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The second generation PlayStation Vita, the PCH-2000 series, is commonly referred to as either the PS Vita Slim or the PS Vita 2000. Announced in Japan fall 2013, and released in North America in May 2014. It is rated as a hand held entertainment device. Supported by :: Wi‑Fi, PlayStation Now, PlayStation Network / Plus, Bluetooth. Model number: PCH-2001.

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Battery charges, but green light only blinks once when turning on

I have a Vita PCH-2001 that I bought off eBay for parts and repair and I’m trying to figure out what the issue might be. The orange light turns on when charging and turns off when the battery is fully charged, however when attempting to turn on the system I am greeted by the brief flash of a green light and nothing else.

I am unable to get into safe mode, or make anything display on screen. I verified that the battery is alright by checking its voltage manually, and it sits at 4.18-4.2 volts.

Thus far, my only troubleshooting has been checking for water damage (none that I could find), and re-seating all the ribbon cables inside, which resulted in no change to the symptoms. It should be noted that this obviously included disconnecting the battery, which was what I originally tried thinking the issue may have been related to the previous firmware issue with Vitas.

Visually, I am unable to find anything wrong aside from some cosmetic scratches. Does anyone have any idea what the issue might be?

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I having the same darn problem i want this fixed so badly i have looked everwhere and i cannot find anything and opening the system up and disassembling the whole thing also shows no sign of any things missing or broken. Once i open it i can verfy witha a multimeter that it is charging but not turning on!! Please someone have a fix to this will be so greatful.


I'll post a picture here in a bit, but I actually did get mine working by absolute sheer blind luck, but I do know what it was that got it for me.

The group of resistors around the chip near where the battery connects, I accidentally bridged some with my multimeter while the battery was attached and it sparked. After that the system turns on now. I'll take a picture of the place I was probing in a minute.


oh really what chip was it so i cant try it?


I just posted the answer and the capacitors circled. It's what worked for me so hopefully it works for you.


thankyou did you bridge all 3?


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I was able to recover it by complete accident by bridging some capacitors in the marked area while the battery was connected.

I cannot say whether this will be a solution for everyone, and to me seems extremely dangerous but it worked for me by some divine miracle.

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same issue but with psvita slim different position and number of capacitor. Anyone can help me to figure out which one to bridge


Have the same issue, but this time it is a ps vita slim and the board has different orientation of IC


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that was a fuse maybe

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