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08 Mar 2012
By kivi95
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How do you charge your psvita via pc?

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I'm trying and trying but can't work it out!! how to you charge you psvita on the pc? I have set the usb on the pc and the option USB power supply ON. The same thing goes with how to you charge the psvita in the Car?

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Re: How do you charge your psvita via pc?

You can't charge your Vita on a PC if your PC doesn't have beefy enough USB sockets current wise

 

Some PCs can do it, some can't

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Re: How do you charge your psvita via pc?


kivi95 wrote:

I'm trying and trying but can't work it out!! how to you charge you psvita on the pc? I have set the usb on the pc and the option USB power supply ON. The same thing goes with how to you charge the psvita in the Car?



Turn the Vita completely off it wont charge whilst on standby.

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Re: How do you charge your psvita via pc?

So you can't charge it in the car either?
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kivi95 wrote:
So you can't charge it in the car either?

Yes you can just turn it off and it will charge both in a car or from a PC/MAC but you have to have it turned off and not in standby.

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Re: How do you charge your psvita via pc?

it charges via ps3/pc, just veeeeeeeeeeeeeery slowly...
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Re: How do you charge your psvita via pc?

[ Edited ]

I'll second Plambey, the Vita does indeed charge being connected via USB. Even in standby mode (automatically entered or by shortly pressing the power button). It does so slowly, but I think similar to let's say a smartphone getting charged over your USB, maybe a tad slower. 

 

The battery symbol doesn't change to the ''getting charged flashy-flash thingy'' , so there is no indication it actually is charging though

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Re: How do you charge your psvita via pc?

Okey thanks for the answear :smileyhappy:, Would have liked if you could play and charge at the same time doh. Hopefully a firmware update can do something about that.
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Re: How do you charge your psvita via pc?

It also charges while you're using it/playing games.

 

I bought the official USB cable as a spare and using that have it plugged in to a laptop at work and can play all day long.

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Re: How do you charge your psvita via pc?


THE_FORCE wrote:

 

I bought the official USB cable as a spare and using that have it plugged in to a laptop at work and can play all day long.



You're fired.

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