Question about Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console
The disk Drive in my PSP isn't working, the red laser isn't turning on and it makes a clicking sound when I put in a UMD, then it gives me a message telling me it can't read the UMD. I tryed replacing the drive and it makes ** diffrence, still does the same thing
Your laser is either broken or unaligned. you have 2 options:
1. send it back to sony
2. or try and clean the laser track, remember the gear under the track also needs cleaning.
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Mar 02, 2011 | Sony PSP (Piano Black)
It would look like this if your UMD door was off.
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. It is quite hard to see it in the photos so I put a red star around it.
I usually 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.
This fixes it about 35% of the time.
If none of this is working, it is time to open your PSP unit Or send it in for repair.
If you know what's wrong you can replace the problem here
Replace UMD Assembly
Replace UMD Disc Motor
Replace UMD Laser Motor
Replace PSP Motherboard
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Nov 15, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console
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.
I can do this for you if you're in the USA for $55 including a New UMD drive, REturn Shipping, and 90 day warranty. Contact Repairtech@playstationclinic.com
Oct 23, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console
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