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Memory stick duo cover has slipped off track and won't go back in

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I bought a PSP for my son at christmas.  Within a couple of days the the cover that slides out that says "memory stick duo" on it won't go back in.  The two plastic sliders that seam to fit over something inside, one of them has slipped off.  It's not broken in any way it just is off the track.  I have tried to put it back on without success.  I don not want to take any screws out as I am worried about voiding any warranty I might have. 
The unit won't play any games with the door open, not to mention it would be very uncomfortable to hold onto with it out.
What do you suggest?

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If your under Warranty then send it to Sony to repair.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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