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PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement

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  1. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 3 PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 3 PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Place the PSP face down and locate the battery cover on the left side of the device.

    • Lift and remove the battery cover to reveal the battery.

    • Remove the battery.

  2. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement, Casing: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Peel back the warranty sticker that is behind the battery with a spudger or your fingernail.

  3. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew all four screws from the back of the PSP with the Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

    • Two are located behind the battery's warranty sticker.

    • Two are located on the right side of the PSP.

  4. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Next, unscrew the two screws located at the top of the PSP.

  5. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Then, remove the single screw from the bottom edge of the PSP (which is positioned next to the barcode).

  6. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the spudger in between the outer casing of the PSP, beginning at the "R" shoulder button, and gently pry off the casing.


    • Remove the front casing completely.

  7. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement, LCD Screen: step 7, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement, LCD Screen: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Push the homebar to the right to release the tab located on the right side of the LCD screen.

    • DO NOT completely remove the homebar, as it is still connected by ribbon cables.

  8. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 3 PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 3 PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Slowly lift the LCD screen off the PSP starting at the top edge corner.

    • Again, the LCD screen is attached by ribbon cables, so do not remove it completely.

    • Orientation of PSP is flipped in photo.

  9. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Flip the small brown locks on the four ribbon cable connectors up using a spudger or fingernail.

    • Pull all four ribbon cables out.

    • Now remove the LCD screen and homebar from the PSP.

  10. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the metal tab that lies above the LCD screen.

    • Upon reassembly, make note that the stamped lettering faces down, and the large tab fits just above the motherboard to the right hand side of the left trigger.

  11. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement, Trigger Buttons: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the screw securing 'L' trigger to the PSP.

  12. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the white plastic piece that holds the 'L' trigger in place.

  13. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 'L' trigger from the PSP.

  14. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the screw securing the 'R' trigger.

  15. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the white plastic piece that holds the 'R' trigger in place.

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    • Remove the 'R' trigger from the PSP.

  17. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement, Analog Stick: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the screw from the bottom left edge of the PSP.

  18. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Being careful not to break the ribbon cable, use the spudger to peel the adhesive button of the the 'L' trigger off the PSP.

  19. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Using a fingernail or spudger, flip up the retaining bracket on the d-pad and 'L' trigger ribbon cable.

    • Lift the black plastic bracket along with the d-pad contact pad, disconnecting the ribbon cable as you lift.

  20. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 20, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the cable from the connector and remove the entire black piece from the PSP.

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    • Remove the screw holding the analog stick in place.

  22. PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 22, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Analog Stick Replacement: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • Flip up the lock on the analog sticks ribbon cable.

    • Remove the analog stick from the PSP.

Conclusion

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

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