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Introduction

This teardown guide shows step-by-step how to take apart your PSP 3000

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your PSP 300x, use our service manual.

The first picture is a view of the front of the PSP-3000. The second picture is of the back. The first picture is a view of the front of the PSP-3000. The second picture is of the back.
  • The first picture is a view of the front of the PSP-3000. The second picture is of the back.

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Lift the covering from the left side on the back of the PSP to reveal the battery. Pull up on the top at the top of the battery with your fingernail and remove it.
  • Lift the covering from the left side on the back of the PSP to reveal the battery.

  • Pull up on the top at the top of the battery with your fingernail and remove it.

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Using a spudger or fingernail (spudger set available at iFixit) http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/Metal-Spudge...                peel back the warranty sticker that was behind the battery. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver (screwdriver available at iFixit http://www.ifixit.com/Tools#0-Phillips), Unscrew all four screws from the back of the PSP. Two from behind the battery.

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Unscrew two screws from the top of the PSP. Turn the PSP around, and unscrew a single screw from the bottom edge.
  • Unscrew two screws from the top of the PSP.

  • Turn the PSP around, and unscrew a single screw from the bottom edge.

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Starting from the 'R' trigger, slide the spudger in between the outer casing the the PSP, and gently pry off the casing. Remove the outer casing completely.
  • Starting from the 'R' trigger, slide the spudger in between the outer casing the the PSP, and gently pry off the casing.

  • Remove the outer casing completely.

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Push the homebar to the right to release the tab on the right side of the LCD screen. DO NOT completely remove the homebar, as it is still connected by ribbon cables. Slowly begin to lift the LCD screen off the PSP from the top edge.
  • Push the homebar to the right to release the tab on the right side of the LCD screen.

  • DO NOT completely remove the homebar, as it is still connected by ribbon cables.

  • Slowly begin to lift the LCD screen off the PSP from the top edge.

  • Again, the LCD screen is attached by ribbon cables, so do not remove it completely.

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Using a spudger or fingernail, flip the small brown locks on the four ribbon cable connectors up. WARNING! Be carefull removing the small ribbion from the LCD connector, it is very delicate. Using a spudger lift the black plastic up, NOT the white part on the connector! Pull all four ribbon cables out, and remove the LCD screen and homebar from the PSP.
  • Using a spudger or fingernail, flip the small brown locks on the four ribbon cable connectors up.

  • WARNING! Be carefull removing the small ribbion from the LCD connector, it is very delicate. Using a spudger lift the black plastic up, NOT the white part on the connector!

  • Pull all four ribbon cables out, and remove the LCD screen and homebar from the PSP.

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Remove the small metal bar from the top edge of the PSP. (This was helping to hold the LCD screen in place) Remove the button pad from the PSP. Remove the button pad from the PSP.
  • Remove the small metal bar from the top edge of the PSP. (This was helping to hold the LCD screen in place)

  • Remove the button pad from the PSP.

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Unscrew the the screw securing 'L' trigger. Remove the white plastic piece that holds the 'L' trigger in place. Remove the 'L' trigger from the PSP.
  • Unscrew the the screw securing 'L' trigger.

  • Remove the white plastic piece that holds the 'L' trigger in place.

  • Remove the 'L' trigger from the PSP.

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Unscrew the 'R' trigger and remove both pieces. (Refer to step nine by applying the procedures to this, the right, side) Unscrew the 'R' trigger and remove both pieces. (Refer to step nine by applying the procedures to this, the right, side) Unscrew the 'R' trigger and remove both pieces. (Refer to step nine by applying the procedures to this, the right, side)
  • Unscrew the 'R' trigger and remove both pieces. (Refer to step nine by applying the procedures to this, the right, side)

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Remove the screw from the bottom left edge. Being careful not to break the ribbon cable, use the spudger, to carefully peel the adhesive button from below the 'L' trigger.
  • Remove the screw from the bottom left edge.

  • Being careful not to break the ribbon cable, use the spudger, to carefully peel the adhesive button from below the 'L' trigger.

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Using the spudger or fingernail, flip up the brown lock on the ribbon cable. Remove the cable from the connector and remove the entire black piece from the PSP. Remove the screw from the analog stick.
  • Using the spudger or fingernail, flip up the brown lock on the ribbon cable.

  • Remove the cable from the connector and remove the entire black piece from the PSP.

  • Remove the screw from the analog stick.

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Unlock and remove the ribbon cable connection the analog stick to the main board. Remove the analog stick from the PSP. Remove the analog stick from the PSP.
  • Unlock and remove the ribbon cable connection the analog stick to the main board.

  • Remove the analog stick from the PSP.

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Unlock and remove the ribbon cable from the power switch on the right side of the PSP. Unscrew and remove the screw from the yellow power jack. Carefully bend back the black tab holding the power jack in place and start pulling the plug up to release it from this clip.
  • Unlock and remove the ribbon cable from the power switch on the right side of the PSP.

  • Unscrew and remove the screw from the yellow power jack.

  • Carefully bend back the black tab holding the power jack in place and start pulling the plug up to release it from this clip.

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Pull the plug connecting the power jack to the motherboard.
  • Pull the plug connecting the power jack to the motherboard.

  • Remove the power jack.

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Push the black tab at the bottom of the speaker over. The speaker should pop out of place, and you should be able to remove it easily.
  • Push the black tab at the bottom of the speaker over.

  • The speaker should pop out of place, and you should be able to remove it easily.

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Pull the wireless antenna cable from its plug. Unlock and remove both ribbon cables from the mother board. Unlock and remove both ribbon cables from the mother board.
  • Pull the wireless antenna cable from its plug.

  • Unlock and remove both ribbon cables from the mother board.

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Remove the screw from the power switch board. Remove the power switch assembly/board.
  • Remove the screw from the power switch board.

  • Remove the power switch assembly/board.

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Unlock and remove one last ribbon cable from the bottom edge of the PSP. Remove the screw from the bottom left corner of the PSP.
  • Unlock and remove one last ribbon cable from the bottom edge of the PSP.

  • Remove the screw from the bottom left corner of the PSP.

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Lift the silver rim on the right side of the PSP up and off. Lift the silver rim on the left side of the PSP up and off.
  • Lift the silver rim on the right side of the PSP up and off.

  • Lift the silver rim on the left side of the PSP up and off.

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Lift the motherboard up slowly starting from the bottom of the PSP, being careful not to damage the port on top. Pull the motherboard out and remove it from the PSP. The specific motherboard model of this PSP-3000 is TA-090
  • Lift the motherboard up slowly starting from the bottom of the PSP, being careful not to damage the port on top.

  • Pull the motherboard out and remove it from the PSP.

    • The specific motherboard model of this PSP-3000 is TA-090

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On the top of the back of the PSP, pull the white plastic piece out. Pull the spring out and remove it from the PSP.
  • On the top of the back of the PSP, pull the white plastic piece out.

  • Pull the spring out and remove it from the PSP.

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Open the UMD (disk drive) and locate the two small black rubber squares wedged in the space between the casing and the metal drive hinge on either side. Pull these out using a pair of tweezers. Pull these out using a pair of tweezers.
  • Open the UMD (disk drive) and locate the two small black rubber squares wedged in the space between the casing and the metal drive hinge on either side.

  • Pull these out using a pair of tweezers.

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Remove the metal piece from the drive. Grabbing the PSP with both hands, gently pinch the UMD lid towards the right side (the side without the battery).
  • Remove the metal piece from the drive.

  • Grabbing the PSP with both hands, gently pinch the UMD lid towards the right side (the side without the battery).

  • Pull up and the the left side carefully to remove the lid from the PSP. (The casing may have to flex a little bit to allow this)

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Remove the four screw from the UMD drive. Remove the drive.
  • Remove the four screw from the UMD drive.

  • Remove the drive.

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Enjoy the eye-candy. Enjoy the eye-candy. Enjoy the eye-candy.
  • Enjoy the eye-candy.

for a change, user submitted teardown with Great quality photos, Awesome!

mahonen - Reply

Awesome Job....... I never know that my PSP has a lot of things in it

Ummayer Rehan - Reply

mbnewsom

Member since: 10/28/2009

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Can you get me in pdf

Aayush - Reply

Does a PSP have any bearings inside of it?

Brooke Payne - Reply

No ball bearings. Thumbsticks are probably just Lubed plastics rubbing against eachother

mahonen -

Thank you very much for the guide.

C. JONES - Reply

This has inspired me to build my own PSP. I had one as a child, and want one now for the nostalgia. Thanks!

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