Introduction

Can your PSP 300xc no longer read UMDs? Replace your faulty UMD drive to get back in the game!

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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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: 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. Image 3/3: The home bar should now lift out of the PSP 300xc.
  • 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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  • Using the flat edge of a spudger, pry the power board away from the PSP 300xc.

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  • Lift the right silver rim up and off the PSP 300xc.

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  • Using the pointed end of a spudger, pull the UMD door spring to the left, and remove it from the PSP.

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Image 1/3: Be sure you are prying up on the retaining flap, not the socket itself Image 2/3: Use your fingernail or tip of a spudger to push both sides of the black retaining flap on the UMD laser ribbon socket to the right. Image 3/3: Use a spudger to gently pull both ribbon cables straight out of their sockets.
  • Use your fingernail or the edge of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the UMD drive ribbon socket.

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

  • Use your fingernail or tip of a spudger to push both sides of the black retaining flap on the UMD laser ribbon socket to the right.

  • Use a spudger to gently pull both ribbon cables straight out of their sockets.

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Image 1/2: Using a pair of tweezers, grab the small rubber square between the metal UMD brace and case, and lift it out of the PSP 300xc. Image 2/2: Repeat for the rubber square on the other side of the UMD door.
  • Flip the PSP 300xc over and open the UMD door.

  • Using a pair of tweezers, grab the small rubber square between the metal UMD brace and case, and lift it out of the PSP 300xc.

  • Repeat for the rubber square on the other side of the UMD door.

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  • Slide the UMD brace toward the top of the UMD door until the brace disconnects from the door. Remove the brace.

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Image 1/2: Remove the UMD door. Image 2/2: Remove the UMD door.
  • Bend the PSP 300xc case while pulling up on the right edge of the UMD door until the right edge lifts free.

  • Remove the UMD door.

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  • Remove the four Phillips screws securing the UMD drive to the PSP 300xc.

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  • Lift the UMD drive out of the PSP 300xc, minding any cables that may get caught.

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Conclusion

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

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