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Use a cotton ear swap soaked with alchohol

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My psp says that the disc is unreadable on multiple occassions for no apparent reason when the game works fine in my cousins psp

Sounds like there is a problem with the disk drive in your PSP. Open up the disk tray and look for the laser. Take a (very) damp q-tip and lightly clean the laser and gently push the laser center. If this does not work you will need to replace your PSP laser or send it in.

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My psp wont read any games do you know why this is?

Try cleaning the lens of your ROM. I believe they make lens cleaning discs for the mini ROMs like those in your PSP. If cleaning the lens doesn't fix the problem, then your Mini-disc ROM is likely malfunctioning \ broken. If this is the case, and your PSP isn't under warranty anymore, then you're probably better off buying a new PSP, because it will cost more than it's worth to have the ROM fixed or replaced by a professional - if your can even find someone capable of fixing it for you.

Aug 14, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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My psp UMD drive doesnt work

Try to clean the laser eye with a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol. If that doesn't help then see if you can get the PSP fixed by Sony if you still have the warranty. If you don't have a warranty you can still get it fixed by Sony for a price but you also can replace the laser eye yourself on your PSP. There are videos on how to change the laser eye on youtube. Hope this helps.

Aug 07, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Will not load disc laser and motor seem fine

only way you can fix is by moding your psp. either your drive is bad needs cleaning or the system tools need to be reloaded but it will need to be sent out if you don't want to mod

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

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Psp not playing game

Usually the problem is with the umd laser.

You can try to clean the lens with a dry q-tip, but in general when psp's have this problem the laser needs to be changed.

Mar 09, 2009 | Sony PSP (Piano Black)

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This can by caused by one or more of the following conditions:

1- The device was dropped and the sensitive laser assembly broke. Get a new PSP.

2- The laser assembly is dirty. Clean it gently with a cotton swab and some isopropyl.

3- The games are dirty. Gently spin them and wipe with a soft cloth.

Aug 30, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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PSP disk drive

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.

Mar 09, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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try cleaning laser with cotton bud diped in nail varnish remover if this fails then im sorry to say you will need to replace laser if you intend to try your self let me no and ill send you a step by step replace ment

Feb 16, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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try giving your laser a clean with a cotton bud diped in any alcohol or nail varnish remover if this fails then the bad news is to replace your laser can send you step by step replacement laser ? let us no

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