Intro: How to Fix a Psp Camera
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
you will need only a few things for this:
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.
Step 2: Open Case and Dremel Support
first, unscrew the two tiny screws on either side of the usb connector. then, the case will come apart. then, take out the components. be VERY careful. once you have them out, you will notice that the camera component has a little support bracket on one side. you need to dremel a little half circle there as shown in the picture, because it's right where the bolt needs to go.
Step 3: Dremel Peg Flush
now, get your casing (the part with the screw on one side and the peg on the other). you need to dremel the little peg down to make it flush with the rest of the casing.
Step 4: Drill Hole Through the Peg
now, using the place where you dremeled the peg as a guide, drill a hole as big as your bolt through the casing. you have to drill through both sides of the casing (upper and lower).
Step 5: Put It Back Together
make sure you've cleaned out the drill site very well, and then put your entire camera back together.
Step 6: Trim and Insert Bolt
now, this turned out to be the most time consuming part, mostly because there is only a 2 or 3 millimeter window to cut your bolt to for it to be the right length. I cut it a bit, tried it, cut it a bit, tried it, etc. until it worked. I also had to cut a little piece out of the head so it could get past the microphone.
Step 7: Tighten Bolt
now, tighten your bolt until your psp connects properly. don't tighten it too much, or you could crack your casing.
you're finished! now take pictures.