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My psp is not reading any of my UMD's I have.

This problem started 1 week ago , this only happens on my psp , I tried all the games on my brothers psp and they worked...Can you please help?

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Re: My psp is not reading any of my UMD's I have.

Can you hear the UMD's spin? Sounds like the lens may be dirty or damaged. Do not try to wipe off the lens. I recommend trying a can or compresses air.

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