View Full Version : PSP Slim's funny screws (top) - help!

April 1st, 2008, 12:52

heres the thing,

I got a PSP slim from a friend at a reeeally cheap price cos he didnt have a charger - and also the screen is scratched to buggery.

... sooo... I thought hey, I can get a faceplate from ebay, then repair it... piece of cake, right?

... I got a small screwdriver, and then a new faceplate, sat down... then paused at the funky screws at the top.... what the hell? - I checked the net and found they were of the "TORX" type, so I ordered a torx kit from ebay (again) ... They came, I then found out that NONE of them fit the screw... all too big, dangit!

SOOO... How the hell do you open this thing? Anyone? Theres a guide here http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=74258&page=2 but it doesnt mention them screws at all... its like they werent there or something... agkk.. help ! :eek:
..... if you know where to get the screwdriver / tool online , please let me know! - living in Japan at the moment and its a ... nnoying

April 1st, 2008, 13:47
I guess you need something like this:


I'm sure you could find a similar thing in a set at a hardware/electronics store cheaper though.

I have a fat PSP (never disassembled) and the only screws I can see on the outside and looking in the UMD door are small Phillips heads.

April 1st, 2008, 15:07
So is this just a standard small phillips end or is it the torx funky type? .. I wish the sellers would give more information than "Its a screwdriver"

April 1st, 2008, 15:13
No idea sorry, its just listed as a psp slim screwdriver.

So they screws are definitely very small torx (star looking)?

Comparison of the different drive types (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Screws)

April 2nd, 2008, 03:15
yep, definately a TORX type... i watched a video on youtube that showed a tool for these screws, - its a bit odd that its not really mentioned anywhere else though.... were they added with a new "update" of the psp slim or something? I live in Japan so it could be that its only on the japanese version of the slim?

April 2nd, 2008, 04:59
It sounds strange that they would change the drive type of the screws in different systems of the same model. Certainly possible though.

I just found this for you:


You're right, its something specific to Japanese slim PSPs: "For opening Torx T2 screws found on Japan PSP Slim"

So you need a torx T2 screwdriver, they are not as common as t3 and up, most of the sets on ebay only go down to T3.

I know nothing of that site, it just came up from a search for 'psp slim t2'.

Edit: More searching turned up this: "The T2 didn't fit, so it must be T1." (http://forums.ps2dev.org/viewtopic.php?t=9455&highlight=&sid=912194016a3e83ea544edc9355bcfa66)

So god knows who to believe...... :(

T1 torx for sale. (http://www.micro-tools.com/store/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=27801)