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PSP - Games will not read

Hiya, Hope you can help. We have a problem with a PSP - it stays at the menu screen when inserting a disc. It does not seem to spin. We have tried restoring the default settings but the probelm does not resolve.

Also, we are in Australia (having bought the console in Britain) and can't find the local support...

Any ideas?

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Re: PSP - Games will not read

Seems to be a hardware problem.


I said to you the UMD games are universal so there are no restrictions like you said, only the UMD videos have region code!

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