PSP 1000 Buttons Replacement
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- Author: Henry Lee
- Time required: 15 minutes
- Difficulty: Easy
The PSP's buttons may become jammed or may not function properly. This guide will show how to access the buttons for repair, cleaning, or replacement.
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If needed, replace the old buttons with a new set (which can be purchased from Sony or other electronics stores).
Carefully re-insert the buttons. This should not require excess force, as the buttons should fit if they are arranged correctly.
Gently re-apply the back rubber to the back of the buttons.
Next, carefully clean the receiving end of the buttons on the motherboard (shown on picture) with a cloth.
If the buttons are clearly damaged, then they need to be replaced.
Add the new ones in the form, with the correct button order. (The correct button order has the Triangle on the top, Square on the right, Circle on the left, and X on the bottom).
Be very careful! The buttons only go in one way. If you have trouble fitting them in, rotate them in their given spots until they fit in easily. Do NOT force them. Forcing the buttons in may cause damage.