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Psp my psp wont read my disks or umds ive cleaned them but it still wont read them!! Help??

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Try everything at this link.

If it still doesn't work you'll have to send it in for repair.

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Try cleaning the 'UMD or the reader

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First try cleaning the lens. Mine got dust on it, and it stopped reading UMDs.

A little rubbing alcohol and a q tip and it might work.

use 70% alcohol to clean the lens. Use that stick that you clean your ears with. And use not to mush alcohol. Let the lens dry for 10 minutes and try to play a UMD disk again.

If that doesn't work and still under warranty just send it in and they'll fix it for you :) Good luck!

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Try a different UMD, it might be scratched. If not, take a soft cloth, and clean the lens. Look on google to see where the lens are located.

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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.
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if it doesnt read the disk,you may want to open it up (but voiding the warranty) and clean the UMD drive.
if it doesnt read just one UMD,it might be the disk.
if cleaning the UMD drive doesnt work,you may have to get a new drive,or a new psp.

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is the silver part of the psp's umd disk at all scratched? if it is dismantling the umd and cleaning it will often help fx this problem..after you have dismantled and cleaned the umd can be repaired with a small amount of sellotape .

if that didnt help then there is possibley a problem with the umd having been erased by a mgnet or your psp's laser having died or be in need of cleaning

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Hi Jleew,


You should check to see if another UMD will work first.  Also try them in another PSP.  If your sure your PSP is not reading Discs, then and only then, Clean the Laser lens carefully.  Using a strong flashlight and magnifying glass, look into the UMD drive with the UMD door open and look for debris like hair or lint, and also dirt and dust.  A black switch pokes up on the left inside the UMD drive.  Its a little black stick.  When you press down on this Black stick, your UMD disc motor should spin for  second or two.  The UMD laser lens should light up when your press this switch.  If any of this does not happen, you need to replace the UMD drive. If you need someone to do this which if you have never done it, you need some knowledge big time.

I can do this for you if you're in the USA for $55 including a New UMD drive, REturn Shipping, and 90 day warranty. Contact

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Can you run other UMD's and it read them?  If so you need to possibly clean the Original UMD.  If your not able to read any UmDs, or it will see the UMD and not load it up and run the UMD, you will need a new UMD drive.  I can replace your UMD drive for $45 including return shipping.  Contact me at   I run the website


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