Question about Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console
Hi my psp does not seem to read any discs anymore when i fire it up i hear motor kick in and try to scan the disc and then nothing, the little icon flashes in the bottom right hand corner and nothing happens any ideas or is this terminal
PSP is not turning on, replaced battery thinking that that was the problem, but still no green light, no sounds, no nothing. replaced battery charger also, have tried to charge PSP w/ and w/out battery. still nothing....HELP!!! what could be the issue here? PSP in good condition, no damages to date.
All of you need to send your PSP off for repair. The UMD drives not reading is common fault of the PSP and the drive will need to be replaced. The power on Problem is possiblly a defective motherboard. They can be repaired.
Click on "Repair Directory" at the bottom of this screen. Then select "Video Game Consoles" on the next screen. Pick a good REpair shop that has experience in repairing PSP's. Ask them if they know what a UMD is. Then Ask them if they have ever replaced a UMD drive. If so they know what they are doing. Find a good price
Posted on Nov 25, 2007
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Dec 15, 2010 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games
It would look like this if your UMD door was off.
You should open the UMD door and carefully manually move the laser to the right side of the assembly.
Use a sharp THIN probe to manually move the WHITE gear under the metal housing. It is quite hard to see it in the photos so I put a red star around it.
I usually try and scrape the gears themselves to make sure there is no gunk or debris in the gear.
After this try and see if it is reading UMD again.
This fixes it about 35% of the time.
If none of this is working, it is time to open your PSP unit Or send it in for repair.
If you know what's wrong you can replace the problem here
Replace UMD Assembly
Replace UMD Disc Motor
Replace UMD Laser Motor
Replace PSP Motherboard
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What we have here, is a failure to read the UMD. Troubleshooting 101, open the UMD door and depress the little black spur sticking up about 1/8" and it is about 3/4" in and to the left. Once your depress the Black spur, You should see the the little disc motor spin and the laser beam light up. Do not stare into the laser. This tells you that at least the laser is lighting and the motor is turning, Now, get a Q-tip and dampen it with Isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Rub the lens with the dampened q-tip. Use the dry end of the Q-tip to dry the lens. Look carefully to see if any lint or foriegn obsjects are inside the UMD disc drive. If you see anything, get it out. Look at the white gear in that back to see if anything is on it. Clean it if necessary, I know its very close quarters and hard to do.
I repair PSP's with this problem that do not get fixed after cleaning. I can replace your UMD drive with a full brand new drive for $47 which includes Return shipping. Contact me at Repairtech@playstationclinic.com if you need further assitance.
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