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08 Mar 2012
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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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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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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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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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it charges via ps3/pc, just veeeeeeeeeeeeeery slowly...
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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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Okey thanks for the answear :), 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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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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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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rank__bajin wrote:

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.



Can the boss fire himself ? :BigGrin:

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Yep. Stick a mirror in front of you. Point at it, and in an Alan Sugar voice say "You're fired" :D
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I'm gonna try that. :)
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Look HERE and HERE.

 

Do this at your own risk.

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Designer_79 wrote:

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


 

The new official name for the "battery charging" indicator :D

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The orange light comes on when it's off, but when it's on the battery symbol shows it's not charging. I've been charging for an hour, and it seemingly hasn't updated the battery symbol. You mean THAT slowly?

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the battery only charges from pc when the vita is in stanby or off

 

usb does not give the power to charge and play at the same time

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Sony are stabbing their loyal family customers in the back - We have 3 PS3s and 3 PSPs all on the same IP address and all registered with Sony. Why can't we use them at the same time anymore?
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ok, so can anyone confirm that you can charge and play via the additional *SOLD SEPARATELY USB cable connected to a PC/Mac/iPhone plug/car charger etc?...

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I didn't buy a Vita to play DS games.
Open world Lego Batman 2 or fail.
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xXNEXUS666Xx wrote:

ok, so can anyone confirm that you can charge and play via the additional *SOLD SEPARATELY USB cable connected to a PC/Mac/iPhone plug/car charger etc?...


 

You charge a vita in a car by getting one of these.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-PlayStation-Vita-Travel-Kit/dp/B006H3PTOG/ref=sr_1_26?ie=UTF8&qid=13317...

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that's pretty cool, but I already have a USB car kit, I just want a cable that works (charge & play) when you plug it into those devices. I knew sony were jacking us on the memory cards, but I never thought you'd have to buy a whole bunch of other crap to charge & play it via USB device.

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I didn't buy a Vita to play DS games.
Open world Lego Batman 2 or fail.
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xXNEXUS666Xx wrote:

ok, so can anyone confirm that you can charge and play via the additional *SOLD SEPARATELY USB cable connected to a PC/Mac/iPhone plug/car charger etc?...



I did on page 1 of this thread.

 

Admittedly I haven't tried it on a Mac as I don't own one, but it works fine on my Tosh laptop. :)

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