thanks for this guide, I'll definentlu refer back to this tonight when I attempt it. I had been trying to unscrew the wrong screws, lol.Originally Posted by p3epsTaking the screen off is a piece of cake! Its making sure you put it back together without getting MORE dust under the screen thats the challenge.
Heres how to do it....
You will need: 1 x #0 Phillips Screwdriver, 1 x 1.4mm Flat Blade Screwdriver (or similar), a can of compressed air, an anti-static wipe, a hair dryer or heat gun, backing from a sticker, and a dead pixel checker (the slideshow of colours)
Firstly get the hair dryer... Open the battery compartment, take the battery out and blast the bottom label (not the one with the serial no.)
Place a small flat screwdriver under the bottom right corner of the label VERY carefully, and gently prise it up. With the glue on the sticker warm, you should be able to take it off no problem... then place it on something like a back of a sticker (I put mine on double sided sticky tape backing!).
If you make a meal of this - your label will have VOID stamped all through it!
Place the PSP face down on something soft - preferably in an air conditioned room as stated.
Now remove the 2 black screws from inside the battery compartment, and the 2 on the other side (beside the mem stick compartment). Next you need to take the one out of the bottom middle of the PSP - it is silver. Put the screws somewhere safe. The black ones are all the same size, and the silver one is slightly different.
The face plate is ready to come off...
With the PSP facing towards you, gently pull from the bottom of the face plate. It should come off fairly simply and almost 'unclip' from the top of the PSP. Keep the face plate facing UP - otherwise it can easily get filled with dust behind the screen. Do NOT touch the back of the PSP's screen as finger prints are hell to get off!!
Give the LCD a gentle wipe with the anti-static cloth, and also the back of the PSP's facia - ensuring not to touch it with your fingers. The anti-static will prevent dust from settling on it.
Blast both the LCD and the underneath of the fascia with the compressed air - but be careful to keep the can vertical otherwise you might spray some gas - which will leave a wet splodge! If you get a splodge, then wipe it up with the cloth again - but dont press to hard cause the PSP facia is VERY easily scratched.
Put the facia back on - top first, then bottom. Make sure its in place properly, pop the battery in, then turn the PSP on (dont worry about battery cover). Load up the dead pixel utility as this will let you see any spots of dust when you flick through the colours. Keep opening and blasting with compressed air if you still have any spots etc, and keep checking till you're 100% sure the screen is clear. Now turn the PSP off, and look at it under a bright light (this sometimes shows finger prints or dirt that you cant see when its on!)
Once you're 100% satisfied, put the screws back in the PSP. I wouldnt reccommend putting the warranty sticker back on unless you need to! Once its been off once, the chances are that it will 'VOID' on its second removal!
I am a perfectionist... I now have 2 PSP's (white) which are my 6th and 7th units since March - and I FINALLY have no dead pixels, no scratches and no dust - 1 on FW 1.50 and 1 on FW 2.0! They have ALL been Jap with Sharp screens lol!