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Change optical pick up, but still can not read the disk

I change the old laser pick up with the new one. but now still can not read the disk... what happen whit my ps, or one of component may leak? help me & thanks

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You may not have adjusted the laser correctly. if you actually did place the laser in without damaging it, then what you need to do is adjust it so that it picks up the Game.

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