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PSP unable to read UMD discs

I have had a psp for about 2 years and it has just started to play up. I can turn it on fine, but if I put a disc in nothing happens. The circle icon in the bottom right had corner comes up when i put a disc in, just nothing happens.  I have tried it with all my games and videos and none of them work.  Would really appreciate any help.

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    where is the laser located in the psp?

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You will probably need a laser replacement. Check your local game stores to see if they do console repairs. If not you will have to find a laser online and attempt to replace it yourself. It's fairly simple.

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f you are experiencing issues when using a Universal Media Disc (UMD™) on the PSP system, try these troubleshooting options:

  • Issues with PlayStation®Store content Click here for help with content purchased from the PlayStation Store.
  • Restore Default Settings Restore Default settings will default the PSP system to its original settings. A setting change may be the reason the PSP system is having difficulties. Click here to learn how to restore default settings on the PSPgo / PSP system.
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    Make sure the UMD is properly inserted with the label facing the back of the PSP system. Try removing the UMD and reinserting it.
    Please note, it is normal for the PSP system to make noises while it is reading from a UMD.

    For PSP-1001, slide the latch to open the UMD door. For the PSP-2001 and PSP-3001, simply lift the door open.

  • Try playing the UMD on a different PSP system If possible, try playing the UMD on a different PSP system. If the disc still does not function properly, it might need to be replaced. If the disc does function properly, the PSP system may need service, see PSP Service for details.
  • Try playing a different UMD on the PSP system If possible, try playing a different UMD on the PSP system. If another UMD plays, the original UMD may be the problem. If none of the UMD's play, the problem may be isolated to the PSP system.
  • Check for moisture Do not let the PSP system or any PSP® accessories come in contact with liquid. Also check for moisture condensation in the PSP system. If moisture condensation occurs, remove the disc from the PSP and do not use the PSP until the condensation has evaporated, which can take an hour or two. In general, if any part of the PSP gets wet, discontinue use until it is completely dry.
  • Check the regional code Check the regional code on the UMD™ Video. The only regional codes that the North American PSP® is tested to work properly with are "ALL" and "1.
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Tried these steps and still need help?

If you have tried the troubleshooting information above, but continue to experience problems, please contact our Consumer Services department to have your PSP system serviced.

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I can't play a umd movie on psp


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If your PSP isn't reading games and/or movies and the problem isn't that your trying to play dirty, bent, or damaged UMD discs there are a number of other reasons your PSP is not reading disks correctly =

- Your UMD motor may be malfunctioning.
- Your laser may have worn down from use over time.
- Your UMD drive tray may be bent.
- There may be a foreign object in your UMD drive


Common symptoms

* disks fail to load
* extremely slow loading
* strange whirring noise when trying to read disks


For whatever reason your PSP has stopped reading games and/or movies we will get your PSP back to you and playing like like new fast! Our price includes labor, parts, and return shipping via priority mail.

Visit PSP UMD Drive REPAIR if you are interested in an affordable and reliable PSP repair service. We have been serving the whole United States for more than 2 years!

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you have messed up the UMD drive or lazer
probertly knocked the lazer off the tracks

hope to of been of help
Mike @ psp-repairs08

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you umd frame is bent or broken and efects the reading or the discs. the new frame costs 29.99 or if your psp is less than a year old return it to sony

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UMD games play on any unit, the movies are regional.

tiny scratches & finger prints can stop them playing look carefully at the disc.

do the discs load ok? no mechanism damage?

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Buy a UMD disk cleaner this may help

failing that make sure system plays other discs or that the disc you are trying to play, plays in another PSP.

If it plays other discs fine its not the PSP its the disc.

If it doesn't then its the PSP that will need to be sent away for repair.

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umm i have the same problem your umd drive is probaly broken to check this open your umd slot and with the opening facing you, you should see a litlle tab sticking up (black or gray) and hold it down your umd scanner should emit a red laser and moves up and down.

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Try a different disk? I've found that sometimes when you turn on the psp and you're in the game menu of the PSP menu, the UMD won't be there, but if you go over to music or something, and go back to game, it will have returned.

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