Are PSP cases hard to replace?

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  1. Ryukouki
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    Are these hard to pull off? I might replace my PSP casing because its really worn out.
     
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    Yes, it's very hard to take out your PSP.
     
  3. Law

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    Not really, but I've only actually replaced the faceplate and not the whole casing, but I doubt the process is much different.
     
  4. delta123

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    the slims are a little bit harder to do than the originals. with the slims there are * shaped hole screws at the top (something that the original didn`t have), which if you have the right equipment, make it as easy as the originals.

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    as you can see in that picture above. both have one + shaped hole screw at the bottom.
     
  5. Ryukouki
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    does anyone know where I can find tutorials to remove the back casing of the psp slim? And antonkan, thanks for the very positive response. I bet you haven't even done something like this. [​IMG]
     
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    On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being most difficult and 1 being easiest, how would you guys rate a faceplate change? And as a second question, how would you rate a back faceplate mod? I read about removing cables and such so I don't like that approach, despite my PSP slim's bad condition.
     
  8. Joe88

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    for psp phat I would rate it a 1-2 for the faceplate
    very easy
     
  9. Ryukouki
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    how bout on a psp slim? :3
     
  10. DarkWay

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    I have a phat psp and I could not remove the back plate at all I couldn't get the metal chasis out to replace itthe screws are in so damn tight and the screws are so small I just gave up in the end so now I have a half black half white PSP it does look kinda cool but the white is all old and grubby
     
  11. delta123

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    the backplate of the psp slim would be easier to remove. after you get the mother board etc out. compared to the psp original. the orginal umd tray is a lot more complex than the slim umd.
     
  12. m3rox

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    If you know what you're doing, it isn't that hard. All you are doing is unscrewing things and unsnapping things, then doing it all in reverse order. I've taken a few PSPs apart (completely), and put them back together. It does take a little bit of time to do though. And you should really try to remember what you take out of where.