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MY PSP WILL NOT READ

HI MY PSP WILL NOT READ ANY GAME , SO I THOUGHT IT WAS THE LASER SO I PURCHASED A NEW UMD DRIVE INCLUDING LASER AND IT STILL DOES NOT WORK. IS IT TIME FOR THE BIN?

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  • FASSIHIRE Apr 04, 2008

    no! how do i do this?



    thanks

  • FASSIHIRE May 07, 2008

    thanks larkin71, the psp was bought in 2006 and its the original firmware. It does not read any games. i have about 20. i do not think it is the games

  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    stoped reading umds a couple of days ago and wont read any know ?

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    we bought my son a psp for his birthday in may. the psp will read movies but it eill not read any games. please help!

  • 3lisamarie Jul 26, 2008

    my son got a psp in may and it will not read any games. it will read the spiderman 2 movie that he has.

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    same

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    larkin71 May 11, 2010

    what firmware do you have on your psp?have you been able to play games before on you psp and it's only now that you are encountering this problem?if yes,and granting you didn't change your firmware,settings or anything else for that matter,most likely,your game is the problem regardless whether you're using umd or memory stick.to be sure,play the game on a different psp to check if it'll work and if it doesn't,then it's safe to assume that the game indeed is problematic.no guarantees,hope this helps.

  • scotta01 May 11, 2010

    Have you updated to the latest firmware?

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Your memory stick may be corrupted, re- format it, or try a new one ................... then upgrade to new firmware......

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NEED HELP


Take a can of air and gently blow some onto the laser in the drive.

Then go ahead and try a few of the umd's and see if the psp reads them. If it still doesn't read them then the drive is bad and needs to be replaced. if it reads them then that means dirt was on the laser and interfering with the UMD.

May 19, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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PSP doesn't read UMDs.


You probably have a bad laser or UMD Drive. You can send it to us for afree diagnosis. If the UMD Drive and/or laser needs to be fixed it isonly $59.99 - PSP Laser/UMD Drive REPAIR SERVICE

For whatever reason your PSP has stopped reading games and/or movies we will get your PSP back to you and playing like like new fast! Our price includes labor, parts, and return shipping via priority mail.

Jan 09, 2009 | Video Game Consoles

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Psp(1001)won't read umd games or movies


If your PSP isn't reading games and/or movies and the problem isn't that your trying to play dirty, bent, or damaged UMD discs there are a number of other reasons your PSP is not reading disks correctly =

- Your UMD motor may be malfunctioning.
- Your laser may have worn down from use over time.
- Your UMD drive tray may be bent.
- There may be a foreign object in your UMD drive


Common symptoms

* disks fail to load
* extremely slow loading
* strange whirring noise when trying to read disks


For whatever reason your PSP has stopped reading games and/or movies we will get your PSP back to you and playing like like new fast! Our price includes labor, parts, and return shipping via priority mail.

Visit PSP UMD Drive REPAIR if you are interested in an affordable and reliable PSP repair service. We have been serving the whole United States for more than 2 years!

Jan 05, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Hi Bvogel987,

You probably need a new UMD drive. I have seen this many times. Try the following to restore the drive.
  1. Turn the PSP-1000 on,
  2. Open the UMD door
  3. Press down on the black peg poking up at 8 O-Clock in reference to the disc spindle.
  4. You should see the disc spin, and Laser light up. If either does not, then you need a new drive.
  5. If they do spin and light up, Take a toothpick, and wrap paper towel aorund the tip of the tooth pick,
  6. Dampen the toothpick swab with a Windex type cleaner.
  7. Swab the laser lens, and move the lens with you finger or toothpick to the right a couple of clicks. Place a new paper on the toothpick and dry the lens.
  8. Test. If this did not work, you still need a new Drive.
I run www.PlayStationClinic.com and we replace PSP-1000 UMD drive for $47.00 including return shipping and handling.

Dec 25, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Psp


Hi,
do you mean that it won,t read the UMD Disks.
If this is the case, you have a faulty Or weak laser unit or the UMD Drive is faulty.

Mike @ compurepair.

Apr 02, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Games


Hi,

you Could buy A New UMD Drive Or Laser.
As Thats Whats Faulty On-It.

Mike @ Compurepair.

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Mar 02, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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PSP


Hi Voltagehog,

You need to look intothe UMD drive. Press the little Black probe sticking up in the UMD drive. It is about 3/4 inch from left and 3/4 inch from top of the UMD drive. When you press it, look for the Disc spindle to rotate, and the Laser to light up and the Laser movement to occur. This will tell you a lot in what is working or not in the UMD drive. If the laser does not move left and right, or light up, you have a problem with the laser. move it manually with a pen or something, Only click it a couple of times. Try the black button thing again. If the Disc spindle motor does not spin. You probably need a new UMD drive.
If you need a new UMD drive, click on "repair directory" at the bottom of this screen, Click on Video game Consoles. Pick out a good service out. I know one of them specializes in Playstations.You can get a new UMD drive replaced for under $60.

Nov 15, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Psp


Hi Jleew,

 

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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Psps does load any discs


Hi Tubston1980,

 

What we have here, is a failure to read the UMD.  Troubleshooting 101,  open the UMD door and depress the little black spur sticking up about 1/8" and it is about 3/4" in and to the left.  Once your depress the Black spur, You should see the the little disc motor spin and the laser beam light up.  Do not stare into the laser. This tells you that at least the laser is lighting and the motor is turning,  Now, get a Q-tip and dampen it with Isopropyl rubbing alcohol.  Rub the lens with the dampened q-tip.  Use the dry end of the Q-tip to dry the lens. Look carefully to see if any lint or foriegn obsjects are inside the UMD disc drive.  If you see anything, get it out. Look at the white gear in that back to see if anything is on it. Clean it if necessary, I know its very close quarters and hard to do.

I repair PSP's with this problem that do not get fixed after cleaning. I can replace your UMD drive with a full brand new drive for $47 which includes Return shipping. Contact me at Repairtech@playstationclinic.com if you need further assitance.  

Oct 15, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Psp fault code


Can you run other UMD's and it read them?  If so you need to possibly clean the Original UMD.  If your not able to read any UmDs, or it will see the UMD and not load it up and run the UMD, you will need a new UMD drive.  I can replace your UMD drive for $45 including return shipping.  Contact me at Repairtech@playstationclinic.com.   I run the website www.playstationclinic.com

 

Oct 07, 2007 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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