Complete Disassembly of the PSP
PREP BEFORE OPENING YOUR PSP..
Take some time to get your workspace clean and gather all
the necessary tools. The last thing that you want to happen, is to return to
your work area to find that you are missing parts.
You will need a small tip
Phillips screwdriver. #000
Small tip flat head
A sharp blade
Baggies to keep your screws
in. (they are tiny)
Isopropyl alcohol and cotton
swabs ( just if you find your buttons/contact need cleaning.)
A soft wiping cloth, like
the one that came with your PSP.
A can of air. (Keeps the
dust off your screen when putting it back together.)
Now that you have your parts
(you might need more depending on what you need to fix) You should prep
your work area.
Make sure you have a clean work area where there will be the least dust,
and the least distractions. The more light the better you will find what
you are looking for.
Make sure you discharge yourself
from STATIC ELECTRICITY, The least you can do is touch a large metal
object. (Or not the least reliable way but still fun. sneaking up to a
Family Member/Friend and give them your static.. Muhahahaha).
Also remember if the connectors
are not coming off easily do not force them open or off.. this is VERY
BAD! I have seen WAY to many boards which could have been repaired
easily if the user didn't force their way in.
||Here is a Preview of what you are going
to be working with.
So here we go, GOOD LUCK!
Step 1 Removing The Face Plate.
Removing The Button Bar.
||Insert your small
screwdriver tip under the lip of the left side of the button bar
and slide upwards until the bar is disconnected from the metal
NOT LOOSE THE RUBBER CONTACT FOR THE THUMB STICK!!!!
||Then carefully unplug the
button bars flex cable. By lifting the tab upwards and sliding
the cable out.
Step 3 Removing The LCD.
|| The flex cable connectors
are quite week and require extra care. so don't force to hard or
you could have a very nice looking Door Jam.
||On the left side of the LCD
screen there is a metal bracket lip that is holding the LCD in
place. You need to unhook the left side of the LCD from this
housing by sliding a small flat screwdriver in between the LCD
housing and the LCD mounting bracket.
slowly popping the tabs for the LCD to come out.
||Slowly pull the other side
out and then tilt the LCD at a 90◦ bend so you have access to
the flex cable connectors.
||Lift up the clamps on the connectors, the
brown clips are the only part that will lift up, any more
pressure and you could remove the whole clip...
||I recommend putting the LCD back onto of
the faceplate. so that dust and other debris don't fall onto
your screen and window.
DO NOT WIPE YOUR WINDOW JUST YET, it is very easy to scratch
the inside of the faceplate, if there is excessive dust try
blowing it out with your can of air, or use the very soft and
clean wiping cloth, A micro fiber rag has too many " Micro
Fibers" and actually scratches the screen worse.
Removing The LCD Brace.
Removing The D-pad.
Step 6 Removing The Power Switch
Step 7 Removing The Power Plug *
Step 8 Removing The WiFi Antenna
||Now we can get the WIFI antenna out
of the way. You can pick him up and gently untangle the wire from the
||You can leave him to the side since
you cant pull out the WIFI board yet.
Step 9 Getting Ready To Remove The Motherboard
Step 10 Removing The Motherboard
Step 11 Removing The WiFi And Sound Daughterboard.
Step 12 Removing The UMD DOOR
Step 13 Removing The UMD Assembly
||You can remove the Metal Hinge if you wish Or it
can stay on until you remove the assembly
||Remove the 4 Assembly screws.
||Don't press to hard when unscrewing the screws.
the case can some times
break a screw hole.
Pick it up and brace the screw from behind
There you go, You have just Disassembled your PSP unit.
There are a couple small parts of the case that we did not
Check out how to swap them out on our other tutorials.