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PSP Anti-static solder point removal

Hi, i really need help!!
My psp's laser isnt working, so i bought a new Laser lens on ebay, and apparently you have to remove the anti static solder!! I have no clue where the solder point is, and i dont know how to remove it!!! PLEASE HELP ME!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

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It is helpful if you get some desoldering braid from your local diy shop. you just heat the braid on the solder joint and .... zip... the solder runs up the braid.

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Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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The Anti Static Point is a small bit of metal on the electric strip coming off the UMD. You can see it in the left hand side of this picture.

http://www.psxboy.com/syssite/home/shop/1/pictures/newsimg/1190737097.jpg

Anyway if you look at your broken one you will see it ins't there. So you need a soldering Iron to take it off. I am no expert but as I understand once this is gone the UMD should be fine for installation.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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