PSP Go Front Panel Replacement

Use this guide to replace the PSP Go's front panel!

Sections

Edit Step 1 Back Cover  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Back Cover  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the four Phillips screws on the back of the PSP Go.

  • Rotate the PSP so you can see the top of the device.

  • Unscrew the two Phillips screws next to the volume buttons.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Use a plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the back cover to loosen it on all sides.

  • Open the back cover by gently lifting the right side, and rotating it to the left side (as if you were opening a book).

  • Be careful not to rotate the back cover from the bottom, as you will break the plastic screw holes on top of the device.

Edit Step 3 Top Cover  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3 Top Cover  ¶ 

  • Pull the top cover upwards gently from its housing.

Edit Step 4 Left Trigger  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4 Left Trigger  ¶ 

  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently flip up the left trigger connector.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the lone Phillips screw holding the trigger in place. Remove both trigger and retaining plate from the PSP Go.

Edit Step 6 Battery  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6 Battery  ¶ 

  • Do not peel the sticker away from the left EMI shield. It will expose the "VOID VOID" lettering that will void your warranty!

  • Use the plastic opening tool to gently peel away at the "Warranty Void" sticker. Start on one edge, as shown, and slide the tool from side to side until the sticker is removed from just the battery.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Gently pull the sticker away from the battery connector, just enough so that the connector is visible.

  • Wedge a plastic opening tool in between the connector and logic board, and gently pull the connector upwards.

  • Make sure not to disconnect the white connector socket on the logic board, and just the connector itself.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pop out the battery, being careful not to snag the "Warranty Void" sticker in the process.

  • When putting a new battery into the PSP Go, make sure you hold the "Warranty Sticker" so you don't put the battery on top of it.

Edit Step 9 Logic Board  ¶ 

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Edit Step 9 Logic Board  ¶ 

  • Remove the single Phillips screw securing the logic board to the inner case.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

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Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently flip up the right trigger connector.

  • Unscrew the lone Phillips screw holding the trigger in place. Remove both trigger and retaining plate from the PSP Go.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

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Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • Use a #00 Phillips screwdriver to unscrew both bottom plate screws.

  • Remove the bottom plate by lifting it away from the device.

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

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Edit Step 12  ¶ 

  • Remove both headphone jack and analog joystick screws using your #00 Phillips screwdriver.

Edit Step 13  ¶ 

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Edit Step 13  ¶ 

  • Be very careful when disconnecting the following cables. The connectors do not have flip-up tabs; just hold each cable steady and pull it out of the connector.

  • Unplug the volume button cable using a pair of tweezers. Be careful not to damage the cable.

  • Unplug the Start/Select button cable the same way. Make sure to grasp the black plastic pull tab of the cable.

Edit Step 14  ¶ 

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Edit Step 14  ¶ 

  • Use a pair of tweezers to pull out the battery's clear plastic cover.

  • Notice the little metal tab and slot (marked in red) where the clear plastic cover slides into. Make sure you slide the cover into place properly when reassembling the PSP Go.

Edit Step 15  ¶ 

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Edit Step 15  ¶ 

  • The logic board is still connected to the display, so do not fully remove it from its housing!

  • Gently lift the logic board slightly out of its housing.

Edit Step 16  ¶ 

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Edit Step 16  ¶ 

  • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the display cable from the logic board.

  • The D-pad may come loose while prying the logic board.

  • The logic board should now be free from the rest of the device.

  • During reassembly, make sure to properly line up the power button with the power button lever on the logic board.

Edit Step 17 Display  ¶ 

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Edit Step 17 Display  ¶ 

  • Use a #00 Phillips screwdriver to remove the four display screws.

Edit Step 18  ¶ 

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Edit Step 18  ¶ 

  • Wedge a plastic opening tool in the location shown in the first picture, and slightly separate the metal frame from the plastic front panel.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the display, increasing the gap between the metal frame and the front panel.

  • The front panel should now be free from the metal frame. However, it is still connected to the frame, so don't remove it completely.

Edit Step 19  ¶ 

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Edit Step 19  ¶ 

  • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the display cable from the rest of the device.

  • The PSP Go should now look similar to the second picture.

Edit Step 20  ¶ 

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Edit Step 20  ¶ 

  • Be very careful when performing this procedure! If you put too much pressure on the display, you risk cracking it.

  • Wedge a plastic opening tool between the plastic front panel and display. Be very careful that you wedge it in the same location shown in the first picture.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool across the length of the display. This should loosen the glue binding the display to the plastic front panel.

  • Rotate the display 180 degrees and free the bottom side of the display in the same manner.

Edit Step 21  ¶ 

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Edit Step 21  ¶ 

  • Gently separate the display from the front panel.

  • Match the orientation of the PSP logo on the display with the Sony logo on the front panel when reassembling the PSP Go.

Edit Step 22 Front Panel  ¶ 

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Edit Step 22 Front Panel  ¶ 

  • Front panel remains.

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

For more information, check out the PSP Go device page.

Required Tools

Phillips #00 Screwdriver

$5.95 · 50+ In stock

Tweezers

$4.95 · 50+ In stock

Tweezers

$4.95 · 50+ In stock

Tweezers

$4.95 · 50+ In stock

Plastic Opening Tools

$2.95 · 50+ In stock

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