Problem with buttons.. (PSP 1000)

Discussion in 'PSP - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by m3rox, May 9, 2011.

  1. m3rox
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    m3rox GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    So after getting my PSP (PSP 1000, 5.00 m33-6) out of the pawn shop I noticed something. I have to press very hard on the buttons in order for the PSP to recognize that I pressed a button. I've opened the PSP up several times since I got it back to sort out several things and try to fix the problem with the buttons, but I've not found a fix yet. There appears to be nothing wrong with it.

    Anyone know what might fix this?
     
  2. marcus134

    marcus134 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    the first thing that crossed my mind was dirt caught between the contacts, but if you disassembled it and didn't see anything, I might have another idea.
    If the previous owner was hard on the button, it is possible that the contact board would be like a millimeter away from the button, but seem unlikely since everything is packed tight in there.

    one thing you could try: take the contact rubber from another electronic device, such as a calculator and try it with your psp, if the contact happen nicely you found your problem. you can order contact replacement form various store around the web.
     
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