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Sony PSP wont play umd

My sony PSP wont play the UMD's at all. I tried cleaning umd drive with qtip, but problem persists. The psp is out of warranty, is there anything that can be done before buying a new psp?

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Posted on Aug 27, 2007

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I had the same problem with my psp today. It worked fine the last time i used a UMD disk 2 days ago. When i turned it on this morning, i heard an odd noise. Perhaps the motor waering out. I think i would have heard this sympthom before today though. Anyway, i have had it for almost two years, never dropped always cased. I called Sony and all they can do is charge me 89.00 to send me a replacement(refurb). I could wait and just buy the new slim PSP coming out on Sept.9 but them i would still have a broken PSP. so i gave them the 89.00 bucks and hopefully in 7-10 days i will have a working PSP again.

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Re: Sony PSP wont play umd

Go and return this to Sony if it is under warranty or go to a nearby repair shop to fix it. I believe the diode has been damaged from the qtip being used. Those lasers are delicate things.

Posted on Aug 24, 2007

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Same with my PSP. My son accidentally broken a spring sensor for the UMD when you close the UMD cover of the PSP. That's why the drive doesn't recognize if there's a UMD. Sony Service Center here in the Philippines doesn't have a replacement part for this.

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

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