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PSP joystick won´t work


Hey All.
Some days ago, I was playing "Wipeout Pure" on my PSP, and suddenly the joystick got jammed, it wouldn´t work correctly.  I therefore read all about how you could open the PSP, which I did, and I found out that it was broken :/ . Therefore I tried to do all kinds of stuff with the joystick (tried to clean it, place it "Correctly" etc), but it simply does not work. Now my question is:  Can´t I just completely remove the joystick module? 
I recently bought a new game which can be played with BOTH the joystick and the normal directional buttons, so what harm would it be to completely remove the joystick module? - I am currently on vacation, so I can first get a new module when I get home, so will the PSP work proberly without the module temporarily?
Hope you can help :) 
- Justh.

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It should work fine without it. Make sure you keep that little clear rubber part safe. It's what fills the gap between the analog stick and the motherboard on the PSP

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