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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.

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

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Image 1/2: Pull up on the top at the top of the battery with your fingernail and remove it. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: 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. Image 2/3: Two from behind the battery. Image 3/3: And two on the right side of the PSP.

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Image 1/2: Turn the PSP around, and unscrew a single screw from the bottom edge. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Remove the outer casing completely. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: DO NOT completely remove the homebar, as it is still connected by ribbon cables. Image 2/3: Slowly begin to lift the LCD screen off the PSP from the top edge. Image 3/3: Again, the LCD screen is attached by ribbon cables, so do not remove it completely.
  • 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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Image 1/3: 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! Image 2/3: Pull all four ribbon cables out, and remove the LCD screen and homebar from the PSP. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Remove the button pad from the PSP. Image 2/3: Remove the button pad from the PSP. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Remove the white plastic piece that holds the 'L' trigger in place. Image 2/3: Remove the 'L' trigger from the PSP. Image 3/3: 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)

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Image 1/2: Being careful not to break the ribbon cable, use the spudger, to carefully peel the adhesive button from below the 'R' trigger. Image 2/2: Being careful not to break the ribbon cable, use the spudger, to carefully peel the adhesive button from below the 'R' 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 'R' trigger.

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Image 1/3: Remove the cable from the connector and remove the entire black piece from the PSP. Image 2/3: Remove the screw from the analog stick. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Remove the analog stick from the PSP. Image 2/3: Remove the analog stick from the PSP. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Unscrew and remove the screw from the yellow power jack. Image 2/3: Carefully bend back the black tab holding the power jack in place and start pulling the plug up to release it from this clip. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: Remove the power jack.
  • Pull the plug connecting the power jack to the motherboard.

  • Remove the power jack.

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Image 1/2: The speaker should pop out of place, and you should be able to remove it easily. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Unlock and remove both ribbon cables from the mother board. Image 2/3: Unlock and remove both ribbon cables from the mother board. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Remove the power switch assembly/board. Image 2/2: Remove the power switch assembly/board.
  • Remove the screw from the power switch board.

  • Remove the power switch assembly/board.

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Image 1/2: Remove the screw from the bottom left corner of the PSP. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Lift the silver rim on the left side of the PSP up and off. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Pull the motherboard out and remove it from the PSP. Image 2/3: The specific motherboard model of this PSP-3000 is TA-090 Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Pull the spring out and remove it from the PSP. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Pull these out using a pair of tweezers. Image 2/3: Pull these out using a pair of tweezers. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Grabbing the PSP with both hands, gently pinch the UMD lid towards the right side (the side without the battery). Image 2/2: 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)
  • 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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Image 1/2: Remove the drive. Image 2/2: Remove the drive.
  • Remove the four screw from the UMD drive.

  • Remove the drive.

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  • 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

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