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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.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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