Fixing a PSP 3000 screen, or replacing it with 2000 Screen?

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  1. jrk190
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    Okay, so I have a black PSP 3000 and a white PSP 2000. There are a few things I want to work on. First, Neither of them have battery covers, and I'm using electrical tape. Where can I get the doors and a battery for cheap? Also, the screen on my 3000 is broken. Could I replace it with the 2000 screen, or should I just buy another one, and how cheap do they go? Thanks!
     
  2. Rydian

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    Battery covers are simple, any sort of chinese parts site should work (many that sell flash carts also sell PSP parts).
    The battery's another story, reports always show that ones from chinese sites are crappy, I'd try a brick-and-mortar local games store if you have one.

    3K and 2K screens aren't compatible.
     
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    I actually found some stuff on Etcome for cheap.
     
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    you might get it a bit more cheaper at dealextreme as plasma dragon suggested
     
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    Okay, I'm probably going to get the screen from dealextreme, and the battery covers from etcome. I have a new question-where can I find some good, cheap shell mods? I might actually make my PSP's Clear! :D
     
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    DX has the replacement housings too. A review of the red one said the plastic was a little cheaper than OEM quality, which is to be expected of these China parts.

    Keep in mind the screw holes on these things are also usually not pre-threaded, so make sure you don't overtighten.
     
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    Eh, nevermind. I typically strip the threads and ruin things. *cough*myoldDSlite*cough*
     
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    As long as you go in straight, not from an angle, and stop once it feels firm and have a screwdriver with a head that properly fits the head of the screw, you'll be good. Then you just stop tightenening when everything feels firm.
     
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    I've noticed that there's a bit of space between the Volume/home button area and the silver bottom area. Is that normal?
     
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    Oh, do I need any special screwdrivers?
     
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    On a 2k or a 3k? Post a pic of it?

    I only have a 3k to go by, and while we're at that, on my 3k I am only seeing tiny philips screws. You shouldn't need a triwing for it, but if you have the extra 2 bucks you might want to consider grabbing one, they're useful to have for NIntendo stuff anyway.
     
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    The screen ribbon cable is different on a 2000 (larger) than 3000 (smaller). Such a shame..
     
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    Yeah, that sucks. On the 3000 and 2000 I've only seen philips heads. I used to have a tri-wing, when I was 8, I got this thing that let me connect my gameboy advance to the tv. It was so cool...
     
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    i remember that kit. you had to take the whole gba apart and it made a new back for it. i can't remember who made it or what it was called. =/

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    I have a similar question, so I'll ask it in this thread instead of opening a new one.

    My cousin lent me his PSP 3000 for the summer and everything works fine, but I noticed some issues with the screen. It seems that there are sort of horizontal lines and the games' graphics look kinda "broken" or blurry. In other words it's much different (and frankly worse) than the PSP 2000. I know Sony made some changes on the screen of the 3000, but I'm not sure about it. Does anyone know more on the subject?
     
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    The difference you should expect from a PSP2000-to-PSP3000 screen is a "scanline" effect, but drawing 3D primitives much nicer (in my opinion), the only downside of this is the ghosting effect the screen causes on 3000.

    PSP2000 looks blurrier on 2D and 3D but the screen has no ghosting issues, or little.
     
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    Nope
    Can you post a pic?
     
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    Thanks! That's exactly the answer I was looking for. I guess I'll stick with PSP 2000.