PSP Screen Protection

In this instructable, I will describe how to make and apply a homemade PSP screen protection. You can buy them in stores, but why pay 10 dollar (or more) if you can make it for less than a dollar? Most of the things you need, you probably allready have .

If you do something wrong, I am not responsible for it. If you do everything careful, there shouldn't be a problem.

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Step 1: You Will Need This:

Before we begin you have to search for this:

- Dish soap
- Paper towels
- A plate
- Water (not on the picture)
- A piece of flexible plastic, without structure. I mean bright, glossy. You can find this kind of plastic on DVD boxes, but you can also take a piece of an office folder (like on the photo). Be sure the plastic you use has no structure. If you look throug it, it may not deform the objects on the other side.

Step 2:

Now you have to cut the plastic in the right shape. I used a rectangle of 95 x 54 mm. This will fit well on the screen (PSP 2000 and PSP 3000, I'm not sure about the PSP 1000, but the principle is the same). I have not made any pictures of this. It's simple.

Step 3:

First of all, wash your hands (otherwise they can leave marks on the screen).
Now put a little bit of dish soap on the plate, and mix it with some water. Mix it with your finger.

Step 4:

Now put the plastic screen protection in the soap/water mix. Clean the plastic with your fingers, rub it a bit to clean it. You may also clean your PSP screen with a bit of the soap/water mix. Dip your finger in it and rub on the screen.

Step 5:

Now clean the PSP screen (rub the soap/water mix off). After that, take the protection out of the water/soap mix. Let the soap/water mix drop of the protection on some paper towels. But don't rub the mix off the protection. There should remain a film of soap/water on the protection.

Step 6:

Now you can place the protection on the screen. Line the edges out and gradually let the protection "fall" on the screen. If done correctly, there shouldn't be much air bubbles under the protection. If there are, push the air towards the edge of the screen. If you have done something wrong, or there is some dust under the protection, just peel it of and do it again. You may have to put it back in the water/soap mix first. If you have done this, clean the protection untill it is dry.

Step 7:

Now you're finished. In the beginning, the protection will be movable, but after some time the soap/water under the protection will dry and it won't move anymore. You can take the protection off again by simply pulling it of.

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    13 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    can you use plastic wrap? the stuff that you wrap left over food with? if so how would you make it stick? i was thinking of using a hair drier but im afraid of it melting to the screen.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    for advanced protection, I recommend you to use a thicker plastics (mine was from HORI clear case box [the box that the case was in]). any plastic would be fine, but i don't think a sheet of lexan will stick on to the psp ( and that'd probably be overkill anyway).

    3 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    It does stick to the screen. The one I used for this tutorial is nowadas still on my PSP without ever falling off.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    A sheet of Lexan DOES stick onto the PSP? I'm so gonna try that! (as near bullet-proof as it gets)

    TO ANYONE DOING THIS: DO NOT apply too much solution onto the screen, it WILL short circuit your PSP (yes, there is a gap between the clear screen section and another part [wish there wasn't, i learned it the hard way, now it's in the service center after 3 days of buying it])


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Indeed, you just have to put a little bit of the somution on the screen (apply with your finger).

    And you have to be sure the "plastic foil" is nice and flat(like the plastic of a DVD cover).

    I would not recommend that, because tape uses glue to stick. The method I use does not use glue, so it can come off without any traces if needed. If you would take the tape off, there is a chance that some glue stays on the screen.


    it sticks really well, and if you have an old ,store bought screen protector, it takes off the sticky stuff and lets you reuse it


    10 years ago on Introduction

    No, it sticks verry well. I applied the protection on the day I made this instructable, and it is still on the screen now, without peeling of.