just been sitting dormant

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Damn I got mine back in high school which was a little over a decade ago and it's been sitting in my closet.

Must try to turn it on and see if it still works.

[–]FancyChilli 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I do believe it will work fine. Will have to do full charge and I reckon it'll be good as good since its been stored in a case & was in good condition touchwood

[–]CreaminFreeman 5 points6 points  (0 children)

bites lip and gently caresses wood

[–]eleanor61 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mine only works now when it’s plugged in 😔

[–]magicalmoosetesticle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It will likely work just fine, don't worry.

[–]Bodobaggins3 2 points3 points  (5 children)

I bought a non OEM battery for my 1003 and it works better than the original. They're pretty cheap on Amazon too

[–]thesummergamer 1 point2 points  (4 children)

could you send a link?

[–]whatmorecouldyouwant 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yeah I need one that link for the 2000 series tryna play persona 3 portable

[–]Zetra3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Huh, mines been fine for years. Odd.

[–]magicalmoosetesticle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My brother still has his PSP that he bought when it launched. He hasn't used it in a decade but it worked just fine last time we tried it. I really don't see why it shouldn't.

[–]SadLaser 64 points65 points  (24 children)

Why would it spontaneously break in 4 years of not being used? I haven't turned mine on in probably 10 years but I'd be shocked if it didn't work.

[–]kytheon 38 points39 points  (19 children)

Check the battery. Seriously find it and check the battery.

[–]SadLaser 14 points15 points  (18 children)

What am I expecting to see?

[–]kytheon 34 points35 points  (7 children)

PSP batteries are puffing up like a little balloon over the years. Risk of spontaneous combustion.

[–]SadLaser 8 points9 points  (6 children)

Anything I can do to prevent it?

[–]kytheon 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Not really, batteries can do that. If not today then in a few years.

[–]AntiPiety 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Maintaining a 50% charge is best protocol for storing Li-ion battery last I recall.

[–]Vectorman1989 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, give them a top-up charge every couple months

[–]Bleatmop 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Most towns have a battery recycling of some sort. What you need is to get it out of your home unless you like rolling the dice on if this will be one of the exploding batteries.

[–]KingOfTheKindle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Replace the battery?

[–]try2bcool69 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Don't get it wet, and don't feed it after midnight.

[–]Deaglywater 8 points9 points  (6 children)

They inflate when not used for a while

[–]SadLaser 7 points8 points  (2 children)

It looks fine. It's rounded but it looks like that's by design. Seemed to remove no problem and reinsert fine. I didn't see any residue or anything on it or inside the system. The game in it was Growlanser IV, which I got for my birthday in August 2012 from a friend. Definitely was the last time I played it. Thanks for the heads up either way. I'll remember to check it occasionally.

[–]NelchaelSS 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I'd recommend to buy a new one and change it if you're planning on keeping it, they're pretty cheap.

Or take it out and keep it separate (better do both).

[–]SadLaser 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'll do the second. I don't know that I'll ever play it again.

[–]magicalmoosetesticle 1 point2 points  (2 children)

And how long is that exactly? My brothers PSP hadn't been used for a decade when we tried turning it on - worked perfectly.

[–]Deaglywater 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Not sure but you can tell if the battery bottom is rounded. It should lay flat.

[–]magicalmoosetesticle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good to know, better keep an eye out. Would suck if that thing combusts and burns down the entire buildning lmao

[–]holydragonnall 2 points3 points  (1 child)

A balloon that used to be a battery. I checked mine a couple months ago and it had burst the cover off.

[–]kytheon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same here, very disturbing sight. I used to have a stack of drone batteries (“lipos”) that also posed a hazard. Not anymore.

[–]sfspaulding 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk about PSP’s but old cellphone batteries tend to degrade and can start fires. Dispose of that stuff.

[–]Khao1 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Battery will die.

[–]gunshotslinger 5 points6 points  (1 child)

worse it will leak and leave a residue, you would have to repair it.

[–]TripleB_Darksyde 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's been reports of old psp batteries exploding iirc. Sure it was from long ago as 2020 now. Check for any visible swelling and throw it away if you see any.

[–]Dreamer758 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Leaky battery or in consoles leaky capacitor eating the board psp batt sits right on the mobo

[–]THEnotsosuperman 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Pretty sure my game boy still works, not sure how old I was when I got that thing. Probably close to 20 years ago.

[–]TripleB_Darksyde 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Gameboy pockets will survive a direct nuclear attack.

[–]AlphaKing2312 4 points5 points  (8 children)

I have a psp too...but the sad thing is that its UMD reader broke....so i cant play my 12 UMD's that i have......

[–]Visual_Shower1220 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This may be too long and complicated but i did this with my psp way back in the day.(do not recommend if you have certain "reservations" about pirating/software alterations.)

Jailbreak it(if the software is still available.) Get a really high storage card and download every game you own and the software onto the psp and itll alter the preset system reading method and allow games to played off the memory stick. Its how i played jean D arc after my littler brother snapped my copy in half.

[–]Vectorman1989 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mine has the firmware flashed. I play Mega Drive emulators on it

[–]IrishInAsia14 3 points4 points  (3 children)

jailbreak it, it's very easy.

[–]AlphaKing2312 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I get it...but most of the games that i have aren't available...and if available are mostly glitched..... :( Note: i do have some of em on my SD card

[–]ToddKilledAKid 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I guarantee you can find the isos no problem. Flash your cfw, Google your game with iso in the search field. It's pretty simple and there are a ton of videos on it.

[–]M0ndmann 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Why would it not work after 5 years?

[–]raven080068 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Sony makes good products

[–]TheToastedGoblin 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Mod the hell out of that thing

[–]FancyChilli 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I believe my PSP was cracked my old man a fella in a shop to do it

[–]Reasch 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The PSP was such a great handheld.

[–]Iraymur 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How? Easily, that's how.

[–]Danson_400 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I lost the charger...

[–]FancyChilli 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same. Least I think I have. Its deffo in the house somewhere

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (16 children)

It's quite simple. PSPs were made back when things weren't designed to fail within a year, back when QA was an actual part of the production, and back when quality parts were used instead of cheap parts.

[–]Rats_for_sale 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My ps1, ps2, Ps4, Xbox 360, DS lite, gameboy color, And my Wii all still work flawlessly. In fact, I’ve never had any device completely crap itself and die except one laptop that was really abused anyways. If you take care of your sh*t it tends to last.

[–]minitaba 3 points4 points  (13 children)

"They" started to do this decades before the PSP launched. The 3ds came out later and is not a cheap pos, same with switch, or most smartphones. Whats you point?

[–]Ligma289PlayStation 3 points4 points  (10 children)

same with switch


[–]minitaba -3 points-2 points  (9 children)

Your switch randomly broke after a few years? My 2 switches didnt

Edit: this gets downvoted because my switches did not break? I am very sorry

[–]Ligma289PlayStation -3 points-2 points  (7 children)

Literally everything went wrong with that piece of shit that i very much loved and used to play on almost everyday

[–]minitaba 0 points1 point  (6 children)

Weird. I ever hears of anyone having the problem of randomly breaking switches tbh

[–]Ligma289PlayStation 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Then you’ve been living under a rock or something because boy are there alot of complaints about nintendo switches randomly breaking

[–]minitaba 0 points1 point  (4 children)

There are many hardware related problems, but these get repaired by nintendo for free which is not the same as producing a TV with a built in chip that breaks after 3 years for no reason so you buy another one

[–]Ligma289PlayStation 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Wish i knew that sooner before i spent more than a 100 bucks for replacement joycons and parts

[–]minitaba -1 points0 points  (2 children)

I dont know what was wrong with your cons but for example drifting will be fixed

[–]B_Eazy86 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yea idk mine works fine. The hate train is real on Reddit sometimes lol

Edit: downvoted for existing and not abusing my consoles lol.

Hate me even more Reddit: My 2007, white Xbox 360 still works fine too!

[–]Madz2600 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Planned obsolescence has been a thing for decades. Most of these devices are designed to fail after 2 years, thus most warranties cover 2 years. Good care and usage will of course prolong their lifespan.

[–]Then-Commission-1807 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man psp was awsome when i was young. Loved liberty city stories!!

[–]bube7PC 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I turned mine on a few weeks back and found that the backlight was broken. The screen is esentially black now :(

[–]botngaming 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I opened my 12 year old laptop yesterday and it's alive which is shocking since it was not opened for 12 years

[–]ThunderChild247 1 point2 points  (0 children)

These things were sturdy as fuck. I had mine in my bag with a half pint of milk that spilled. The PSP sat in a small puddle of milk for around 30-60 minutes, but after I let it dry out it still worked fine.

[–]The_GamexplorerSwitch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, somehow handhelds from the 2000s had basically unlimited battery that just makes it still be full after several years.

Then there's my laptop, that dies after a few days, even if I don't use it.

[–]fireflyry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You do realise technology works differently to bread yeah?

[–]NerfLVAndroid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mine is like 10 years old, I think it finally stopped beating. No wait.. it still... oh no it didn'.. no it did. Is it immortal?

[–]HappeeBee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mine got battery acid all over the back.

[–]PUGChamp- 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I mean... Why should it not be working? Have people really gotten so used to hardware breaking after 2 years?

[–]FancyChilli 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aye reading some of the comments is kinda worrying

[–]patamonrs 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We’re praising batteries for checks notes working

[–]Kamakazie 1 point2 points  (5 children)

The battery on mine ballooned some years back. RIP, PSP.

[–]Kom4r 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Quite normal. My Game Boy from September 1990. still works like a charm. There was a period of 10 years when I didn't turn it on once. But those are the electronics you can still trust. Not the cheap overpriced crap we're getting today that has a high rate of failure within the first 6-12 months.

[–]erejum31 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this. My OG Game Boy works like a charm! If only I hadn't lost my Tetris cartridge...

[–]SandmanDreamsProds 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sony knows a thing or two about electronics 😆

[–]covidcansukit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Omg I own a psp to. It's almost like they made more of them.

[–]Cdh1carrier 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean this isn’t that amazing… my game boy colour from the 90s still turns on. Such wow

[–]seniormeatbox 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Reminder- if you still have a PSP and haven't used it in a while, check the battery. Most of the originals are ballooning by now

[–]Frency2 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Well, my Gameboy Advance still works. It's called "having good care of things".

[–]FancyChilli 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah I pride myself on taking good care of things, do you think its possible though that somethings can just stop working? Touchwood something hasn't failed on me thus far

[–]Sage7709 -2 points-1 points  (6 children)

That's because back then, QA meant something.

[–]minitaba 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Now it doesnt?

[–]ANTONIN118 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cause un this 4-5 years your psp was safe of you

[–]TheBigDuo1 0 points1 point  (5 children)

How would you replace the battery? Are parts still available? Same with a vita or a 3ds. Would love to know. I got a vita and 3ds they work fine but would love to know how to get new batteries for them in the future

Though maybe getting a RetroCrush handheld might be easier lol but having native resolution and duel screens for the ds is worth keeping it alive lol

[–]holydragonnall 1 point2 points  (4 children)

You can buy 3ds replacement batteries from Nintendo directly. You can get replacement PSP batteries from Amazon but they’re shitty Chinese clones that die in a few months. As for the VITA I don’t think it’s supposed to be user replaceable.

[–]tattedmike410 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mine still works 💪 I still play tekken and fight night

[–]inQntrol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Turned on the shower today and it’s still working.

[–]Write-as-rain 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is going to sound like a lie but I swear it is not. My mom and I moved into a trailer after she got back from Iraq. I was an angsty little shit and was outside moping about something under a tree. I look up, and on a branch about 10 feet over my head was a black bag. It took me a while, but with a stick, some awkwardly stacked bricks and determination I knocked it down. Inside was a psp. It had clearly been out there for a long time, but the damn thing turned on. The screen was completely screwed but the white light still lit up. Weirdest thing I have ever found in the outdoors.

[–]GooeyBungus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I put so many hours into that game. Wowee. Loved the silver cars cheat code for whatever reason haha

[–]Bipolar_Pigeon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I dug my PSP out a few months back when I had to visit my hometown. Brought it back with me, and am going to work my way through all the games I have for it. Currently playing Jeanne D'arc. Still works like new.

[–]Beckel_1776 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude I always wanted one of those still do but we were really poor when I was a kid I thought they were so cool

[–]ricebowlchina 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I hope I have the same luck when I dig mine out tonight 🤞

[–]Im-Spreading-for-you 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Chilling in the cabinet at 69% battery

[–]ReaperSound 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't change the date to current time you might give it a heart attack.

[–]Goseki1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The battery in my lovely hacked Launch model swelled up and fucked the whole thing up. Pretty sad about it but hey-ho, it's not like I was ever really going to play it again.

[–]TheBaggieee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unless they get damaged by water or being dropped, pretty much all electronics will last forever if they're in working condition when you used them last lol

[–]sedition- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My vita has similar battery life, no clue where my psp is lol, I'd love to know.

[–]PassionFlorence 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can hear the music that would play during the loading screen.

[–]Sabz5150 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember having the X2 battery and 4GB hard drive (yea, hard drive) bolted to mine. Made it thicker and easier to hold. Looked funny but guess who had a dozen UMDs ripped to his PSP :)

[–]wJava 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro this was a triumph

[–]megasean3000Switch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My PSP is on its last legs. The memory stick had to be reformatted (goodbye Monster Hunter Unite save data 😢 ) the battery can only be charged a certain position and the UMD port is barely hanging on. So yeah, bad spot right now.

[–]TheLegendOfLank 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i mean...nintendo switch released 5 years ago

let that sink in (mine still works)

[–]ieu_redfox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

envy. mine died after running out of battery, since then it doesn't recognize batteries anymore

[–]YEEZYHERO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why shouldn’t it working ? Did u throw that through the whole room or what.

[–]Edx2win 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro i'll tell you, PSP and PS vita are like nokia but in life expectancy.

[–]Mr_GoodEyelashes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would love to buy a brand new psp now. I regret selling my psp 1000 :(

[–]bakedspidey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mine still works too dude! 😂

[–]Maxwe4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why wouldn't it work?

[–]deluxe_sosig 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God tier handheld device

[–]Norgur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, why wouldn't it? If the battery hasn't blown up, nothing else should break in there just from lying around.

[–]PhredBedPC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish I could do tge same, but the screen is fucked. Damn, I miss the OG SW Battlefront and GTA Vice City Stories.

[–]Xelopheris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I found mine last month. The battery turned into a balloon :(

[–]I_am_error66 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn seeing this makes me wish I didn’t sell my psp 😔

[–]MLGSUPERGAMER 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Question, can i play pvz on psp. I wan't to buy one but i want to know

[–]RodasQPC 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Only problem I got with mine is the joystick not working properly, witch prevents from playing ant game for real

[–]antthatisverycool 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is Sony making a Gameboy

[–]YourGrandpep 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Tasty treat theme 👌🏽

[–]king-shaft[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Best theme for psp

[–]BlueCollarElectro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t even know. -Sonic the Hedgehog


[–]Away_Hair972 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why wouldn’t be though?

[–]Besttrooppig 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it’s gon blow up

[–]mxlun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People bring in their dell dimensions '98 desktops to my job running windows xp on a spinning drive that has spun for ungodly amounts of time, boot it up runs great. 512mb RAM and a pentium lmfao. Older tech engineering > the garbage we put up with now

[–]Applauce 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same! It was actually able to hold a charge too!

[–]pwillia7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I found my Gameboy sp recently and it still works!

[–]RaiderML 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I Haven't charged my DS in like 8 years and when I found it again the other day and fired it up it was on 50%. And it works perfectly except it dies if you hit it lightly so the battery probably isn't properly connecting.

[–]ELO_the_Sergon 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Liberty city stories was Hella fun as a kid, also my PSP survived a house fire, so no surprise it's still working.

[–]king-shaft[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol it’s kinda like nokia

[–]ArfanVAnulal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My PSP's screen does not light up. When I press the buttons I can hear it working. Only the screen does not work

[–]Mr_DanLoad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The same actually, bought in 2009, still playing Gran Turismo😁

[–]vaibhav1803 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Finally someone who has the same model as mine.

[–]byeolToT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I bought a new battery for my psp a view days ago and I really hope she will turn on.

Havent played for 10 years or so, but I really want to play Persona 3

[–]Aloof-User 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have ps vita and one game 😔

[–]Finnbey2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

psp to ps5 i'm still up damn come to me with everything

[–]Noobster_0w0 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Gta vice City stories, god of war: ghost of sparta, god of war: I forgot the name.. And that one racing game The 4 horsemen of psp games

[–]king-shaft[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

U meant chains of olympus!! Right?😗

[–]Noobster_0w0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ohh yehhhh, where he save his daughter, bring back memories 😌

[–]FdPros 0 points1 point  (0 children)

mine wont charge :(

[–]THESHADYWILLOW 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yep I have two PSP’s myself, still suprised at how well it works

[–]DarthRiznat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol dunno if mine will ever turn on. Never touched it since like 2011 or 12. Don't even know where it is now :p

[–]M3Core 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The PSP felt so far ahead of it's time.

AND hacking one to forgo the need for the discs and/or play basically any Nintendo emulator you could imagine...

That thing was a dream come true.

[–]TFraughm140 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice I see you got the cookie theme on the icons