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Image 1/3: Locate the battery door and open. Image 2/3: Remove the battery from inside. Image 3/3: Remove the battery from inside.
  • Place PSP face down, so that the UMD Drive is facing upwards.

  • Locate the battery door and open.

  • Remove the battery from inside.

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Image 1/1: Locate the sticker in the battery compartment labeled: ''"En: Warranty Void if Seal Damaged."''
  • This step requires the removal of the warranty sticker. Removing the sticker will void the warranty.

  • Locate the sticker in the battery compartment labeled: "En: Warranty Void if Seal Damaged."

  • Remove the sticker using the PSP Opening Tools.

  • Under the sticker is a 5mm Phillips screw needed in the next step.

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Image 1/2: If the screws stick in the case, you can use a magnetized screwdriver to draw them out. Image 2/2: If the screws stick in the case, you can use a magnetized screwdriver to draw them out.
  • Remove four 5 mm Phillips from the case.

  • If the screws stick in the case, you can use a magnetized screwdriver to draw them out.

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Image 1/2: Two 4 mm Phillips Image 2/2: One 5 mm Phillips
  • Remove the following screws from around the bezel:

    • Two 4 mm Phillips

    • One 5 mm Phillips

  • The two shorter 4 mm screws are on the top of the PSP; the longer 5 mm screw is on the bottom.

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Image 1/2: Start on the right hand side of the PSP bezel, and carefully work the tool around the side. Image 2/2: If you want to clean the control buttons or D-pad, you can easily pop them out once the faceplate is off and wipe them clean.
  • Gently pry the front bezel away from the casing using a PSP opening tool.

  • Start on the right hand side of the PSP bezel, and carefully work the tool around the side.

  • If you want to clean the control buttons or D-pad, you can easily pop them out once the faceplate is off and wipe them clean.

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Image 1/3: Gently pull up on the analogue stick. It should just pop off from the rest of the device. Image 2/3: In order to clean it correctly, take a cotton swab w/ rubbing alcohol and clean the base of the analogue stick. Image 3/3: The connection point on the PSP should be done as well (where the analogue stick meets the PSP).
  • With the PSP's faceplate removed, position the PSP so that the analogue stick is easily attainable.

  • Gently pull up on the analogue stick. It should just pop off from the rest of the device.

  • In order to clean it correctly, take a cotton swab w/ rubbing alcohol and clean the base of the analogue stick.

  • The connection point on the PSP should be done as well (where the analogue stick meets the PSP).

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Image 1/3: Next, with the faceplate turned upside down, locate the clear/white rubber backing of the D-pad to the left of the display window. Image 2/3: Gently peel back and proceed to remove the directional buttons from the faceplate. Image 3/3: Now is the time to clean the rubber backing and D-pad with rubbing alcohol, being sure to remove as much dirt and dust as possible.
  • Once the analogue stick has been cleaned, you may wipe the connection points of the D-pad and Action Keys from the PSP to the faceplate.

  • Next, with the faceplate turned upside down, locate the clear/white rubber backing of the D-pad to the left of the display window.

  • Gently peel back and proceed to remove the directional buttons from the faceplate.

  • Now is the time to clean the rubber backing and D-pad with rubbing alcohol, being sure to remove as much dirt and dust as possible.

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Image 1/2: Locate the black rubber backing on the right of the display window and gently remove. Image 2/2: Again take a clean cotton swab with rubbing alcohol and clean away all dirt at dust.
  • This process can also be done to the Action Keys (x, square, triangle, circle).

  • Locate the black rubber backing on the right of the display window and gently remove.

  • Again take a clean cotton swab with rubbing alcohol and clean away all dirt at dust.

  • Now might also be a good time to just clean the surface of the home bar and inspect the home keys if they have dust as well.

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Conclusion

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

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Hi would you pls help check the screw spec ? thanks!

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