Introduction

Are your home bar buttons no longer working? Replace the home bar button strip to make it good as new.

Press the button securing the battery door to the PSP 300xc, and lift the battery door off. Lift the battery out of the PSP.
  • Press the button securing the battery door to the PSP 300xc, and lift the battery door off.

  • Lift the battery out of the PSP.

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Use a spudger or your fingernail to remove the warranty sticker stuck to the inside of the battery tray
  • Use a spudger or your fingernail to remove the warranty sticker stuck to the inside of the battery tray

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Remove four Phillips screws from the back of the PSP. Remove four Phillips screws from the back of the PSP.
  • Remove four Phillips screws from the back of the PSP.

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Remove two Phillips screws from the top of the PSP.
  • Remove two Phillips screws from the top of the PSP.

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Remove a single screw from the bottom edge of the PSP.
  • Remove a single screw from the bottom edge of the PSP.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Insert a spudger between the front case and PSP, and slide the spudger along the perimeter of the front case to remove it. Insert a spudger between the front case and PSP, and slide the spudger along the perimeter of the front case to remove it.
  • Insert a spudger between the front case and PSP, and slide the spudger along the perimeter of the front case to remove it.

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Remove a single Phillips screw securing the home bar to the PSP 300xc.
  • Remove a single Phillips screw securing the home bar to the PSP 300xc.

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Push the home bar to the right about 1cm to release a tab, and begin to lift the right end of the home bar slightly. Do not attempt to remove the home bar yet, it is still attached to the PSP 300xc.
  • Push the home bar to the right about 1cm to release a tab, and begin to lift the right end of the home bar slightly.

  • Do not attempt to remove the home bar yet, it is still attached to the PSP 300xc.

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Insert a spudger under the LCD, beside the black plastic tab.
  • Insert a spudger under the LCD, beside the black plastic tab.

  • Push the LCD to the left and pry up to release the left edge of the LCD from under the plastic tab.

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Insert a spudger under the LCD, beside the black plastic tab.
  • Insert a spudger under the LCD, beside the black plastic tab.

  • Push the LCD to the right and pry up to release the right edge of the LCD from under the plastic tab.

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Rotate the LCD away from the PSP to reveal the LCD and home bar ribbon cables. Use your fingernail or the edge of a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flap on the following four ZIF connectors: Home bar cable
  • Rotate the LCD away from the PSP to reveal the LCD and home bar ribbon cables.

  • Use your fingernail or the edge of a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flap on the following four ZIF connectors:

    • Home bar cable

    • Microphone cable

    • LCD display data cable

    • Touchscreen cable

  • Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself

  • After flipping up the locking tabs on all four connectors, use your fingers or a spudger to gently pull the cables straight out of the connectors.

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Remove the LCD from the PSP 300xc.
  • Remove the LCD from the PSP 300xc.

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Lift the home bar up as high as it will go, but not so high that the wires disconnect. Try to bend the small tab under the silver rim as little as possible it the following steps.  The more you bend, the more likely it will snap. Twist the home bar counter clockwise while carefully lifting it further.  The left edge has to lift over the black plastic frame to allow it to rotate.
  • Lift the home bar up as high as it will go, but not so high that the wires disconnect.

  • Try to bend the small tab under the silver rim as little as possible it the following steps. The more you bend, the more likely it will snap.

  • Twist the home bar counter clockwise while carefully lifting it further. The left edge has to lift over the black plastic frame to allow it to rotate.

  • The home bar should now lift out of the PSP 300xc.

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Conclusion

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

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