How hard is it to replace the UMD reader in a psp 2000?

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    So I bought a used psp off ebay a few years ago that had a burnt out UMD drive (obviously I had no intention of using UMDs). I'm now trying to sell it again and found a working UMD psp-2000 sensor kit for like $10 that I would like to swap into my psp 2000. Is this super difficult? Am I going to have to remove the entire motherboard to get back there? I think I can do this (I've modded a lot of stuff) but I don't know if it is going to be worth the hassle.
     
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    http://consolezombie.com/PSP/PSP-Slim-UMD-Drive-Replacement.html

    Doesn't look extremely hard, but you do appear to have to disassemble the PSP almost entirely. Depending how much value it would add will obviously dictate whether or not it is worth it. If you have a lot of modding experience as you say, it shouldn't be too hard from the looks of things.
     
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    Thanks. Yeah I think it should be worth it. Ebay makes it very difficult selling a psp with CFW on there now so I'm pretty much forced to downgrade to 3.71 OFW and get this UMD drive fixed.
     
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    Why 3.71?
     
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    3.71 seems a very strange FW to go to. Why not go to 6.60? Perfectly hackable. If it's a hackable mobo, it can be done permanently at 6.60. If not, go to 6.20 and you can use PermaPatch.
     
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    If he's downgrading to 3.71 it's most definitely capable of a custom IPL
     
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    Good point @[member='xist']
     
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    I figured I would take it as low as it can go and let the buyer go where he wants to go with it (be it 5.00 m33 or whatever).
     
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    Chances are that 6.20 would be a better choice. Anyone who was new to the scene would be looking for that firmware, and anyone who actually wanted another firmware would ask you. If you're listing it on ebay you can always include the info from PSPIdent in the auction details.
     
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    Good to know. Thanks!
     
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    So I finally got around to doing it. The hardest part was finding a screwdriver that could take out those damn tiny screws pretty much. Unfortunately for me, after I got the replacement UMD drive in there I somehow messed up the data cable ribbon connector for the LCD and now it won't stay put. It was a nice learning experience I guess.