How to Charge a PSP PHAT With a USB Cable

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How to Charge a PSP PHAT With a USB Cable
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The Sony PSP-1000 model, affectionately known as the PSP "Phat," has a huge number of options if you want to play games, watch movies and listen to music. You also have an option in charging the console: by AC adaptor or USB cable. Setting up your PSP to charge by USB is actually very simple.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Plug a 5-pin USB cable into the USB port at the top of the PSP console. Plug the other end of the cable into an open USB port on the computer.

  2. 2

    Power on the PSP console and press the "Home" button to bring up the home menu.

  3. 3

    Navigate to "System Settings" and select "USB charge." Change the setting to "Yes" to make the system charge when connected by USB cable.

  4. 4

    Select the "Settings" menu and navigate to "USB Connection." Press "X" to start the USB connection, and the USB will begin charging.

Tips and warnings

  • When connected by USB cable, you can also use the USB connection to transfer music, movies and other files to the PSP console for later use.
  • When the USB connection is active, and charging, you will not be able to use your PSP phat for any other functions without stopping the charge.

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