While perusing a local second-hand charity shop, I stumbled upon a PSP for a steal! However, the one "problem" mentioned by the clerk was that it was without a power supply. After handling the device, I also noticed the battery had started to bulge.
I'm shopping around for an OEM battery at a reasonable price but while I wait I wanted to ask, can I charge the battery via the USB with just the USB cable? Also, does it matter if the battery is completely dead? I think I read somewhere that charging via USB is possible, however, you first have to cut on a couple settings from within a config menu. If true, that seems unfortunate.
Anyway, I'd like to know the truth, for sure before buying a power adapter. If getting one is inevitable, I may as well just order it with the battery. Also, this is a PSP-3001 model, if that makes a difference.