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PSP won't Read UMD's

I've had my PSP since December 20. of 2008, so it's brand new, bought it from Wal-Mart. I have been playing games on it for awhile and now they won't work whatsoever. The disc doesn't even make a noise when I put it in, so it seems like it cannot detect that the UMD is in there. So I was wondering if there was a solution, or if I have to exchange this back in due to warranty and obtain a new one?

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    my psp wont read the umd and i cant find out why, please help?

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I think a friend of mine had a similar problem. I heard there was a little magnetic plate (which serves for reading the UMD), that has fallen off the system. It might not be your problem though. Try with the warranty.

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