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  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    When I put a game disc into the system the screen reads: " The disc could not be read

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    when i put the disc in the psp it says disc could not be read

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    the disc could not be read

  • dannygbe Jul 05, 2008

    psp says disk could not be read

  • Anonymous Jul 05, 2008

    not able to read disk

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    i have the same problem but its only for my one game my other game is fine

  • Anonymous Jul 31, 2008


  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    psp says disc could not be read and when i take the disc out it wasn't even spinning

  • lucyglucy777 Aug 12, 2008

    I want to send my son's psp to be repaired. The glass on it cracked.

    Where can I send it to and how much will it cost? Please give me an answer. thank you.

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    i put every one of my disk in and it did not read them at all i thought that is was the disk reader was broke but i dont know if it is still

  • noochie p Nov 23, 2008

    evry disc we put into the psp, it states that disc can not be read help



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I fixed It Thank You Almighty God in Heaven I have the solution... All I did was take a cotton swab and rub it against the lensn it didnt even need any alcohol or windex hahahahahaha try it . It worked for me. I goin to play, later :)

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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I had the same problem but the simplest thing to do is either to re-insert the battery or restore default settings

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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Take a q-tip and put lens cleaner (windex) and clean off the laser lens in the umd drive. at the front on the umd drive there is a little black button of some sort that u can push down to see if the laser works now. also check and see if the thing that spins the game is spining

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

  • bmxer159 Jul 10, 2008

    now that i have tried it dont use a q tip use lens cleaner wipes that u use on glasses


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I had the same problem just a few days ago. Today I was reading up on using the usb to charge my PSP and it said to do hard reboot: restart psp and press (R) lever while rebooting and would you know.... it worked. I am now able to play games now. I hope this works for someone else.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

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Same here i have tried to play my psp with 2 brand new (like 2 week old non damaged) disks and it says disk could not be read.
so i know it is not the game that is messed up it is the psp.
please anyone with similar problems please comment back!!!!!!

i have heard u should try to blow in the drive but that does not work for me.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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Buy a new umd reader,i suggest

Posted on May 31, 2013

My psp slim also have this problem, when i just on the psp, the screen is non stop loading, i check the lens, its really non stop loading at every time i start the psp, i try to drop the psp its works, but sometimes canot, anyone have more nice solution?

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

Try putting alcohol then a little water then let it dry for about 2 mins if still wet wipe with cotten swab

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

TRIED ABOUT EVERYTHING, STILL NOT WORKING. VERY FRUSTERATING ISSUE. GRRRRRRR. thanks for trying tho guys!!! very much appreciated : )

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

Disk not read

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

I have the same prolbem with my psp i bought a new game about a weekago and the screen says that the disk cannot be read

Posted on May 19, 2008

The same thing happened to me!!!!!
I tryed like 10 different firmwares

Posted on May 18, 2008

My 7 year old son has this problem, his psp gets the splash (sony pcp) screen then the blue wavey screen and its loads and loads, then suddenly its shows the message (your disc could not be read) if i find a solution i will post back here

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

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    Chris Feb 22, 2016

    Did u find a sololution?


I have the same problem:(

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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when a psp is starting to read a disk, it takes up 333 mhz of processing power to to read it. thas why u dont see anything when u come from off or sleep into on w/ games inside of teh drive. its normal. all psp's do that. now ur laser is bad get another drive or use rubbing alcohol on a qtip and clean it,

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1.just take it out for a min and give a good wipe and without spittin, blow inside the umd tray
2. IT IS THE LENS!!!! Do they have any psp lens cleaners?
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