Introduction

Steps for replacing the button pad in a Sony PSP 3000

  1. Place the PSP face down and locate the battery cover on the left side of the device.
    • Place the PSP face down and locate the battery cover on the left side of the device.

    • Lift and remove the battery cover to reveal the battery.

    • Remove the battery.

  2. Peel back the warranty sticker that is behind the battery with a spudger or your fingernail.
    • Peel back the warranty sticker that is behind the battery with a spudger or your fingernail.

    • Unscrew all four screws from the back of the PSP with the Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

      • Two are located behind the battery's warranty sticker.

      • Two are located on the right side of the PSP.

    • Next, unscrew the two screws located at the top of the PSP.

    • Then, remove the single screw from the bottom edge of the PSP (which is positioned next to the barcode).

    • Slide the spudger in between the outer casing of the PSP, beginning at the "R" shoulder button, and gently pry off the casing.


    • Remove the front casing completely.

    • Push the homebar to the right to release the tab located on the right side of the LCD screen.

    • DO NOT completely remove the homebar, as it is still connected by ribbon cables.

    • Slowly lift the LCD screen off the PSP starting at the top edge corner.

    • Again, the LCD screen is attached by ribbon cables, so do not remove it completely.

      • Orientation of PSP is flipped in photo.

    • Flip the small brown locks on the four ribbon cable connectors up using a spudger or fingernail.

    • Pull all four ribbon cables out.

    • Now remove the LCD screen and homebar from the PSP.

    • Remove the metal tab that lies above the LCD screen.

    • Upon reassembly, make note that the stamped lettering faces down, and the large tab fits just above the motherboard to the right hand side of the left trigger.

    • After removing the LCD Screen, the Button Pad should be easy to remove.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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