1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

PSP UMD Drive trouble

Discussion in 'Sony Handhelds' started by kanet666, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. kanet666

    kanet666 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Hi all, I am currently in possession of a mates PSP (original one I think, and it isn't hacked or anything like that) and he told me it wouldn't load original UMD's. I've had a look at it myself (I don't have past experience with PSP's but I have fixed hardware problems on PS2's, Xbox 360's and Nintendo Wii's/DS's before) and it seems to me that there is trouble with either the laser or the laser's track(Sony have a record for this sort of problem).

    However, if the PSP is led down still for a few hours it works and loads up (albeit fairly sluggishly) so I think that the laser definately works, and that maybe the tracks have worn down so that the laser is slightly out of reach when the machine has been moved?

    I'm no expert on this particular console so I'm looking for a second opinion. TIA
     
  2. elbald90

    elbald90 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2008
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    dont waste your time just hack it and play the games off of the memory stick , problem solved
     
  3. kanet666

    kanet666 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    I would do if it was MY psp. If I gave it back to my mate hacked he'd manage to kill it almost instantly. He even has his own technician to install torrent programs, its that bad.
     
  4. Eisherz

    Eisherz Active member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,833
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    78
    It doesn't really matter what the problem is as the solution would be to buy a new drive.
    I am pretty sure the laser is dying. So if it really is an old PSP 1000 I wouldn't bother buying a new drive, the first 1000 models were produced in 2004, you don't know when the next thing breaks, your buddy should sell it at ebay and buy a newer PSP there. As your friend isn't much into hacking it I would suggest a PSP 3000, they are the newest and least worn out that can still play UMDs.
     
  5. kanet666

    kanet666 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Well he decided he's getting a new one and left me with this one to hack. Found a guide to doing it but I need OFW 5.03 for it to work.

    Is it possible to downgrade from OFW 5.55 to 5.03 without using a Pandora's battery? It is a PSP 1000
     
  6. Eisherz

    Eisherz Active member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,833
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Yes, since a few days it actually is. You need firmware 6.20 and 6.20 TN-B.
    http://www.psp-hacks.com/2010/12/30/release-imminent-6-20-tn-b/
    Guide:
    http://www.psp-hacks.com/2010/12/31/how-to-downgrade-with-6-20-tn-b/
    Even if you manage to fail, you can still fix it with a pandora battery (by the way: www.dealextreme.com , don't turn your own into a pandora).
     
  7. kanet666

    kanet666 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Thanks a lot Eisherz, finished hacking it within half an hour.

    all tested and fully working!
     

Share This Page