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All o f a sudden my psp wouldnt read UMD"S any more...HELP!!!!!

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Hmmmm my guess will be the psp laser reader

theres a little laser that reads ur disc's if u jammed something in the cd container or put something in wrong it may have broken

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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the umd drive must be dying. You can replace the und drive.

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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.
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* disks fail to load
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If you can't get it read any UMD, it sounds like a laser reader issue. Have you dropped it recently??

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

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acc to ma thinkin ... d system has a prob ... go 2 a technician of sony world n ask help...

Jan 12, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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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

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Where is the UMD?

UMD is Universal Media Disc, its a small disc are used for PSP.  press the "eject" button on the top to open the disc tray. Usually the problem its not from the UMD, but from the console.

The first check the version you are running on psp, >> Go to the PSP Menu and move across to the "Settings Menu". Scroll down, select to "System Settings" >> "System Information" and you should see version of your PSP. If the UMD has a high version than ur console, u need to update ur psp. 

plz visit my blog, for psp update guide.

Oct 28, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Hi Jleew,


You should check to see if another UMD will work first.  Also try them in another PSP.  If your sure your PSP is not reading Discs, then and only then, Clean the Laser lens carefully.  Using a strong flashlight and magnifying glass, look into the UMD drive with the UMD door open and look for debris like hair or lint, and also dirt and dust.  A black switch pokes up on the left inside the UMD drive.  Its a little black stick.  When you press down on this Black stick, your UMD disc motor should spin for  second or two.  The UMD laser lens should light up when your press this switch.  If any of this does not happen, you need to replace the UMD drive. If you need someone to do this which if you have never done it, you need some knowledge big time.

I can do this for you if you're in the USA for $55 including a New UMD drive, REturn Shipping, and 90 day warranty. Contact

Oct 23, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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