PSP Led Changes Mod

Source: Duey2k

So here it is the tutorial for led mods for the PSP, this is pretty simple to do however I don’t suggest you try this at all as the value of the PSP and the size of the components you’ll be working with are both a bit of a extreme. Also this will void your warranty and other fun stuff like that

What You Need:

PSP , Soldering Iron 15watt or less (a fine tip helps), Surface Mount Led (Type 0603 of your choice of color) Find them at here, Misc Utilities (Exacto Knife, Soldier Braid)

 For starters I suggest finding a cloth to lay your PSP face down on to prevent scratches. Now looking at the back remove the battery cover and the battery. You will see 2 labels. Under the labels you will find 4 screws that you need to remove in addition to the 2 screws on the back and the last screw on the bottom nest to the serial number under the PSP logo.

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PSPLedmod2

Once you remove all 7 screws turn the unit over onto its backside. now the entire face plate will pull-up to detach from the system. Remember to take your time and fingerprints inside the case are not fun to remove. For this mod we will be focusing in the area picture below.

PSPLedmod3

Al close up really put into perspective how small these leds are.

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 The top led is the Memory Stick Led and the bottom one is the WI-FI Activity Led. So the 1st goal is to desoldier the original leds, for this I find the exacto knife to be handy. As your heating up each side use it to slightly put up each side, but be very careful not to use too much force as you will pull the trace up from the pcb. As with all leds polarity is pretty important for the leds to work correctly, I find a multimeter on the continuity setting is very handy for checking led polarity as it offers just enough to current to power a led. So 1st check the originals before you remove them and replace them with your new surface mount leds in the same manor.

You can test this out before putting the face plate back on, just put the batter back into the system and turn it on.

Test it and make sure the LEDs work. If all is lighty then slap it back together and your good to go, if not lights check the polarity and your soldering for a good connection.

Good luck, and take your time….

Thanks to DJJay for the news.

Source: Duey2k

So here it is the tutorial for led mods for the PSP, this is pretty simple to do however I don’t suggest you try this at all as the value of the PSP and the size of the components you’ll be working with are both a bit of a extreme. Also this will void your warranty and other fun stuff like that

What You Need:

PSP , Soldering Iron 15watt or less (a fine tip helps), Surface Mount Led (Type 0603 of your choice of color) Find them at here, Misc Utilities (Exacto Knife, Soldier Braid)

 For starters I suggest finding a cloth to lay your PSP face down on to prevent scratches. Now looking at the back remove the battery cover and the battery. You will see 2 labels. Under the labels you will find 4 screws that you need to remove in addition to the 2 screws on the back and the last screw on the bottom nest to the serial number under the PSP logo.

PSPLedmod1

PSPLedmod2

Once you remove all 7 screws turn the unit over onto its backside. now the entire face plate will pull-up to detach from the system. Remember to take your time and fingerprints inside the case are not fun to remove. For this mod we will be focusing in the area picture below.

PSPLedmod3

Al close up really put into perspective how small these leds are.

PSPLedmod6

 The top led is the Memory Stick Led and the bottom one is the WI-FI Activity Led. So the 1st goal is to desoldier the original leds, for this I find the exacto knife to be handy. As your heating up each side use it to slightly put up each side, but be very careful not to use too much force as you will pull the trace up from the pcb. As with all leds polarity is pretty important for the leds to work correctly, I find a multimeter on the continuity setting is very handy for checking led polarity as it offers just enough to current to power a led. So 1st check the originals before you remove them and replace them with your new surface mount leds in the same manor.

You can test this out before putting the face plate back on, just put the batter back into the system and turn it on.

Test it and make sure the LEDs work. If all is lighty then slap it back together and your good to go, if not lights check the polarity and your soldering for a good connection.

Good luck, and take your time….

Thanks to DJJay for the news.

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