I hope that I'm not OT, but no one can answer this...
I'm a netwok engineer who has loads of experience repairing everything else. My roommate has a USA PSP with a broken screen. Now, if I'm not mistaken, all PSPs sold in America have a Samsung-made screen.
There is a guy on eBay selling brand new Sharp-made screens for the PSP for a great price. I know that Sharp was the OEM LCD provider for all the Japanese PSPs. Am I correct in assuming that the Sharp screen will be a "drop-in"? I was told the only difference between the units was their firmware--ie. the American PSP could only play M1 UMD MOVIES, but the GAMES would play on either a Japanese or USA model.
So question: Can he buy the Sharp screen as a replacement? I can put it in as long as the pinouts match up with the Samsung!
Thanking you in advance for your help and knowledge.