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Psp will turn on but will not read any discs old or new

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  • bubbasmom Nov 21, 2007

    thank you for the idea still will not read my husbund just realized the laser flops back and forth.



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Hi BubbasMom,

Bubbas PSP has a problem with either the UMD laser, or the mechanism that moves it back and forth. Open the UMD door and Clean the lens with a Q-tip lightly dampened with Glass Cleaner. Swab it with the dry end after you use the glass cleaner.
If that doesnt fix it. You probably have something jamming the Laser from moving. Sometimes you can clear this by forcing the laser to move some. You will hear it click a few times. Once you click it a few times on way or another. Try a UMD to see if that fixed it.

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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    Greg Stokes Nov 21, 2007

    If the Laser is flopping back and forth, the Gear drive is broken more than likely. You will need a new UMD drive. Click on "Repair Directory" at the bottom of this screen. Then Click on "Video Game Consoles". Pick a Service that is reasonable and specializes in PSP. Ask the Service if they have ever replaced a UMD drive before. This is very important. Even Great Repair shops have damaged the PSP totally from trying on first few tries. Good luck



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