Your laptop will never be the same after replacement. Pay the money to apple $440.00 + TX, if you really love your laptop. OR, sell this one for parts, Logic board will get you good money and buy a new one.
There is something stuck inside the slot. Get a flashlight and a pair of small tweezers. There is a small door that closes when there is no game inside the slot. Push that door open and look inside with a flash light and see if there is something stuck inside. If there is pluck it out with the tweezers.
Hey Luke, I just fixed one this week. You have to take it apart and reflow the ribbon that creates the picture on that side. It is very simple, make sure and not use too much heat. There is a good video on a tear down and reflow of the ribbons. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFQAsEqwh... In the video the guys uses an oven to reflow, but I used a heat gun instead.
Hey Spike, so your pins that read the game have been pushed down, that is why it will work when the game is pushed in all the way. You need to check the pins. Possibly only one or two may need to be replaced or bent back into the correct position.
Hey here are a couple of things you can check. Get a can of air and blow into the mic, to clean it. If that does not work, you can open the back of the Dsi and check to make sure the mic is still plugged in. It plugs into the motherboard next to the Wifi board. If that is fine, then you need to replace the mic. It is a very difficult job.
Hey Eli, you may have to check a few things. Some of the 3000 model PSP's had 2 switches you have to press to get the laser to fire up. One switch is on the side of the lens cage. The other switch is in the middle of the lens cage, near the spindle. With your symptom, 1. Could be the switches. 2. Could be the laser itself is dead. 3. Could be the door is not closing correctly and the umd is not sitting right. 4. Could be the gears that move the lens have jammed up. 5. Rarely, but the motherboard has failed. Hope this helps.