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  • terri0407 Nov 26, 2008

    I don't use this unit often..except around the holidays. I found it empty I guess my grandaughter got into it says No Disk..when a cd is in? Is there anything I can do short of taking it to a repair shop..?



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I need to locate a manual for this machine. I had a disc get stuck and would not eject. I removed it and now it won't wordk.

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What are you trying to check on the laser? Do you have a 'scope? There are also several types of infrared detectors out there that work well, but a 'scope is needed to ensure that the power level output is correct. Oh yeah, there is a detector that will plug into your DMM and read out the wattage...accordianman

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It could be many things is the can be a bad lazer, disc rotating motor is stuck, or bad motherboard in a worst case scenario. You can check if your lazer and your disc rotating motor is working if you open your umd slot with the psp on and with a small toothpick there is a black tab that sticks up, this tells the PSP that there is a UMD in the drive If you press this down, you should see the disc motor spin and the laser light up red. If they are in working order then it could be something wrong with some of the other hardware in the psp itself. (Caution: Do not stare directly at lazer) If one of the motor (Lazer or Disk rotating motor) are twitching or trying to move there could be some dust in the gear preventing it from turning you can try getting a needle and try to move the gear manually. If this does not work your most likely going to need to send it in for repair. Hope this helps please rate thanks!

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as with all dvd type machines the lazer builds up dust and debree on the lazer lens this makes it harder for the lazer to read the incripted information on the disc. much like a torch bean being covered with a cloth the fix is simple you need to purchase a lazer disc cleaner it looks and works just like a normal dvd disc but it has brushes on it that when put through the player brushes the dust of the laser lens this needs to be done on a regular bases to keep your lazer working to its optimum level and hense fixing your problem.

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Did the Xbox fall over when a disk was spinning? This could be damage to the lazer reader of your discs? I would see if you can buy one of those lazer cleaners which is a disk you put in to clean the lazer if it is dirty. If the actual lazer reader is damaged you would need to call microsoft to see if you are under warranty.


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I inserted a game disk it went into the menu I click on the game in the menu but the screen says it's unable to read the disk consult the manual, the disk doesn't appear to be spinning any help ??

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I fix heaps of these if it doesnt play cd dvd or bl-ray then sure its the lazer but wait there could be more !!!
sometimes you need to replace the bd chip (only sometimes) depends on how fussy you are or determined depending where you are in the world sony in australia wants about $330 for exchange unit or you can see a local in the area your in for around $280-300
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Hi Brad1Christy,

The laser is either dirty or burned out. When the disc does not spin, it usually is because the controller does not see any initial data coming from the laser. Clean your laser and see if you get any response.

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