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this is for those people who's psp camera won't connect correctly. I hacked my camera to fix this. I had to push down on the side that didn't connect with a screw, so I added another screw on that side.

DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY IF YOUR CAMERA IS DAMAGED OR BROKEN IN THE PROCESS. THIS IS A HIT OR MISS PROJECT. DON'T TRY THIS IF YOUR CAMERA DOESN'T CONNECT EVEN WHEN YOU HOLD DOWN THE SIDE.


UPDATE: I actually, since making this, have broken, then re-bought a new camera. the camera had the same problem, so I looked at the motherboard and, sure enough, a solder connection had come undone. I resoldered it, and the camera works fine now. try that before doing this and probably adding to the problem.

Step 1: Gather materials

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you will need only a few things for this:

a drill
a dremel (you could use this as your drill)
a bolt that fits your psp (these are hard to find, I got mine from a packet of spare parts for my drill)
a small screwdriver (I actually used a nail for a screwdriver, because the screws are so small)

sorry I don't have a real picture, I forgot to take one.
 
[corosive]5 years ago
is the camera on the psp already, or is it just some other camera? (sorry I'm kinda a noob)
codongolev (author)  [corosive]5 years ago
It's a camera that attaches via usb. it costs about fifty dollars to buy one. I actually need to update this, I only made a workaround, not a fix....
DevinF codongolev8 months ago

I understand this is an old comment but damn. :O that cost back then for a 480p camera. I got mine for like 4.99 without all the fees.

couldnt u get the ps2 camera and convert in to a 5 port
codongolev (author)  pancho del rancho5 years ago
how would you convert it to a 5 port?
cut the wire and put the psp usb cable input fot it
its just a thought never tried it
codongolev (author)  pancho del rancho5 years ago
wait.. I misunderstood what you meant. the psp camera has a few extra prongs that are needed. I think they tell the psp that it's a legit camera. oh well.
N1CK4ND06 years ago
Great job posting an instructable after asking a question on how to fix it! Great effort!
funnyfoo06 years ago
wow good instructable if my psp camera brakes I know were to look
codongolev (author)  funnyfoo06 years ago
yeah. I think it happened because I had my camera on my psp 24/7, even in my pocket.