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Help it seems 2 me that when you put in a game it just spins and spins and the game doesnt read, never really says that but just lost right now any help would be nice or maybe were i can get it serviced.

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Hi Bvogel987,

You probably need a new UMD drive. I have seen this many times. Try the following to restore the drive.

  1. Turn the PSP-1000 on,
  2. Open the UMD door
  3. Press down on the black peg poking up at 8 O-Clock in reference to the disc spindle.
  4. You should see the disc spin, and Laser light up. If either does not, then you need a new drive.
  5. If they do spin and light up, Take a toothpick, and wrap paper towel aorund the tip of the tooth pick,
  6. Dampen the toothpick swab with a Windex type cleaner.
  7. Swab the laser lens, and move the lens with you finger or toothpick to the right a couple of clicks. Place a new paper on the toothpick and dry the lens.
  8. Test. If this did not work, you still need a new Drive.
I run www.PlayStationClinic.com and we replace PSP-1000 UMD drive for $47.00 including return shipping and handling.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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