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Re: psp

Buy a UMD disk cleaner this may help

failing that make sure system plays other discs or that the disc you are trying to play, plays in another PSP.

If it plays other discs fine its not the PSP its the disc.

If it doesn't then its the PSP that will need to be sent away for repair.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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When i turn on my PSP it's displays "can't read the disk"

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Jul 25, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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when a psp is starting to read a disk, it takes up 333 mhz of processing power to to read it. thas why u dont see anything when u come from off or sleep into on w/ games inside of teh drive. its normal. all psp's do that. now ur laser is bad get another drive or use rubbing alcohol on a qtip and clean it,

plz rate thnx

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have you tried various disks? certan disks may either be scratched or dusty so you coul take a can of compressed air and ust out both some umd's and the umd tray of the psp. also, if you're usuing a custom firmware, you may find it will work once you revert to an official firmware

Jan 19, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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1.just take it out for a min and give a good wipe and without spittin, blow inside the umd tray
2. IT IS THE LENS!!!! Do they have any psp lens cleaners?
3. i think this is a common problem...send it to sony

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