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Repair a psp

I have ordered a replacement laser lens for my sons psp. but i can not find any one to replace it for. How can i get some step by step instructions on how to do it. the unit works fine it just will not read any umd games or movies

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Hello geegee there is this for you

hope that helps there are guys out there that can fix it for you. but it all depends on how comfortable you are with fixing things.

if you look at that and feel its too much let me know I will send you into the right direction of getting it fixed.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008


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