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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.

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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.
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crees0911 year ago
I'm using this to fix my screen
where could I buy the PSP Screen cheap one at online store?
Sandisk1duo (author)  riccolesmana6 years ago
ebay has the cheapest screens, make sure that it's compatible with your version or PSP i got mine for about $20
found one on for 15 bucks... Sharp Brand (for the Phat)
Sandisk1duo (author)  daiatlus796 years ago
those are 'used' screens, they have been pulled from working PSPs
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.
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)  daiatlus796 years ago
just buy the $20 model, i'm sure it will work
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 $70... it was so expensive..
Sandisk1duo (author)  riccolesmana6 years ago
rule of thumb: if you can buy it online, you can buy it cheaper on ebay
i have a psp 2001 that im repairing and im getting a xbox360 (rrod) with all wires a ps3 controler and 20$ 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$
i ment to spend
zer0darkx5 years ago
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.
Sandisk1duo (author)  zer0darkx5 years ago
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
Foxtrot705 years ago
Do the PSP units have external A/V inputs?  Can the back light module be removed from the LCD?
the 2000 and up do but the 100 just need the cord they sell for it
Sandisk1duo (author)  Foxtrot705 years ago
i don't think psps have A/V inputs

the backlight module is removable

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

Sandisk1duo (author)  Foxtrot705 years ago
you can find a PS1 screen, those are 5 by 5 inches, cost $50 and take composite input
bow s4105 years ago
do you know if this will work on the psp 3000
Sandisk1duo (author)  bow s4105 years ago
the steps should be "similar"

you will need to get a psp 3000 screen
badboypl35 years ago
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)  badboypl35 years ago
i wouldn't risk using a 1000 screen on a 2000 model

just buy the real thing
mIG965 years ago
heavydeath5 years ago
my fourth screw in my psp 1000 wont come out or loosen i dont know what to do

Sandisk1duo (author)  heavydeath5 years ago
did you strip the screw?
no it was the first time i tried it was as if the screw was a different size

Sandisk1duo (author)  heavydeath5 years ago
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
Musicman415 years ago
What kind of screen do i need for a silver psp? Is that the 3000 series?
Sandisk1duo (author)  Musicman415 years ago
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
It ends with psp 3001
Sandisk1duo (author)  Musicman415 years ago
then you'll need a psp 3000 screen those are about $50
Thanks, I got one from ebay for $33. A good buy in my opinion
Sandisk1duo (author)  Musicman415 years ago
if you constantly play psp then yes
k_man935 years ago
is that a nikon? lol
Sandisk1duo (author)  k_man935 years ago
Sandisk1duo (author)  pancho del rancho5 years ago
no, it's not water it's your broken LCD screen, you need to change it
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