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    USB Cable won't charge Vita, no matter what i plug it into

    the USB cable that came with it doesn't charge the vita at all.


    it connects to the pc, but doesn't charge. it also doesn't charge with the ac adaptor.


    i restarted it over and over again with diffrent variations, no idea whats wrong.


    edit: for some reason the vita is very picky. it likes one bus bar but doesn't like another and it only likes my pc when the vita is turned off.

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    Try to use the PS3 to charge it?
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    edited the first post since i found out the cause. sony hates my home.

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    U have a Vita already??
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    I have my Vita too. So does anybody else who ordered the First Edition Bundle.

    Sorry your Vita is picky. So far mine charges great through an outlet, but i haven't tried it on my PS3 or computer yet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    sony hates my home.
    It's what you get for hating on sony!

    But on a serious scale, I've heard people saying that the Vita doesn't charge whilst you're using it? Dunno how true it is but yeah, any help?

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    RTFM.
    It clearly states that the Vita must be turned completely off (i.e. not in sleep mode) for it to charge through USB:
    You can also charge your system by connecting it to a USB device such as a computer using the USB cable. When charging your system using a USB device, turn off your system. You cannot charge your system when it is in standby mode. To completely power off the system, press and hold the power button for two seconds, and then tap [Power Off] on the screen that appears.
    Charging | PlayStationŽVita User's Guide

    That being said, I think it is weird that mine charges fine through USB while plugged into any computer, the PS3, or the supplied AC adapter, but not when plugged into any other USB-to-AC adapters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    edited the first post since i found out the cause. sony hates my home.
    Looks like that's payback for all the shit talk you did against Sony


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    Quote Originally Posted by TJOHO! View Post
    RTFM.
    It clearly states that the Vita must be turned completely off (i.e. not in sleep mode) for it to charge through USB:

    Charging | PlayStationŽVita User's Guide

    That being said, I think it is weird that mine charges fine through USB while plugged into any computer, the PS3, or the supplied AC adapter, but not when plugged into any other USB-to-AC adapters.

    did that and it still wouldn't charge it on my computer.



    Quote Originally Posted by DaRe_xLw View Post
    Looks like that's payback for all the shit talk you did against Sony

    Yes because malfunctioning sony products will make me think sony is actually good.

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    if you have a PSP charger, use that. I think both handhelds got the same outlet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    Yes because malfunctioning sony products will make me think sony is actually good.
    Good at trolling you by malfunctioning their products that you get you hands on

    Anyway I'm not getting mine til Christmas. Hopefully there's some necessarily improvements with firmware by then.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxymoron28 View Post
    It's what you get for hating on sony!

    But on a serious scale, I've heard people saying that the Vita doesn't charge whilst you're using it? Dunno how true it is but yeah, any help?
    Mine charged just fine via the USB/AC adapter while I was setting it up and playing Welcome Park.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    the USB cable that came with it doesn't charge the vita at all.


    it connects to the pc, but doesn't charge. it also doesn't charge with the ac adaptor.


    i restarted it over and over again with diffrent variations, no idea whats wrong.


    edit: for some reason the vita is very picky. it likes one bus bar but doesn't like another and it only likes my pc when the vita is turned off.

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    Idk hope u have warranty on it.

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    That sucks then. I've only charged mine through the wall electrical outlet so far and the Vita was turned off. I'll have to try it via the USB port on my laptop later and see if it works.
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    Did you make sure you are putting it in correctly? It fits in both ways into the Vita but it needs to have the PS logo facing up to actually charge. I knew a couple of people with the same problem and this fixed it for them.

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    So can we get this cleared up? Does the Vita normally charge with the USB cable? And does it charge even while the Vita is on using the normal AC adapter?

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    It has never been unclear, AFAIK.
    Disregarding the problems of the OP, it is pretty clear:

    Charge the Vita with the included AC adapter, on or off, does not matter.
    or
    Charge the Vita with the included USB cable, but then it must be off.

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    You have Brick error.
    You can fix it by holding down the PS button 20 sec, until the Blue light turns off.
    Then just power on the system again

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    You can fix the USB charging issues by modifying a USB extension cable via this mod: PS Vita USB Charging Solved – Snapturtle

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