There's a New PSP in town! It's the
PSP-3001C. This is the latest model of the PSP 3001 with a few small
1) As circled in the picture below, the
screw holding the Right and Left trigger buttons has been replaced by a snap-in
type fastener. It's a pain to work around as they keep falling out like
the 1001 models did. However, if you have some PSP-2001 or PSP-3001
buttons laying around, you can replace the snap-in connectors with the old style
buttons that screw in.
2) The clip that holds the spring
connected to the UMD DOOR is now a part of the PSP's frame. It's no longer
a white clip... see part circled below.
3) The Home/Volume/Select/Start circuit
strip holder is now screwed into the PSP chassis. I learned this the hard
way during a repair yesterday as I broke the plastic bar from the PSP (oops!).
Fortunately, once again, you can use the plastic bar from the older PSP-3001
models if this happens to you too!
Minor changes, same chassis. You can
still use the parts from the older PSP-3001 to replace these newer (cost
cutting, I'm sure) changes in the newer PSP. Take special note of change
#3 as you will need to remove this screw to properly remove the bar.