Fixing PSP 1000 D-pad without opening it?


#1

I want to play my PSP fighting games, but there’s one problem, the d-pad sucks! I want to fix it but without opening it, because I’m kinda scared of messing up the insides.


#2

sorry bud. thats not really possible. id say get a used slim model on teh cheap. their dpads are WAAAAAAAY better than the phat one. and you can do whatever kinda *cough homebrew on there you want, depending on the model


#3

They are very easy to open…replacement parts are easy and cheap to get too… Amazon and ebay have them


#4

That’s like saying you want to fix a car, but don’t want to open the hood. It doesn’t quite work that way. Either find a guide, get some basic tools for electronics, and fix it yourself, or buy another PSP.


#5

I know a way… first go to school and get a science degree, work harder and be smarter than any person who ever existed and perfect teleportation transporting technology and use that to swap out d-pads.


#6

If there were a way to do this it would probably be harder than just opening it up.


#7

I know there was a d-pad fix from ufighterx, but the site is gone. Does anyone have the guide?


#8

well if you wanna do that mod, you’re still gonna have to take that baby apart.


#9

I’m willing to do that now, anyone have it?


#10

http://web.archive.org/web/20100515211835/http://www.ufighterx.com/guides/videogame/pspdpadfix/pspdpadfix.htm


#11

Just be careful with dust. I tried to fix my PSP-1000 nub (didn’t work, bought a Go and hacked it instead) and there was a piece of dust in the screen every time I put it together.


#12

Another vote for be careful. I put a screw in the wrong hole and screwed it through the screen lulz.


#13

thats what generally happens when things go in wrong holes


#14

Get a Vita. Best. Dpad. Ever. (almost)


#15

You could always get one of those stick-on D-pad risers:

I had that set, and put one of those D-pad covers on for a while on my PSP-1000. Couldn’t say it was great, but was definitely better than the thing in stock form.
Then I got the PSP-2000 when it came out and I stopped caring. :smiley: