Introduction

Steps for replacing the trigger buttons for the Sony PSP-3000.

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.
  • 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.

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Peel back the warranty sticker that is behind the battery with a spudger or your fingernail.
  • Peel back the warranty sticker that is behind the battery with a spudger or your fingernail.

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Unscrew all four screws from the back of the PSP with the Phillips #00 Screwdriver. Two are located behind the battery's warranty sticker.
  • 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.

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Next, unscrew the two screws located at the top of the PSP.
  • Next, unscrew the two screws located at the top of the PSP.

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Then, remove the single screw from the bottom edge of the PSP (which is positioned next to the barcode).
  • Then, remove the single screw from the bottom edge of the PSP (which is positioned next to the barcode).

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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.
  • 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.

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Push the homebar to the right to release the tab located on the right side of the LCD screen.
  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

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Flip the small brown locks on the four ribbon cable connectors up using a spudger or fingernail. Pull all four ribbon cables out.
  • 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.

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Remove the metal tab that lies above the LCD screen.
  • 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.

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Remove the screw securing 'L' trigger to the PSP.
  • Remove the screw securing 'L' trigger to the PSP.

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Remove the white plastic piece that holds the 'L' trigger in place.
  • Remove the white plastic piece that holds the 'L' trigger in place.

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Remove the 'L' trigger from the PSP.
  • Remove the 'L' trigger from the PSP.

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Remove the screw securing the 'R' trigger.
  • Remove the screw securing the 'R' trigger.

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Remove the white plastic piece that holds the 'R' trigger in place.
  • Remove the white plastic piece that holds the 'R' trigger in place.

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Remove the 'R' trigger from the PSP.
  • Remove the 'R' trigger from the PSP.

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Conclusion

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

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