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R button on PSP is jammed

My R button on my psp is jammed. I tried taking it apart, removed some dust, losen some screw, but it didn't help. What else can I do? Can you guys do something to fix it? Can I like send it to you guys, and you guys can take a look at it? Reply soon plz, Thanks Davesterrr

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Re: R button on PSP is jammed

Wellim 13 i might know alittle somthing about your problem,well put it back together and keep trying to press it contantly,thats all i know hope it will help.

Posted on Apr 28, 2007

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Something has gotten the X button dirty even with not getting something spilled on it.  The PSP case needs to be opened and that is best left to someone with experience in the PSP.  I have torn apart and repaired about 10 PSP consoles in the last month.  I can repair your PSP for you for $28 including return shipping.  My Email is Repairtech@  I run the Playstation Clinic at

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