PS Vita drying battery overnight and freezing after power off
I bought a broken vita for very cheap recently, wanting to fix it and get into it finally. The seller claimed that the console doesn’t turn on and the motherboard needs to be replaced. However, first I wanted to ask if you guys have some suggestions - hopefully replacing it won’t be necessary.
First, I connected the vita to the charger and left it for some time (orange light was blinking at first, then it switched to solid orange). Then I turned it on, and to my surprise it was all looking great. I played with it for a while after it fully charged, and put it into standby mode, happy with my purchase.
I came back to it after an hour or so and… nothing. It wouldn’t turn on. I managed to turn it on by holding the power button for 30s or so, it booted to safe mode. Since then I observed that it kind of freezes either in standby mode or when it’s completely powered down. If it does, I can only boot it into safe mode and it doesn’t always work. Sometimes I need to connect the charger first, and do the combination of home+R trigger+power buttons.
It doesn’t always freeze though. Sometimes I can just wake it/turn it on with no problems, but that’s only one in ten times maybe.
Another problem I observed is the battery getting drained when the console is off (not in standby). Yesterday evening I turned it off with battery level around 85%. Today, after about 19 hours since turning it off, the battery was completely dead and when I connected it to the charger, it started with blinking orange again. That’s very weird, since yesterday after charging it, vita kept the battery around the same level for about 6 hours, including me turning it on a couple times, testing stuff.
Any ideas what could be wrong? I’m new to vita, but I heard that this kind of stuff is not unusual for it. Many people say that it’s a software issue, though - I don’t know about that, but I updated the firmware to 3.69.
P.S. I do have another (wrecked) vita with a fine battery. I could use it to replace mine, but I have no idea if it makes sense to do so.
P.S.2 I have the fat model with no sim card support if that helps
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