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PSVITA PDEL Won't Power On. Red Flashing Light after Battery Change

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I have a PDEL where the battery (CR2032) died, so I decided to swap it with a new one. However, now it won't boot and just has a flashing red status light. Is there anyway to recover the system?
 

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How do you know the CMOS battery died? What symptoms were you having?

Have you tried leaving it plugged in? A flashing red light is also the indicator of a dead main system battery.
 

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I don't think the new CMOS battery is the problem. I have removed Vita CMOS batteries several times, it is not supposed to cause an error.

You might have damaged something on CP board. Are you sure you didn't knock off any components? You should examine CP board for any damage and make sure the CP board connector is connected properly.
 

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How do you know the CMOS battery died? What symptoms were you having?

Have you tried leaving it plugged in? A flashing red light is also the indicator of a dead main system battery.
PDELs don't have a standard Vita battery. They have a CR2032, but for power they use a PSTV power adapter (or a PSP charger works too)

I don't think the new CMOS battery is the problem. I have removed Vita CMOS batteries several times, it is not supposed to cause an error.

You might have damaged something on CP board. Are you sure you didn't knock off any components? You should examine CP board for any damage and make sure the CP board connector is connected properly.
I'll take another look, but I didn't see anything get knocked off. I didn't even detach the board, just flipped it over for the battery, swapped, and put it back together.
 

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As expected, nothing from a visual inspection. Literally just bricked from changing the battery. That's annoying.
 

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