Although Sony does not sell replacement faceplates for the original PlayStation Portable, model PSP-1000, a multitude of faceplate options are available from third-party companies. Changing the faceplate for the PSP-1000 lets you customize the look of your device to make a fashion statement, as well as do away with a scratched or nicked faceplate.
Turn the PSP upside down and place it on a surface that will not scratch the screen.
Pull off the left panel to reveal the battery. Remove it. You will see a warranty sticker in the battery compartment. Remove it.
Unscrew the seven screws on the backside of the PSP with the appropriate screwdriver: Remove the four black screws near the corners, the two inside the battery panel and the one on the bottom of the PSP. Unscrew them with the appropriate screwdriver.
Pull the analog stick up and remove the faceplate. Do this gently so that you do not break anything. Unscrew the screws connecting the analog stick to the PSP. Slide the analog stick through the analog stick hole in the new faceplate. Screw the analog stick back into the PSP.
Take the face buttons off the PSP and stick them into your new faceplate. Move the small buttons under the screen into the new faceplate.
Slide the new faceplate onto the PSP. Screw the seven screws back into position on the back of the PSP.
- The process for replacing the faceplate on PSP-2000 and PSP-3000 is similar, though the screws in the cases of later-model PSPs are in different positions.
- Removing the PSP's faceplate will void any remaining warranty.