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Psp umd laser clicking

The unint falldown on the floor it became a hard start the game after the fall

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  • vinox77 Jan 13, 2009

    what do you really mean I have to change the unit or you mean it is a pcb problem or there will be no technical work can be done anymore!

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When i noticed you typed laser clicking, i knew exactly what happened.. it was dropped.. you answered your own question. Same thing happened to me, had to get a new one.. or you can get a cheap one used at gamestop, or ebay.com or amazon.com. You can, worked for me sometimes, but when the game starts to load, and you hear the laser clicking, just tap the back of the psp until the game starts.. may or may not work, depending how hard you dropped it.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

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    Steve Trevino Jan 14, 2009

    there is no point trying to fix it yourself.. you might as well "buy" a new one.. or used.. i tried everything to repair it, even a friend who knows the psp inside and out.. "he owns like 5" and even he said get over it and get a new one.. so i did.

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umdgear_small.jpg
It would look like this if your UMD door was off.
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