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Psp jam my umd is jammed in my psp and i cant replace it. wat do i do?

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    the game holder jammed


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Did you force the umd in there? 1 open the disk vover with a screw driver then push out the umd

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What is a umd

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Hey there i bright a psp and its not reading the games wat can cause that???


Switch on on your PSP and remove the UMD that might be inside

When you open up the UMD door and look down inside you will see the Laser assembly.

If you look to the left there is a black tab that sticks up, this tells the PSP that there is a UMD in the drive.

If you press this down with a small probe, you should see the disc motor spin and the laser light up red (do not stare directly at the laser)

Inspect to see If the Motor is spinning or it moving slightly?

Take the parts out and see if there is another problem also.

If the laser is not lighting up then it could be the laser,check the cables to the PSP and see if there is a bad connection.

If both are running well then put a disc in and get your ear up close so you can hear what is going on in there.

On a working PSP you will hear the disc start to spin up, then you can hear the laser start to twitch, followed by the laser motor moving the laser down the rails.

Can you hear the disc spin up? If not I would take the disc out again and press the switch with your probe again. if the disc motor is spinning again, look around to see if the metal housing is obstructing the disc when you put it in.. there could be too much pressure for the disc to spin freely

Can you hear the Laser focus? This might be hard to hear it will sound like a little tick. If you cant hear it tick I would move on and inspect this internally later.

Can you hear the Laser move down the rail? This will be a smooth sound of the gears, it should not be a really clicky sound.

If you can't hear it move down the track OR it is very clicky do the fpllowing;

You should open the UMD door and carefully manually move the laser to the right side of the assembly.

Use a sharp THIN probe to manually move the WHITE gear under the metal housing.

try and scrape the gears themselves to make sure there is no gunk or debris in the gear..

After this try and see if it is reading UMD again.

If none of this is working, it is time to open your PSP unit

If you are able to find out what's wrong from the troubleshooting steps above you can replace the problem by

Replacing the UMD, Assembly,Replacing UMD Disc Motor,Replacing UMD Laser Motor or by Replacing PSP Motherboard

Dec 15, 2010 | Sony Video Game Consoles

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How do i insert game

look on the top of the psp device there should bea little tab thats wat u pull away from the psp but not will alot of force just a little bit of force

Dec 25, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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My PSP cant play any games any more

update your PSP's firmware to 5.00 -thats my psp firmware

Jun 14, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Psp won't play umd discs.

well wat i did is charge it for a long time then play it but after i turned it off or it froze it stopped. has ur psp been lost or damaged?

Nov 22, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Downgrade psp 5.01 to 5.00 m33

If you are on psp 3000 series then you will have to live with it and buy UMDs for the time being.If not you can get a pandora battery and downgrade it to whatever you want.Since you are on 5.01 OFW I highly doubt your mobo is still trigger-able by pandora battery though.

Nov 06, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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PSP Problem

I dont know how technical savvy you are but there are several DIY guides on the internet to replace the UMD drive which often fails on the PSP.

Check out this website for a complete tutorial.

you can find hte UMD parts on ebay usually as well

If not type in google psp repair.. there are plenty of place that do repairs.

Apr 29, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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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

Dec 31, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Psp will turn on but will not read any discs old or new

Hi BubbasMom,

Bubbas PSP has a problem with either the UMD laser, or the mechanism that moves it back and forth. Open the UMD door and Clean the lens with a Q-tip lightly dampened with Glass Cleaner. Swab it with the dry end after you use the glass cleaner.
If that doesnt fix it. You probably have something jamming the Laser from moving. Sometimes you can clear this by forcing the laser to move some. You will hear it click a few times. Once you click it a few times on way or another. Try a UMD to see if that fixed it.

Nov 21, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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