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Psp lockout every time i put a umd into the psp drive it won't read them

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Based on my experience, this can be due to several things from a bad laser to a bad motherboard or spindle motor, etc... This is not a problem you can fix alone if you're not experienced. When you say "it won't read them" do you also get a disc read error message on the screen, or does the screen stay exactly the same (no message) ? If you answer this I can further pinpoint where the problem is ?

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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.

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