How to Fix Stuck Buttons on a PSP

Even if you are not a hardcore gamer, your PSP buttons will break over time. You can either take it to a professional or undertake the challenge yourself.

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Opening Your PSP

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Locate the screws on the back your PSP. Unscrew them, and take care not to loose any of the screws.

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Start with the bottom silver screw near the USB port.

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Open the top left screw located underneath the battery

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Open the black screw underneath the battery on the left of the warranty sticker. You will have to pry open the sticker to expose the screw which is carefully hidden.

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Open the top left screw on the back where there is a hole on the outer casing

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Unscrew the right bottom screw on the back where there is a hole on the outer casing.

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Gently pull off the faceplate and place it on the side to expose your PSP.

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Your L+R buttons are now exposed at the top of your PSP. You can remove them. Try wiping them first together with their contacts using a lint free cloth to clean up any accumulated dust.

Fix Buttons

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Check for stuck buttons located on the far left of your PSP.

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Nudge any stuck buttons to loosen them with the screwdriver Be careful not to scratch the gold railings.

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Examine the buttons for anything visible that could be causing the problem and clean them up before replacing them back.

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To repair the Analog Stick, remove the 2 screws holding the assembly. It will lift off.

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Nudge the stick gently to loosen. Do some basic cleaning before replacing the screws.