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Introduction

Has your PSP 300xc stopped making beautiful music? Replace the speakers to make it sing again.

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

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

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

  6. PSP 300xc Speakers Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 2 PSP 300xc Speakers 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 Speakers Replacement, LCD: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Remove a single Phillips screw securing the home bar to the PSP 300xc.

  8. PSP 300xc Speakers Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 PSP 300xc Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers 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 Speakers Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 3 PSP 300xc Speakers Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 3 PSP 300xc Speakers 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 Speakers Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the LCD from the PSP 300xc.

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

    Left part of silver rim can be removed at this point (as in step 27) to make it easy to remove the home bar.

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  14. PSP 300xc Speakers Replacement, Speakers: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Using the flat end of a spudger, peel the left trigger contact pad up from the case.

  15. PSP 300xc Speakers Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 2 PSP 300xc Speakers Replacement: step 15, 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.

  16. PSP 300xc Speakers Replacement: step 16, image 1 of 1
    • Pop the left speaker out from the bottom of the black plastic bracket.

    • Set the left speaker aside.

  17. PSP 300xc Speakers Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Push the black tab holding the right speaker down to the left.

    • The speaker will pop out of place after pushing the tab.

    • Remove the speaker.

Conclusion

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

Matthew Newsom

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How do i apply the right speaker after deconstruction?

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