Introduction

Steps for replacing the trigger buttons for the 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.

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  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.

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    • 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.

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

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

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

    For anyone struggling to get the screen’s smaller ribbon cable back in, don’t be too afraid to use tweezers to pull on the little tabs. It has to go in a good half way (of the darker area) in order for you to latch it without it falling back out.

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    • 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.

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    • Remove the screw securing 'L' trigger to the PSP.

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    • Remove the white plastic piece that holds the 'L' trigger in place.

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    • Remove the 'L' trigger from the PSP.

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    • Remove the screw securing the 'R' trigger.

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    • Remove the white plastic piece that holds the 'R' trigger in place.

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    • Remove the 'R' trigger from the PSP.

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Conclusion

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

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