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Psp trouble lazer lights are on the screen and won't clear off

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I think the back of the lazer assembley might have come loose or off. It happened on my old psp. Every time it would load, a flickering red dot would appear. I dont think you can gat the back of the lazer assembley, but the lazer assembley itself can be bought for a reletively low price on eBay. Pretty easy to replace too. 4 screws and 2 cables.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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