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HELP!! I dont know how to remove the Anti-Static solder point!!!

Hi... my psp"s lens is hooped! I bought a new lens and umd player part, but aperently you have to remove the Anti- static point!! I dont know where it is and i dont know how to remove it! PLEASE ENLIGHTEN ME!!! and please, if you can, show me a pic where it is!!! THANKS SOOOOO MUCH IN ADVANCE!!!

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The solder point is on the ribbon that goes into the motherboard - just get a solder iron with a fine tip and a solder sucker - dab it on the blod and remove that sucker.


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I can do this for you if you're in the USA for $55 including a New UMD drive, REturn Shipping, and 90 day warranty. Contact

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