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
To preform this procedure, you'll need;
-PSP with a broken screen
-A new screen
-A sturdy philips screwdriver
-Air compressor/canned air
Step 2: Tear Down
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
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
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
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!
-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
Press the button bar back on, at the bottom of the screen.
Do not scratch the screen.
Step 7: Clean the Screen
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
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
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