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Replaced lens not working

I replaced my old ps3 lens with new ones but it wont work

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By lens, I'm assuming that you replaced the optics assembly. Please note that these assemblies ship with a solder short to prevent static electicity problems during shipping and installation. Make sure that you removed the solder short.


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