Introduction: Replacing PSP 1000 Screen

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So last summer, my sister broke my psp by dropping it. At the worst possible moment, we were heading down to san diego in two days : (

Anyway, it has been laying around useless for 3/4 a year, so i decided to finally fix it.

Step 1: The Parts/tools

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To preform this procedure, you'll need;

-PSP with a broken screen
-A new screen
-A sturdy philips screwdriver
-Air compressor/canned air
-Toilet paper
-A magnet
-Flat head

-New faceplate
-Screen Protector

Step 2: Tear Down

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Take out the battery and memory card.

Locate the 5 screws, two on each side, and one in the center.

Now firmly grip your psp, the screws are very tightly screwed in, if you do not apply enough pressure, you can strip the screw.

As you remove the screws, stick them to your magnet

Step 3: Removing Buttons at the Bottom

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Now that your faceplate is off, you need to remove the button on the bottom of the screen.

With your flat head, pry the little clips holding the buttons in place.

Leave the button bar connected to the motherboard.

Step 4: Extracting the Screen

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The screen in held by 4 clips, one at each corner.
You'll need to gently pry the screen out

Once that has been accomplished, flip the screen out towards you.
You need to undo the ribbon cable clamps.
The best way to do this is to use your trusty flathead, CAREFULLY open the clamps.

Step 5: Place Your New Screen Into Position

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Reverse the steps to put the screen in.
Try not to get any finger prints on the new screen.

Connect the ribbon cables to the clamps, insert and close them.

Press the screen into place.

After you pop the screen back, try turning on your psp, if the screen light up, congrats!

If not;
-check the connection to the lcd
-you got shipped a broken screen
-your motherboard is broken (sorry i wasted your time and money :(

Step 6: Put the Button Bar Back in It's Place

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Press the button bar back on, at the bottom of the screen.

Do not scratch the screen.

Step 7: Clean the Screen

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Gently wipe any fingerprints off of the screen, it's okay to get lint on the screen.

Get your air compressor/canned air, blow all the lint from the toilet paper off the screen.

Step 8: Re-assemble

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Check that everything fits, by aligning your faceplate with your psp, adjust if it does not fit.

Grab your canned air/Compressor, blast air under the screen as you press you lower the screen into position. You do NOT want any dust to be trapped in your PSP

Screw the screws into place.

Step 9: Add Screen Protector

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I like to have a clean screen, so i use a screen protector to keep it scratch-free.

Drop the screen protector into place, and squeegee the air out.

Enjoy your fixed PSP


crees091 (author)2013-08-24

I'm using this to fix my screen

riccolesmana (author)2009-06-17

where could I buy the PSP Screen cheap one at online store?

Sandisk1duo (author)riccolesmana2009-06-17

ebay has the cheapest screens, make sure that it's compatible with your version or PSP i got mine for about $20

daiatlus79 (author)Sandisk1duo2009-07-06

found one on for 15 bucks... Sharp Brand (for the Phat)

Sandisk1duo (author)daiatlus792009-07-06

those are 'used' screens, they have been pulled from working PSPs

XboxModz (author)Sandisk1duo2012-12-23

NEW LCD screens for the PSP 1000 can be purchased on amazon (as of this writing) for $17. These screen are OEM "Sharp" and are not used.

Anyway, why doesn't anyone ever mention replacing the dust gasket on these screens? I guess I'll write a "proper" replacement guide for replacing the screen on a PSP 1000, since I didn't find a single complete guide anywhere on the internet.

daiatlus79 (author)Sandisk1duo2009-07-13

not this one.. still had the blue plastic and foam packaging around it. and its Sharp too. not a refurb thats for sure.

Sandisk1duo (author)daiatlus792009-07-13

just buy the $20 model, i'm sure it will work

riccolesmana (author)Sandisk1duo2009-06-17

wow! it was so cheap...
i'll try to search it on ebay now..

ty =]

at here I can only found the LCD on game store. and priced around $70... it was so expensive..

Sandisk1duo (author)riccolesmana2009-06-17

rule of thumb: if you can buy it online, you can buy it cheaper on ebay

some1udontknow (author)2012-02-01

i have a psp 2001 that im repairing and im getting a xbox360 (rrod) with all wires a ps3 controler and 20$ is it worth spent 40$ for a new screen and backlight witch happens to be broken

i ment im getting a xbox with rrod a ps3 controler and 20$

some1udontknow (author)2012-02-01

i ment to spend

zer0darkx (author)2010-07-12

anyone know where to get a PSP-2000 motherboard, ebay sells them for $115, in the long run i think its better to just buy a new one. When I tried to replace the screen following instructions i got from the place i got it, the cracked screen cable ended up pulling the connector off the board. Is it possible to repair the connector if not then ill end up buying a new psp sooner or later, costs too much for the motherboard.

zer0darkx (author)Sandisk1duo2010-07-19

thanks alex-sharetskiy, I was checking into the connector but they are selling the big connector socket, but I needed the small one. The instructions said to lightly pull the small connector which I did but it took off the connector with 2 of the pins. I contacted the guy on ebay to see if he has a small connector and ill check craigs list. Just wanted to thank you for finding me those links. The second one I am kinda hesitant on used products lol. But really appreciate you looking but the connector part made me interested to look more. thanks

Foxtrot70 (author)2009-10-22

Do the PSP units have external A/V inputs?  Can the back light module be removed from the LCD?

andreblue (author)Foxtrot702010-01-29

the 2000 and up do but the 100 just need the cord they sell for it

Sandisk1duo (author)Foxtrot702009-10-22

i don't think psps have A/V inputs

the backlight module is removable

Foxtrot70 (author)Sandisk1duo2009-10-23

The reason for my question is that I am looking to build a compact video projector.

Sandisk1duo (author)Foxtrot702009-10-23

you can find a PS1 screen, those are 5 by 5 inches, cost $50 and take composite input

bow s410 (author)2010-01-25

do you know if this will work on the psp 3000

Sandisk1duo (author)bow s4102010-01-26

the steps should be "similar"

you will need to get a psp 3000 screen

badboypl3 (author)2009-11-12

can you put a 1000 screen on a 2000 model? Can you fold up the orange foil and make it fit without breaking it?

Sandisk1duo (author)badboypl32009-11-12

i wouldn't risk using a 1000 screen on a 2000 model

just buy the real thing

mIG96 (author)2009-11-11


heavydeath (author)2009-10-17

my fourth screw in my psp 1000 wont come out or loosen i dont know what to do

Sandisk1duo (author)heavydeath2009-10-17

did you strip the screw?

heavydeath (author)Sandisk1duo2009-10-18

no it was the first time i tried it was as if the screw was a different size

Sandisk1duo (author)heavydeath2009-10-18

if i remember right, all the screws are the same size (except the one in the center of the screen)

try to use a different size screwdriver, and apply preassure

Musicman41 (author)2009-08-28

What kind of screen do i need for a silver psp? Is that the 3000 series?

Sandisk1duo (author)Musicman412009-08-28

hmm... look at your psp find the start button, 1cm below your start button, (on the side) there will be a barcode, if it ends with -psp2001, you'll need a psp 2000 screen

Musicman41 (author)Sandisk1duo2009-08-30

It ends with psp 3001

Sandisk1duo (author)Musicman412009-08-30

then you'll need a psp 3000 screen those are about $50

Musicman41 (author)Sandisk1duo2009-09-02

Thanks, I got one from ebay for $33. A good buy in my opinion

Sandisk1duo (author)Musicman412009-09-02

if you constantly play psp then yes

k_man93 (author)2009-08-23

is that a nikon? lol

Sandisk1duo (author)k_man932009-08-23


pancho del rancho (author)2009-08-05


no, it's not water it's your broken LCD screen, you need to change it

oh okay thx but wut i dont get is why did some oh the black come off and it was a lot that came off and i smuged it the next day it went away i no its cracked but wats that black stuff and why did it go away thx though now i no for sure wut it is and NOT WATER

that black stuff is some sort of chemical that makes the screen change colors the LCD screen of the psp has multiple layers of 'stuff' that 'stuff' has to be separated between layers, so it does not combine, when it mixes with certain things, it changes color

oh okay thx very much now i understand thx

pancho del rancho (author)2009-08-04

okay i opended it up and cracked it dont worry not with this instructable so its cracked right so i reopoen it and i turn it on it reduced its a crack with like black outlined it was big and now its small is there anyway to get rid of the black some of it went away ann ideaS

did you change the screen or what? or did you just open it and close it?

naw i opened it to see if i can put lights in it(which i can) and i guess i cracked it but i didnt change it its like a black ink and i removed it yesterday and some of it went away but it still is there

imnotarealaccount (author)2009-07-02

Very handy, it'll help me replace m bro's screen once it arrives.

Also, I've taken my POSP apart before, but never touched the screen.

conradev (author)2009-04-18
ReCreate (author)conradev2009-05-22

This is Not a Hack,It is a Fix,He Is Fixing His Psp's Screen.

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