Introduction

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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: A ribbon cable connects the home bar to the logic board.  Be careful not to damage the cable when removing the bar. Image 2/3: A ribbon cable connects the home bar to the logic board.  Be careful not to damage the cable when removing the bar. Image 3/3: A ribbon cable connects the home bar to the logic board.  Be careful not to damage the cable when removing the bar.
  • Remove the home bar by gently prying on the left and right sides of it with the opening tools. Lift the bar out of the device.

  • A ribbon cable connects the home bar to the logic board. Be careful not to damage the cable when removing the bar.

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Image 1/3: There is another ribbon cable attached to the bottom of the LCD. Be careful not to damage either of the connectors when removing. Image 2/3: Lift the black tabs of the ribbon cable connectors using a opening tool. Pull the ribbons out towards the bottom of the PSP to disconnect. Image 3/3: Gently lift out the display.
  • With the home bar out of the way, gently pry up the display using the opening tools.

  • There is another ribbon cable attached to the bottom of the LCD. Be careful not to damage either of the connectors when removing.

  • Lift the black tabs of the ribbon cable connectors using a opening tool. Pull the ribbons out towards the bottom of the PSP to disconnect.

  • Gently lift out the display.

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Image 1/2: This connector cannot be removed vertically. Doing so will damage the connector and/or ribbon cable. Image 2/2: At this point it is useful to tape the loose metal parts with some masking tape so they don't fall out whilst you have the PSP the other way up.
  • Carefully disconnect the UMD drive ribbon cable from the logic board. Use the PSP opening tools to push the black tabs on the connector horizantally to free the cable.

  • This connector cannot be removed vertically. Doing so will damage the connector and/or ribbon cable.

  • At this point it is useful to tape the loose metal parts with some masking tape so they don't fall out whilst you have the PSP the other way up.

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Image 1/2: Remove the white plastic box and spring from the PSP. Image 2/2: If you do not fully remove the spring, there is a risk of breaking the UMD Drive door while disassembling.
  • With the front side of the PSP facing you, locate small white plastic box with metal spring attached.

  • Remove the white plastic box and spring from the PSP.

  • If you do not fully remove the spring, there is a risk of breaking the UMD Drive door while disassembling.

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Image 1/3: With the UMD drive open, locate the aluminum UMD eject bracket. Pinch upper arms inwards to dislocate them from the UMD door. Image 2/3: The UMD eject bracket can now be easily pulled out. Image 3/3: Gently pry on the left side of the UMD door to remove it.
  • Position the PSP so that the UMD Device is facing upwards.

  • With the UMD drive open, locate the aluminum UMD eject bracket. Pinch upper arms inwards to dislocate them from the UMD door.

  • The UMD eject bracket can now be easily pulled out.

  • Gently pry on the left side of the UMD door to remove it.

  • Be careful not to break off plastic knobs that secure the door in place, otherwise the UMD Drive will not open properly.

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Image 1/2: If you have not disconnected the UMD ribbon cable, do so now, as to not damage it when removing the drive. Image 2/2: If you have not disconnected the UMD ribbon cable do so now, as to not damage it when removing the drive.
  • With the UMD door off, locate and remove the four 4mm Phillips screws that hold in the UMD Drive in place.

  • If you have not disconnected the UMD ribbon cable, do so now, as to not damage it when removing the drive.

  • If you have not disconnected the UMD ribbon cable do so now, as to not damage it when removing the drive.

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Image 1/2: Make sure as to not damage the UMD ribbon cable (connecting it to the logic board) as you remove the drive. Image 2/2: This may be a good time to clean the laser head or any of the components inside the UMD Drive.
  • With the four screws unscrewed, the UMD Drive can be removed. Gently lift the drive from its housing.

  • Make sure as to not damage the UMD ribbon cable (connecting it to the logic board) as you remove the drive.

  • This may be a good time to clean the laser head or any of the components inside the UMD Drive.

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Conclusion

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

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I've used this guide multiple times and it is simply the best out there. You should simply title it "PSP disassembly" as I have used it just to take the 2000 apart and not just replace the UMD drive.

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