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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.

  1. PSP 300x Teardown, PSP 300x Teardown: step 1, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Teardown, PSP 300x Teardown: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • The first picture is a view of the front of the PSP-3000. The second picture is of the back.

  2. PSP 300x Teardown: step 2, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Teardown: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

    • Using a spudger or fingernail (spudger set available at iFixit) Metal Spudger Set 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.

    • And two on the right side of the PSP.

  3. PSP 300x Teardown: step 4, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Teardown: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew two screws from the top of the PSP.

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

  4. PSP 300x Teardown: step 5, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Teardown: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

    • 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.

  7. PSP 300x Teardown: step 8, image 1 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 8, image 2 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  8. PSP 300x Teardown: step 9, image 1 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 9, image 2 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  9. PSP 300x Teardown: step 10, image 1 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 10, image 2 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew the 'R' trigger and remove both pieces. (Refer to step nine by applying the procedures to this, the right, side)

  10. PSP 300x Teardown: step 11, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Teardown: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  11. PSP 300x Teardown: step 12, image 1 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 12, image 2 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  12. PSP 300x Teardown: step 13, image 1 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 13, image 2 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Unlock and remove the ribbon cable connection the analog stick to the main board.

    • Remove the analog stick from the PSP.

  13. PSP 300x Teardown: step 14, image 1 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 14, image 2 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 14, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  14. PSP 300x Teardown: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Pull the plug connecting the power jack to the motherboard.

    • Remove the power jack.

  15. PSP 300x Teardown: step 16, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Teardown: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  16. PSP 300x Teardown: step 17, image 1 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 17, image 2 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 17, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the wireless antenna cable from its plug.

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

  17. PSP 300x Teardown: step 18, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Teardown: step 18, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the screw from the power switch board.

    • Remove the power switch assembly/board.

  18. PSP 300x Teardown: step 19, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Teardown: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  19. PSP 300x Teardown: step 20, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Teardown: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  20. PSP 300x Teardown: step 21, image 1 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 21, image 2 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 21, image 3 of 3
    • 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

  21. PSP 300x Teardown: step 22, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Teardown: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • 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.

  22. PSP 300x Teardown: step 23, image 1 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 23, image 2 of 3 PSP 300x Teardown: step 23, image 3 of 3
    • 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.

  23. PSP 300x Teardown: step 24, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Teardown: step 24, image 2 of 2
    • 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)

  24. PSP 300x Teardown: step 25, image 1 of 2 PSP 300x Teardown: step 25, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the four screw from the UMD drive.

    • Remove the drive.

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    • Enjoy the eye-candy.

mbnewsom

Member since: 10/28/2009

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8 Comments

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!

Sheenyl Hassan - Reply

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