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The psp sounds like its trying to spin but it just wont load. can you help me find out whats wrong?

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Whack your PSP a few times, not too hard though, see if the UMD drive starts working!
Well, at least 'it' worked for me! XDXDXD
If you PSP is still under warranty, then you can BRING your PSP to SONY, FREE of charge!
If not, bring it to repairs anyway, Eg SONY.

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