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Why do my UMDs not work?

I was on holiday and for some reason my UMDs stopped working. I hadn't dropped so i dont know why. I think its something to so with the laser. I tried to clean it after it was broken but it still doesn't work. Its been like that for about three months.

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Re: Why do my UMDs not work?

Look the UMD disc drive to see if anything could be interfering with the Hard to see little white gear.  It is toward the back and underneath.  If you used Alcohol to Clean the laser, you could have damaged or melted the lens of the laser. Alcohol cleaning on PS2 lasers was prescribed for the Phat big Versions of PS2 only.  Sony Lowered the quality from Glass lens to Plastic lens since the slim model.  I think the PS3 has a Glass lens though. If you did clean it with Alcohol, I suggest finding a Repair specialist to replace your UMD Drive. If you live in the USA, I can replace your UMD disc drive for $53 including Return shipping, and giving you a 90 day warranty.

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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