View Full Version : PSP analog stick or perhaps the D-pad moves on its own!

02-20-2011, 06:24 PM
Yesterday, I was out for a walk and slipped on a patch of ice. I had my PSP 2000 in my breast pocket. I landed on my thigh, not on my chest or anything. After I got up I checked my PSP and it seemed to be fine, until later when I tried to launch a game.

The problem I'm experiencing is whenever I launch any PSP game or any homebrew, the analog stick is constantly pushing to the left.

I read online about the problem and that its usually caused by dirty connections or loose screws.

I did the obvious system information recalibration, but that didn't seem to work. I applied pressure to the faceplate, but again that didn't do a whole lot once I let go of the pressure on the faceplate.

So, I've opened it up and removed the analog nub assembly completely. What am i suppose to do with it? It doesn't look espically dirty, but I'd like to clean it to see if that will help.

Here's the part that has me worried. Just out of curiosity, I tried powering the PSP back on with the analog nub completely removed - and the right analog input is still being registered as constantly on! How can that even be with the nub completely removed? The only thing I can think of is perhaps its a problem with the D-pad, but in the main PSP menu the D-pad works correctly. I'm confused.

Anyone have any suggestions for things I should try?

02-20-2011, 07:38 PM
Sounds to me like the analog stick mechanism itself is broken.

02-20-2011, 08:42 PM
He removed it completely and it still gave him the same issue, so I doubt it's the analog mechanism itself. I've come across a few PSPs that had similar issues, and the problem persisted even after replacing the analog module. I suspected it might have something to do with the contacts on the main board, which are really hard to get at, or maybe the little gel strip that connect the module to the main board, but I never did figure it out.

02-20-2011, 11:32 PM
Alright. I see them on ebay for as low as 99 cents to a couple bucks. I take it these are all non OEM? Any reason to get the ones that are way more expensive instead, or to buy several at once? I only have one PSP.

If replacing the stick doesn't work, what else do you suggest I try?

02-21-2011, 08:10 PM
Loosen up the faceplate.