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!!!!!
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.
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A Laser Lens malfunction will cause this to happen and is a common problem. This can be fixed at home if a new Laser Lens or Laser Lens w/ transport can be found for your unit. I used ebay to purchase a new Laser Lens for my Denon DVD 5900. The part is also sometimes available from parts stores like Parts Express for a premium, $100+ Parts Express vs $17 ebay in my case. I would recommend purchasing a FACTORY SERVICE MANUAL from an online vendor. The manual will cost between $10 - $20 and is downloadable. The installation is very straight forward. The part that might not be clear would be the grounding shorts on the new Laser Lens. THE NEW LENS COMES SHORTED AND AFTER THE PART IS INSTALLED IN THE PLAYER THE GROUND SHORTS MUST BE UNSOLDERD FOR IT TO WORK CORECTLY. The part comes this way to protect the Laser from static shock damage.
The repair on a Denon DVD 5900 cost $30 and took about an hour to complete.
Sounds like there is a problem with the disk drive in your PSP. Open up the disk tray and look for the laser. Take a (very) damp q-tip and lightly clean the laser and gently push the laser center. If this does not work you will need to replace your PSP laser or send it in.
Try cleaning the lens of your ROM. I believe they make lens cleaning discs for the mini ROMs like those in your PSP. If cleaning the lens doesn't fix the problem, then your Mini-disc ROM is likely malfunctioning \ broken. If this is the case, and your PSP isn't under warranty anymore, then you're probably better off buying a new PSP, because it will cost more than it's worth to have the ROM fixed or replaced by a professional - if your can even find someone capable of fixing it for you.
when you say scanner do you mean laser that reads the umd?
you could replace the laser from one off ebay but the thing with replacing lasers is that adjusting the laser so it reads the disk it tricky
here is a shop that repairs lasers in psps http://www.ipaqrepair.co.uk/ipaqpart1418.html
or if you want to do it your self http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Sony-PSP-2000-Slim-Original-UMD-Laser-Lens-Repair-Parts_W0QQitemZ290386195846QQcategoryZ127746QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp4340.m263QQ_trkparmsZalgo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BIA%252BUA%252BIEW%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D11%26ps%3D63
also you say it is 1 year old from brand new? bought from the shops call sony as it may just be under warenty
Sounds like either you got a bad laser, or if the anti-static solder point on the left side of the new laser was not removed with a soldering iron, then the laser will not work. Simply heat it with an iron and maybe some solder wick and you should be good to go.
You should replace the laser module. You can order one at online shops like http://www.consoleparts4u.co.uk/ or buy a cheap laser part on eBay, but watch out with buying components that are made in China/Hong Kong. There is a bigger chance of bad quality. There is no soldering involved into replacing a PSP laser part. But you should watch out with static electricity and i recommend you following up a disassembly tutorial, for example the one here: http://www.consolezombie.com/PSP/PSP_Laser_Replacement.html