Installing a new UMD Door can be a tricky process. The following is a tutorial on how you can replace your own UMD door so you don’t have to buy a new PSP from SONY. Unfortunately you can not install the UMD door without opening the system since there are 2 screws holding the UMD door in place. As always, you are taking YOUR OWN RISK for doing this yourself. EBAY or the author is not responsible for what you do to your PSP. You also should note that opening your unit will void any type of warranty you might have left.
- You will need a small tip Phillips screwdriver #000
- Small tip flat head screwdriver #1,0
- Your PSP
- A UMD replacement door
Step 1: Opening your PSP Unit
Insert your small screwdriver tip under the lip of the left side of the button bar and slide upwards until the bar is disconnected from the metal LCD housing. Then carefully unplug the button bars flex cable. By lifting the tab upwards and sliding the cable out.
You can keep the button bars connected with the cable if you are careful to keep from tearing the fragile flex cable.
Step 2: The LCD
You must take out the LCD or carefully prop it up. I recommend taking the LCD out to keep it from scratching or breaking. However, the flex cable connectors are quite weak and require extra care so be very careful when completing this process.
On the left side of the LCD screen there is a metal housing that is holding the LCD in place. You need to unhook the left side of the LCD from this housing by sliding a small flat screwdriver in between the LCD housing and the LCD mounting bracket.
Slowly pull the other side out and then tilt the LCD at a 90-degree bend so you have access to the flex cable connectors.
Step 3: Installing the Door
If you are installing a new door and do not need to remove your old door you can either remove LCD and store in safe place or unscrew the 2 screws and carefully work around the LCD. If you are removing the UMD door you must remove the LCD.
Step 4: Remove the screws
Remove the two screws.
Step 5: Removing the LCD Brace
Start by removing the selected screws. *Note the pink stars unscrew from behind the battery.
Gently pry the brace outwards between the D-Pad and the housing using your flathead driver.
Now that the tabs are free from the Dpad, You can press the latch to open the UMD door. This allows the UMD Latch to move through the hole on the backside of the case. Move this until this becomes free.
Again take your flathead screwdriver and VERY GENTLY pry the hinge to the side and out. Too much umph and your hinge will break off!
Once you have genlty moved this back and forth (wiggling) to get it off, you should be almost done!
Step 6: Putting the UMD Door on Properly
Start by sliding the Left corner in first ( looking from the back). Make sure that your UMD Metal housing is properly connected to the inner UMD door. Also make sure the spring is in its slide grove.
Press the other clip (right side) in and test to make sure your UMD door is opening correctly. Put the screws back together by backtracking the steps and you should have a nice looking PSP once again!
There you have it! You just saved yourself $200.00 by fixing your own PSP by buying your own parts on EBAY. Please remember, you are fixing this at YOUR OWN RISK, and the author, EBAY, nor Sony is responsible for any wrongdoings caused by fixing your own unit. Good luck and happy gaming!