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Broken psp screen! Must see! Answered

Hey, hows your day going? great? Mine is horrible! My psp screen broke, and tomorrow i have to sit in a car for 8 hours! Timing could not be worse! Mind taking a look? i think just the screen is broken, but not the motherboard, what do you think?

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TipODaTree (author)2008-08-23

about the PSP being hardy well.....I brought mine in the shower

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how did it stand up, I dropped mine in a pool. It stayed down there for like a half an hour before I noticed. I fished it out, dried it out and it still works fine 1.5 yrs later

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i had the same story with a thinkpad laptop :D and it works too (writing from it now) needed to take apart everything and open the LCD panel inside to dry

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Sandisk1duo (author)TipODaTree2008-08-23

ya, i've got mine wet too, it was wierd for like a day, then it turned back to normal

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Thelonelysandwitch (author)2008-10-19

does it still have the warranty? If not, call playstation and complain, they might send you a new one, or they might send some money.

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no warranty, bought it from a friend

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how long ago, i think the warranty transfers from person to person, my cell phone does

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i already voided the warranty by taking it apart :(

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that sucks, I would still try to call anyway and put the psp back together

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zachninme (author)Sandisk1duo2008-10-19

You *might* be able to buy a replacement screen from Sparkfun... if you're still having the problem. I don't really reccomend it, though. Google around abit first ;-)

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Sandisk1duo (author)zachninme2008-10-19

dealextreme has it cheaper

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Joe Martin (author)2008-10-19

99.9% its the screen, If it was the motherboard you wouldn't have that chuck of working screen on the left. Screens are cheap on ebay Hope that helps, Joe (P.S. Whats better a cheaper screen with a dead pixel or two or no screen at all!)

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Sandisk1duo (author)Joe Martin2008-10-19

$17.33+$5.88 = $23.21
For a new screen!

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Flumpkins (author)Sandisk1duo2008-08-14

Oh... NRIP Not Rest In Peace

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Derin (author)Flumpkins2008-08-28

That is not a nice thing to say...

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Flumpkins (author)Derin2008-08-28

:S It's a PSP for pete sake.

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Derin (author)Flumpkins2008-08-29
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Sandisk1duo (author)2008-08-22

ok, how many instructables have you posted? 0

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lolcat360 (author)2008-08-16

That stinks. But it's ok... my DS got stolen the other day, so we're even.

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Sandisk1duo (author)lolcat3602008-08-16

just about even, lol and sorry!

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Plasmana (author)2008-08-13

It looks like the screen is fine, no cracks... I don't think you "broke" the screen, but badly damaged its computer system that controls the screen image...

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Sandisk1duo (author)Plasmana2008-08-13

ya, i wish i could change out the little ribbon that connects the screen, (actual pixel matrix) and the ribbon that connects to the mobo, but you can't change it

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Plasmana (author)Sandisk1duo2008-08-14

Could you take it to a repair place?

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Sandisk1duo (author)Plasmana2008-08-14

i could but it would cost like $60

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Plasmana (author)Sandisk1duo2008-08-15

Ouch! That is too expensive...

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Sandisk1duo (author)Plasmana2008-08-15

so i'd rather buy the screen

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Doctor What (author)2008-08-06

Apparently you have already taken the liberty of taking it apart! Congratulations! You might be able to pick up a spare screen. I know that I was able to find a screen for my DS, was about to buy one, but then my DS got lost... (the bottom screen was heavily scratched). Try dealextreme.com

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Sandisk1duo (author)Doctor What2008-08-06

ya, i checked dealextreme, it's like $40, i LOVE that website! i want to know if only the screen is damaged, and not the motherboard

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Doctor What (author)Sandisk1duo2008-08-06

It looks like a damaged screen. What happened to it?

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Sandisk1duo (author)Doctor What2008-08-06
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Doctor What (author)Sandisk1duo2008-08-07

That's what's wrong with the PSP, it wasn't built for floor dropping.

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Sandisk1duo (author)Doctor What2008-08-07

Psh, sony, not designing products for being dropped, i hope they get sued... lol

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tech-king (author)Sandisk1duo2008-08-11

moves his psp away from edge of desk...

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Sandisk1duo (author)tech-king2008-08-11

also keep it away from immediate relatives, they break em' too

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guyfrom7up (author)Sandisk1duo2008-08-11

also keep them away from high levels of humidity, dust, oil from fingerprints (as they will eat away at the plastic) and heavy usage yes PSPs are hardy

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Sandisk1duo (author)guyfrom7up2008-08-11

especially when you take em' apart! you have to blast the screen with air just as you are screwing the faceplate on

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Punkguyta (author)2008-08-06

Do you not know how to use the macro mode mate?

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Sandisk1duo (author)Punkguyta2008-08-06

yes i do, i was in a hurry

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Punkguyta (author)Sandisk1duo2008-08-10

It's just one more button push, probably the left scroll button on your d-pad, correct?

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Sandisk1duo (author)Punkguyta2008-08-11

what are you taking about?

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V-Man737 (author)Sandisk1duo2008-08-11

LOL depends on the camera...

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Punkguyta (author)V-Man7372008-08-11

I've been through two different models of fujifilm in the past while, while quite different in appearance, they still have a relatively similar button layout. The fuji I got now has two magnifications of macro, not including the optical zoom.

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Fuji's have the left on the D-pad, so do canons and olympus...

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V-Man737 (author)killerjackalope2008-08-11

Yeah, assuming he used a Fuji, Canon, or Olympus, the macro button probably is the left button on the D-pad.

If we assume.

Just hypothetically.

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