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PSP intermittent powerup

My PSP has an intermittent fault in that it sometimes doesn't power up at switch on. I suspect it might only be a faulty/dry joint on the PCB at the input socket from the charger as it sometimes comes on when I wiggle the power plug. However it mostly fails to power up. I feel I could probably rectify the fault but I don't want to risk damaging anything attempting to open the unit up yo gain access to the PCB. I have removed the small screws that I thought might hold the two halves of the unit together but it still doesn't come apart. Can you give me any guidance on gaining access to the PCB?

Your assistance would be very much appreciated.

BC

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    i drop it and now it won't turn on

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Dear Fix Ya Team,

Many thanks for your prompt reply to my PSP query. I thought I would let you know that I have located a PSP service manual in my local library which at first glance looks as though it might contain enough information which should enable me to dismantle my PSP and hopefully locate/rectify the problem. If not I might be in touch with you again.

Once again many thanks.

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