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Grinding PSP joystick

I am having problems with the joystick on my PSP slim.
I had this problem with the first PSP slim I bought and I returned it for another and here about 2 months later, same problem.
It feels like it is grinding against the plastic on the inside and makes kind of a "halting, stuttery" movements when you try to use itwhich can be quite irritating, especially when playing games like "wipeout pure" as you cannot properly control your vehicle.
Is there some way it can be lubricated, like with powdered carbon graphite or something?
Or maybe taken out and modified?
Thanks in advance for any advice offered! :)

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  • David Roberts
    David Roberts Mar 13, 2008

    Yeah, I went ahead and did that a couple of weeks ago.

    Found a reasonably priced one on e-Bay that I ordered, but am still waiting for the arrival.

    I took the faceplate off to locate the joystick and to check the placement of everything, and yes, it is quite easy to remove and replace...I also have a really nice micro screwdriver set that I bought at an electronics store which helped considerably.

    I even managed to remove the warranty sticker with no damage using a hairdryer to heat the sticker so that the adhesive would release easier, so hopefully this will not render my warranty void.

    Anyhow, I appreciate the advice!

    Thank you :)

  • camdek May 11, 2010

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    I have another issue with the Nyko Theater Experience. You modded it for the PSP slim? Can you e-mail me the instruction to mod it?


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You have to replace the joystick. do not use graphite as it will conduct accross the track. You need a thin philips srewdriver to remove 5 srews one under the label that says do not remove label in battery compartment.once all srews are removed cover pops out and its very easy to replace unit. Look on ebay for replacement joystick for SLIM MODEL PSP.

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