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Faulty psp Hi all, when I turn on my psp with a umd in all i get is a blank screen if i take the umd out or start without a umd in i get the home page. but if i then put a umd in it wont load and no umd icon comes up. The disdc is spinning and the laser comes on and moves up and down but doesnt move left or right please help. thanks

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Re: faulty psp

This could be a very simple problem. I have seen so many PSP's with this problem. There is something stuck in the gears that move the PSP left to right. Most of the time it is a plastic piece that breaks off the door hinge. If you are good at taking electronics apart, you can do this in 10 minutes.


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