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DIY Sony PSP Joystick Replacement

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Do you have problems with the joystick on your PSP and you lose valuable hours of fun during the weekend because of it? I had this type of problem on a number of occasions and I had to pay plenty of money to the service centre to fix it.

Besides the money, I also had days where I couldnít use the PSP, since it was being repaired. Here Iíll try to show you how you can repair the PSP without sending it to Sony.

Fixing/Replacing a Slim Analog Joystick on Your PSP
If you have a slim PSP, you probably know that one of the problems that seem to plague owners is that the analog joystick breaks. You donít have to do major surgery on your PSP to replace it. In most cases, you know that you have problems with it when the plastic breaks off, itís stuck moving in only one of the directions, or when it moves on its own.

Some tools that you should have before starting to fix it are the new analog joystick for your slim PSP and a few small screwdrivers, either Flathead or Phillips. The joystick can be bought from Amazon.com, so all you need next is knowing how to assemble it.

First step
First of all, you need to take off the faceplate from the PSP, which will void your warranty of the product. To do this, there are 5 screws that need to be taken off, with the help of the screwdriver with a Phillips head. Pay close attention while you remove the faceplate, so you donít lose the five screws by mistake. The screen doesnít need to be removed when you take out the stick.

Second step
Next, take out the analog stick from the PSP, while sliding it to your left. If you need to, wiggle it a bit, so it comes out. The contact that allows the joystick to communicate with the motherboard is made out of plastic and itís circled with green.

Third step
Install the new joystick by doing the opposite from what you did to remove it.

Now that you learned how to fix the analog joystick of your PSP, without sending it to the service, you will save both time and money when this happens again, to you, or to your friends.

One option would be to buy broken PSPís, at a reduced price, fix them by using this guide and sell them, while getting a profit. Itís a way to make some extra bucks on the side, without too much effort.


 
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