Question about Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

1 Answer

Psp is not reading my umds. movies, games...etc. any umd

It makes the cranking noise but it just sits there and loads but after like 2 minutes it sais the umd could not be read??!! whats up with that?!?!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 51 Answers
Re: psp is not reading my umds. movies, games...etc. any...

If you have already tried to read different umds and it still does not work.....i would suggest you remove the battery.....completely restart the unit....if at that time it still does not read umds....u either have a dirty lens or your unit is possibly could attempt to clean with Q-tip and alcohol and retry

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

PSP trouble reading UMD

its cause the game probably is kind of scratch or the laser lens its damage or its dirty. the noise its normal because its trying to read the disc.

Jun 02, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

1 Answer

Cannot load umd games

If you have custom firmware, make sure your "execute boot.bin" and "plain modules" are both disabled under your advanced configuration settings of the recovery menu. Also, make sure your ISO/CSO games are saved in the ISO Folder of your memory stick and that your UMD MODE is set to NO UMD REQUIRED. Your PBP Games should be saved in your PSP/GAME Folder.

Jul 06, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

2 Answers

Psp always read from umd,making it hang

Hi! I incounter this problem as well even without UMD its still loading and even I disable auto-start UMD still same so I tried reflashing the software but still same problem so I discover the solution before you turn-on your PSP try to open your UMD cover you'll see it will load faster then close again the cover once you see the battery and clock icon... The problem that causing this is the switch inside the UMD possible its stock-up or spoiled already!

Jun 08, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

1 Answer

Psp slim dosent read umds dono whats wrong makes a little noise

it might be that your lens that reads the psp is dirty so it cant read them

May 28, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

1 Answer

Psp(1001)won't read umd games or movies

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 =

- Your UMD motor may be malfunctioning.
- Your laser may have worn down from use over time.
- Your UMD drive tray may be bent.
- There may be a foreign object in your UMD drive

Common symptoms

* disks fail to load
* extremely slow loading
* strange whirring noise when trying to read disks

For whatever reason your PSP has stopped reading games and/or movies we will get your PSP back to you and playing like like new fast! Our price includes labor, parts, and return shipping via priority mail.

Visit PSP UMD Drive REPAIR if you are interested in an affordable and reliable PSP repair service. We have been serving the whole United States for more than 2 years!

Jan 05, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

1 Answer


Could be as simple as you put the UMD with wrong direction.

The UMD games are universal, which mean any game can be played on any psp. But the UMD movies are region specific, you can only play UMD movie with the region set according to your psp.

Dec 26, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

1 Answer

PSP Can't Read UMD!

UMD games play on any unit, the movies are regional.

tiny scratches & finger prints can stop them playing look carefully at the disc.

do the discs load ok? no mechanism damage?

Dec 16, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

3 Answers

Wont play games or movies

By your discription, it sounds like the UMD drive is not working. Are you saying the UMD's are not reading? Comment back please, I will get an email that you posted a new comment.

Nov 10, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

1 Answer

Psp-lazer ain't reading the games

This link should help.

  • Make sure the UMD is properly inserted with the label facing the back of the PSP system. Try removing the UMD and reinserting it.
  • Try playing the UMD on a different PSP system. If the UMD plays, the original PSP system may be the problem. If the UMD does not play, the problem may be isolated to the UMD itself.
  • Try playing a different UMD on the PSP system. If another UMD plays, the original UMD may be the problem. If none of the UMD's play, the problem may be isolated to the PSP system.
  • Make sure the exposed UMD surface and plastic casing is not damaged[2]. Do not use if plastic casing is cracked, collapsed, or if foreign materials have entered inside the UMD enclosure.

Nov 10, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console Logo

Related Topics:

117 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles Experts


Level 3 Expert

3018 Answers


Level 3 Expert

6993 Answers

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides