This weekend on Japanese Twitter, “PSP バッテリー” (PSP battery) started trending. Owners of the Sony handheld began noticing that the batteries were swelling up, and in some cases bursting open.
— 【ごんちゃん(うしちゃん)】ありす船６ (@ushigame06) July 28, 2020
— おさかな (@saka1na2) July 27, 2020
Well shit..... I also have a PSP exploding battery ? pic.twitter.com/NnJVcbO8Nx
— Krieg (@seikodrive) July 26, 2020
If you have a PSP go check and see if your battery is popped... mine totally was. Thankfully it was not leaking so the PSP is fine pic.twitter.com/1QIqZYYZtJ
— indii ㋐ (@teacup_hare) July 26, 2020
Holy shit I thought the psp battery exploding thing was a joke, what the FUCK. I haven’t touched this thing in years and it’s like this pic.twitter.com/0UrV0Ow3sF
— Bingo (@BingoBrinco) July 25, 2020
My PSP battery has swelled up. Can barely fit in. pic.twitter.com/Z4ZiPgLhOe
— EvolutionXRev (@EvolutionXRev) July 25, 2020
my PSP battery is fine
for now ._. pic.twitter.com/yZmO17gP4d
— Nick ?️? (@doof_ebooks) July 26, 2020
But those PSPs that are experiencing this issue... Yikes!
— タツナミ シュウイチ : Minecraft Team JCU Founder & Producer (@tatsunami) July 26, 2020
Saw a tweet that said to check your PSP batteries and take them out
Well yikes, this battery wasn't even in my PSP... It was my back up pic.twitter.com/IF4tmtj5ve
— 剣士ミルウーダ@ミラクルっと♥Riko Ring! (@Miluda) July 25, 2020
— Katsuya (@Katsuya67273460) July 26, 2020
Last RT: for real, if you have a PSP...do check its battery, remove it if necessary, and properly dispose of it! pic.twitter.com/PpHKGG8aug
— Spiritsnare△ (@Spiritsnare) July 27, 2020
IT Media reached out to Sony for comment and was told that batteries have life spans that decrease over time. “Please refrain from using [the PSP] when the battery has experienced swelling,” stated Sony, adding that it the handheld should not be used without the battery cover.
Be sure to check your batteries!