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my psp wont read the umd

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by masterlink, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. masterlink

    masterlink Member

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    pizs help me my psp wont play umds i dont now if the laser is broken i droped the psp but it wasnt working be4 that
     
  2. Eisherz

    Eisherz Active member

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    The PSP isn't shock resist, meaning when you drop it something can get out of place. Depending on what version of the PSP it is I'd buy a new UMD drive, if you think you can disassemble (and reassemble) the entire PSP (there are some good tutorial videos on youtube). If it's a PSP 1000 I'd buy a new (used) PSP off ebay, they simply are too old to be worth the hassle of a repair.
     
  3. metoninu

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    Google for UMD door/laser switches. An apparently dead drive in many cases could simply be a broken umd switch, (1 switch for 1000 and 2 for 2000 and 3000). See what you can find out before spending cash on a umd drive only to possibly find that your new shiny umd drive doesn't improve the situation, as well as other possibilities. SEARCH THESE FORUMS, THERES TRUCKLOADS OF INFO ON THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE.

    As well as other possibilities.

    Good luck.
     
  4. erenix

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    fortunately, perhaps having cfw and the ability to play games off an ms will make you forget about your umd problem.
     
  5. Sr20slide

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    If you are considering fixing the psp, be aware that the psp can have a fully functional UMD drive(laser and all) and still lose the ability to read UMDs. I had a psp that was dropped and it would pop and click when a umd was inserted, and it was the motherboard causing the problem not a faulty umd drive.
     

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