PSP 1000 Front Casing Replacement

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Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the PSP's housing/frame.

This guide takes your through the process of installing the right button board. This board controls the action, start, and select buttons.

 

Step 1 Case Separation
Image 1/2: Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 6.4mm screws on the back casing.

Power off and remove the memory card.
Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 6.4mm screws on the back casing.

 

Step 2

Image 1/3: Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two 5.4mm screws hidden beneath the accessory port cover.

Using your fingernail or a spudger, pry open the accessory port cover on the top of the device.
Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two 5.4mm screws hidden beneath the accessory port cover.

 

Step 3
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Remove the two 5.4mm Phillips #00 screws on the bottom of the device near the charging port.

 

Step 4
Image 1/3: Continue working your way around the device gently prying it open.

Beginning at the sides of the device, use a plastic opening tool to separate the front and rear cases.
Continue working your way around the device gently prying it open.
There are still wires holding the front and rear cases together. You may damage the connections if you yank the cases completely apart.

 

Step 5
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Gently separate the two cases, minding the battery and the touch screen controller connectors holding the two cases together.

 

Step 6


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Using a spudger, free the touch screen controller flex cable by gently prying up the connection.

 

Step 7


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Free the battery cable by gently prying up on the connection with a spudger.

 

Step 8


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Separate the front and rear cases.


Step 9 Wireless Card

Image 1/3: Deroute the antenna cables so that they are out of the wireless card casing. Rest the wires out of the way.

Using the pointy end of the spudger, disconnect the three antenna cable connectors on top of the wireless card.
Deroute the antenna cables so that they are out of the wireless card casing. Rest the wires out of the way.


Step 10


Image 1/2: Peel up and remove the wireless card casing.

Hook the spudger beneath the tab on the wireless card casing and release the tab.
Peel up and remove the wireless card casing.

 

Step 11

Image 1/2: The wireless card will naturally pop out at an angle.

Remove the two 4.4mm Phillips #00 screws on the wireless card.
The wireless card will naturally pop out at an angle.
Pull out the wireless card.

 

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