Hey everyone! How is it going... Today I want to show you all, a recent modification I did on my PSP.
Nothing too fancy, I decided that I wanted a Snow-White PSP, since Black Piano gets dirty way too easily and, wanted a bit of uniqueness and beauty!
All I needed to do, was to dissassemble to bare bones and transfer the internal components to the brand new housing. Simple yeah? In theory yes! In reality not so much... I ran into some problems (will list them later), and thankfully I got rid of them... at least for the time being haha.
Ok then, enjoy the pictures Kinda dirty... hard to keep clean alsoALL OPENA new body for youSPARKLING WHITE. Success!
That's all for the shots
Now for the issues... Well, let me begin saying that the housing Quality MATTERS. I'm unsure of the maker of this one, but some of the screw holes had wrong measurements and the screws could'nt just fit. I had to enlarge it abit by using a small screwdriver.
Also, the XMB buttons are not as good as the original ones are (Notice how they lack shining).Original White Housing:
http://ziquex-trading.com/0005_2.jpgSuper Quality, aka aftermarket housing:
Notice? Trust me, it's not worth saving money on these. Get the best one you can!
And now, some annoying problems I ran into that you may also, if you're planning on replacing your housing;R and L Buttons being pressed for no reason
By far, the most common and the most annoying also.Solution:
Remember how the rubber PCB was glued to the casing? Yes, that had a reason!
I dont know how it works exactly, but lower part of the rubber must be fixed/glued to something since otherwise, it will be free to trigger the button.
To fix this, use a Glue Stick
and put a little of it in the housing to fix the PCB in place. As far as reliability is concerned, I'm unsure of how long it's going to last... but hopefully enough!Drive Lid not closing properly
Happens if you don't screw the driver tightly. At least that was the case with me hhConsiderations
Not sure if it's because of the housing, but the buttons and directional pads are not quite as tight or responsive as before.
I'm also using the old d-pad rubber, since the one that came with the housing sucks... Very fragile and doesn't feel like rubber at all.
I'll have a definite answer soon, after I put some components I ordered into the old housing.
That's all! thx for the read Edited by Tong - 2/17/13 at 6:30pm