PSP 1000 Buttons Replacement

  • Author: Henry Lee
  • Time estimate: 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.

Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

  • Turn the PSP over so its back is facing you.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Press down the button and remove the battery cover.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Locate the battery casing button on the rear-left side of the PSP.

  • Press down the button and remove the battery cover.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Using your finger, remove the battery upwards from the system as shown.

Edit Step 4 Front Casing  ¶ 

Image 1/2: you will have to remove the Guarantee sticker to unscrew the hidden screw.

Edit Step 4 Front Casing  ¶ 

  • Remove the 4 screws, with a phillips #00 screwdriver, shown. (one screw not highlighted is in lower left corner)

  • you will have to remove the Guarantee sticker to unscrew the hidden screw.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Remove screws from back righthand side within the holes.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Remove the screw from the bottom side of the PSP. Keep it separated from the rest of the screws.

  • Remove screws from back righthand side within the holes.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Gently separate the outer plastic casing from the rest of the system as shown.

Edit Step 7 Buttons  ¶ 

Image 1/3: Carefully remove the black rubber backing off of the buttons.

Edit Step 7 Buttons  ¶ 

  • If the Arrow Buttons are not functioning properly, flip over the outer casing and locate the inside of the buttons, as shown

  • Carefully remove the black rubber backing off of the buttons.

  • Clean the inside of the rubber and the outside of the buttons with a cloth.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Carefully re-insert the buttons. This should not require excess force, as the buttons should fit if they are arranged correctly.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • 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.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Carefully remove the back rubber to expose the rear side of the buttons as shown. (This can be done using your hands.)

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • If function buttons (x, square, circle, triangle) need to be replaced, find the corresponding black rubber backing on the inside of the casing.

  • Carefully remove the back rubber to expose the rear side of the buttons as shown. (This can be done using your hands.)

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

Image 1/2: If the buttons are clearly damaged, then they need to be replaced.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • 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.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

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Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • Once buttons are correctly replaced, the back rubbers are fit back onto the buttons, refer back to Replacing the Housing to reattach the casing.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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It's a helpful guide,thx

Zero Knight - Reply

Great guide. I highly Recomend this to anyone that needs to replace their PSP buttons

unashamed45 - Reply