Tip & How-To about Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim (PSP-2000) Console

How to Replace Analog Joystick on PSP-2001

If your PSP's joystick won't go in a certain direction -- or characters walk by themselves, this part needs to be replaced. It is sold at the website all the way at the bottom for $16.95 and they can do this repair job for $18 more! However, it's not very difficult. Here are the steps:

Step 1. Open PSP. There are 2 screws on the top of the PSP.


Step 2. There are 4 screws behind the PSP and one on the bottom, as circled in the picture.





Step 3. Remove the faceplate and locate the PSP 2001 Analog Assembly. It is held into the console by 1 black screw, as circled in the picture.




Step 4. Remove the black screw and pry the joystick out of the PSP as shown below.




Step 5. It is important that you remove this clear silicon piece from the old joystick and install it into the new one. Its purpose is to communicate the movement of the joystick from the assembly to the motherboard. It sits between the assembly and the motherboard.




Step 6. After you transfer the piece, pry the motherboard slightly up as you slide the new assembly back in place as pictured.



Step 7. You will need to pry this piece up to slide the assembly into place so that it is seated. Replace the black screw and close it back up.



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i have a problem with my psp1000.when i remove the joystick and i try to play a game use only a joystick.my character just keep on running in left direction and i cant control it.it's like it has a mind of his own. i think there's a problem with the mother board. ho can i repair this?


The reason your character is moving by itself is your joystick malfunctioning. This is due to long playtime and hard pressing of joystick. It could also be that it has dust in it that's why it's malfunctioning. If it is still under warranty why don't you bring it to the nearest shop and let them fix it for you. You can also clean your joystick first from any dust and check if it solved your problem. Try watching this for your guide in cleaning the joystick of your psp. Be very careful in doing this or it might make your problem worse. If you want you can replace your joystick, I have checked it ebay and the price range from $2 - $3..
I hope this helps. Have a nice day!

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ive got a psp and the move button is sticking it always in the down position


If this is only happening in games, it's a problem with the joystick assembly. It's pretty common on the PSP for this part to wear out and characters [or menu options in games] will start scrolling by themselves. Replacing the part will fix the PSP up. Check the following website out -- they sell the joystick and perform replacement repairs:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/pspanstasre.html

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This is a common issue with the PSPs --- the analog joystick assembly wears out and characters start moving by themselves. Replacing the part will fix the issue. The following website sells the part for $15 and installs it for $20 more:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/pspanstasre.html

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Small Tidbit of info: The PSP 1st gen never came in Piano Black. Piano Black is a shiny glossy black color that started with the 2nd gen PSP. The 1st gen is more of a matte black color.

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The only way this can happen is if you have damaged the joystick function area.You have to change the joystick and put another one.

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well psp were built to have its own joystick, other joystick are usually generic versions, so the chances of them being faulty for psp are high

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