How to Charge My PSP Using a USB With My PSP Fully Dead

By Jason Taetsch ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
Keep your PSP charged with the USB cable.

The PSP or Playstation Portable handheld gaming device uses an internal battery to provide power to the device. You can use a USB cable connected to your computer to recharge the battery for more gaming as long as you have previously enabled the USB charging feature in the system's settings. Otherwise you will have to use an external AC adapter with the USB cable if the battery is fully dead and you cannot make changes to the settings.

USB charging

Connect the power cable to your computer or other USB enabled device that will provide a charge to the PSP.

Plug one end of the USB cable into an open USB port on your computer.

Insert the other end into the USB jack on the bottom of the PSP. The power indicator will glow orange when the charging has begun.

USB with AC Adapter

Plug one end of the USB cable into the port on the bottom of the PSP.

Insert the other end into the USB port on the AC adapter.

Plug one end of the AC power chord into the port on the other side of the adapter and plug the other end into a nearby power outlet.

About the Author

Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."