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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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Re: PSP Anti-static solder point removal

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.

hope this helps


Posted on Jan 13, 2008

Re: PSP Anti-static solder point removal

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.

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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