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Does your PSP 300xc fail to charge? Get jacked in and get back into the game with a new power jack.

  1. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 2 PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Press the button securing the battery door to the PSP 300xc, and lift the battery door off.

    • Lift the battery out of the PSP.

  2. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement, Front Case: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Use a spudger or your fingernail to remove the warranty sticker stuck to the inside of the battery tray

  3. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Remove four Phillips screws from the back of the PSP.

  4. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Remove two Phillips screws from the top of the PSP.

  5. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove a single screw from the bottom edge of the PSP.

  6. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a spudger between the front case and PSP, and slide the spudger along the perimeter of the front case to remove it.

  7. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement, LCD: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove a single Phillips screw securing the home bar to the PSP 300xc.

  8. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  9. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  10. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  11. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 3 PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 3 PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  12. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the LCD from the PSP 300xc.

  13. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement, Home Bar: step 13, image 1 of 3 PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement, Home Bar: step 13, image 2 of 3 PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement, Home Bar: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  14. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement, Trigger Buttons: step 14, image 1 of 2 PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement, Trigger Buttons: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Remove both trigger buttons by lifting them off the PSP 300xc.

  15. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement, Power Switch Board: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Using a finger or spudger, flip up the retaining flap on the power switch board ribbon cable socket.

    • Pull the ribbon cable out of its socket.

  16. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the power switch board up and off the PSP 300xc.

    • Remove the power switch board from the PSP.

  17. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement, Power Jack: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Remove a single Phillips screw securing the power jack to the PSP.

  18. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Using the flat edge of a spudger, pry the small black tab away from the power jack to free it from the case.

  19. PSP 300xc Power Jack Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Disconnect the power jack from its connector on the motherboard by pulling it straight out of its socket.

Conclusion

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

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