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Psp games will not start

My psp will not play any games that I put in it. I have tried all of my games, (they are not scratched) I have tried to put in the starter disk and still nothing.It starts to load then it stops. What can I do to fix it. Thanks.

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Re: psp games will not start

I think the lens might have died permanantely, or maybe just it's temporary. I've also had the same problem, and one time I turned it on, it started working again. Wait about a day and see if it still happens.

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I put the game in. hear it run, but not reading or something, menu not coming up to play game

Could not read the disc. For details read the console manual.

There may be dirt or scratches on the disc or internal lens.
First remove the disc and gently wipe from the center to the outside with a soft cloth... better u download psp repair guide
click here to download psp repair guide

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My psp wont play any games it say cant read the games

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Psp screen message "the disc could not be read",

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None of what any of yall tellin' me is workin i love ma psp!
help me its diein' it wont play its umds thats like the food it needs! Help me! lol!

really though my unds wont play at all everything else is fine but thats the only problem!

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PSP will not play games

What do you mean?

UMDs or Games saved in the Memory Stick?

If UMDs, your UMDs are scratched or the PSPs UMD Reader is damaged.

Games in Memory Stick, I don't know....

But if you play games and the PSP automatically enters the Home button, it's a virus. Fix it or Back up your PSP Files, and Reformat the Stick...

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PSP won't play any games

the reason the umd wont load is because someone shut the psp off when the game was loading. so whoever did that just messed up your psp. i know cause someone did it to mine now i have to get it fixed or buy a new one. and to get the psp fixed its not guna be cheap.

Dec 25, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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