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Cracked shoulder buttons defect on the PSP Slim?


#1 OGHowie   Old Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   2004 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:28 AM

Has anyone else had problems with their Left and Right Shoulder buttons cracking on their PSP Slim? At first I thought maybe I had cracked it while in my bag, but my brother has the same type of crack on his PSP Slim now too, so I'm pretty sure it's a Sony defect. WTF?

I have the Piano Black PSP Slim and my bro has the Ceramic White PSP Slim, but I think all the PSP Slims have this problem.

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#2 mtxbass1   This space for rent. CAGiversary!   11092 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2008 - 12:31 AM

Nope. I've got about 100 hours on my PSP Slim. No issues yet.



#3 MorbidEclipse   Starbuck: Galactica's CAG CAGiversary!   76 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:56 PM

Nope, not yet. I'm pretty aggressive when it comes to pushing buttons as well. However, I also do not bring my PSP anywhere with me.
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#4 JMEPO   Drakes Deception CAGiversary!   1718 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2008 - 03:08 PM

Ask Wombat. He was an early addopter of the slim.

#5 OGHowie   Old Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   2004 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2008 - 09:25 PM

Finally updated the post with pics.

#6 freakyzeeky   Trophy Whore CAGiversary!   3930 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 09:29 PM

Holy crap! I JUST checked my PSP slim and my right shoulder button has cracked... this is unbelievable. :-#

#7 OGHowie   Old Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   2004 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2008 - 09:34 PM

Holy crap! I JUST checked my PSP slim and my right shoulder button has cracked... this is unbelievable. :-#


Can you take some pics?

It must be some kind of defect like the hinge on the DS Lites.

#8 LancerEvoX   Rawr! CAGiversary!   659 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 11:40 PM

Same thing on my PSP. I bought one the first Daxter bundles. I thought it was just me but apparently not...

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#9 AndrewCP   I'veGotBallsOfSteel! CAGiversary!   754 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2008 - 01:41 AM

Yeah I got the same problem and I assume it's a common issue. It doesn't bother me as long as it doesn't spread and cause the button to crack off. My Slim also recently developed cracks near the lower edges outside the screen cover on the face plate.
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#10 Jommy   I wish I could come up with a cool title CAGiversary!   2053 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:48 AM

My Crisis Core PSP also has this problem. However the crack is really small and is actually in the center of the shoulder button. I hope the crack doesn't migrate to the surface.

#11 OGHowie   Old Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   2004 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2008 - 05:38 PM

Good news.

I just called Sony and they are sending me a box to send the PSP in at no charge since it's still covered under warranty.

#12 henhowc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   477 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:05 PM

I have them too and my PSP hasn't seen much use.

#13 Jommy   I wish I could come up with a cool title CAGiversary!   2053 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:06 AM

Good news.

I just called Sony and they are sending me a box to send the PSP in at no charge since it's still covered under warranty.


Hmmm... think they could somehow send me a replacement since mine's Japanese?

#14 super_nerd   Hi CAGiversary!   822 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:22 AM

WTF! After reading this thread I checked my psp and it has a crack in the exact same place. I'm pretty sure it wasn't there before...this thread is cursed.


#15 Foo228   Brawl Nights host CAGiversary!   5034 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:19 AM

Same thing on my PSP. I bought one the first Daxter bundles. I thought it was just me but apparently not...


Exactly the same thing here...guess I'll post a pic later

#16 redline   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1006 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:01 PM

I got the Daxter PSP bundle the day after it came out. No cracks here.

#17 OGHowie   Old Ass Gamer CAGiversary!   2004 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 June 2008 - 11:17 PM

Hmmm... think they could somehow send me a replacement since mine's Japanese?


I think I read somewhere you'd have to send it to the actual country that provides warranty service for that model.

#18 siderealshift   ? CAGiversary!   397 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 11:59 PM

I got the Daxter version the day before it came out, and I don't have any cracks (yet?).

From your pictures, that's a really weird way for those shoulder buttons to crack. It's almost like there's a top layer that's delaminating from the rest of the button or something.

#19 VAD3R or Fro   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   726 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 11:47 PM

I have a Daxter one since Christmas. No cracks. I could see a crack appear though if I get Wipeout Pulse or God of War Chains of Olymppus.

#20 henhowc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   477 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2008 - 07:33 AM

My cracked PSP shoulder button.

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#21 ogbaka   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   558 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2008 - 08:05 AM

i guess im lucky,
no crack here... but then mine is the asia version white

#22 henhowc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   477 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:10 PM

I don't think the region matters. My brother's is the US Piano Black and mine is an Asian white ceramic. Both were cracked within like 6 months and saw very minimal use. Oh well...as long as the thing doesn't break off...

#23 redline   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1006 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:18 PM

Could heat be a factor? Has anyone with the cracks maybe left the PSP in a hot car or something?

#24 AndrewCP   I'veGotBallsOfSteel! CAGiversary!   754 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 June 2008 - 03:05 AM

Um no.
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#25 VAD3R or Fro   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   726 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 11:29 PM

Scratch my last post. I found a very small crack on the right shoulder button its barely noticeable.

#26 soccerstud652   J-E-T-S JETSJETSJETS CAGiversary!   3060 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:16 AM

Did sony ever do anything about this?
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