Introduction

Did you drop your PSP? If your LCD is broken for any reason, you're in luck! This guide will show you how to replace that LCD with a brand new one.

Image 1/2: Lift the battery out of the PSP. Image 2/2: 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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Image 1/2: Do not attempt to remove the home bar yet, it is still attached to the PSP 300xc. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: Push the LCD to the left and pry up to release the left edge of the LCD from under the 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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Image 1/1: Push the LCD to the right and pry up to release the right edge of the LCD from under the 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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Image 1/3: Use your fingernail or the edge of a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flap on the following four ZIF connectors: Image 2/3: Home bar cable Image 3/3: Microphone 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.

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Conclusion

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

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the metal bar on the lcd of the revisioned 3000 is easily removable with a spudger while the first gen 3000s have metal bars like 2000s, repairing any psp 3000 brite units is the easiest one to repair among the 4 other models of psp

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