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Psp lens my psp will not read game all the time

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Re: psp lens

If it is the lens you may have to clean it with a cleaning disc or some compressed air, providing the games you are using aren't damaged. Aside from buying a new one there isn't much else you can do.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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Okay well what you can do is actually make sure that the lens is actually moving. Because this happened to mine. When i tried playing my Crisis core game it was spinning and i could hear the noise and it said it was reading but the lens wasn't moving. This later on i found out happened due to the fact that my brother dropped my psp. What i did to fix it was actually hit the side of the psp to my hands a few times and apparently the lens was stuck and it came undone and its been working fine since then. But if you still have your warranty on it you might want to send it back, if not then you have nothing to lose. Hope this helps.

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something is wrong with the PSP reader.

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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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