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PSP Not Loading Games

My son has a psp that is not working. If you insert a game disc the game won't load. You just hear the disc spinning. Can you help? My PSP isn't working. When you put a game in it just spins (the UMD). The icon doesn't show to play and the game doesn't show on the screen.

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  • carmen03us May 28, 2009

    The lens? is this something on the inside? This is his 2nd PSP that has had the same problem. It is like, when you put in the UMD nothing happens, it doesn't play the icon doesn't show up, but the UMD spins, you can hear it. I am about to send both into the CEO of Sony and tell them to put them you know where. HELP!!

  • carmen03us May 28, 2009

    Thanks very much for your help! The UMD's aren't burned, they are brand new games. I tried to go to Sony for help but they wanted to charge $90 to fix it so we just got him a new one. Then it happened again! He has only had it for less than a month. You are awesome!!

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You most likely need to clean the lens. Local game stores have kits that clean it for you.

Posted on May 28, 2009

  • machadojr_fe May 28, 2009

    Yes the lens is what reads the discs. Also if you have a burned umd or this can happen as well. So try a disc you know for sure is not burned if the same thing happens it is the lens. If you returned the last one for a replacement you should be able to do the same with this one.

  • machadojr_fe May 28, 2009

    The $90 part they were going to change was the lens. If cleaning doesn't work the lens needs replacing but I would just exchange it at the store. Most give a 60 day warranty.

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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 =

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