PSP Won't Read UMD game?

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May 21, 2008

PSP Won't Read UMD game? by solange82200 at 4:15 PM (2,679 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. solange82200
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    I just got a used Psp as a gift, with one game, it worked for like two days, but now all of a sudden when I put the game in the slot and close it, nothing happens. It doesnt show up in the "game" menu, I dont hear it spinning or anything. Does anyone know what this could be? Thanks...
     
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    Sound's like a laser issue. Where did this used PSP come from?
     
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    I'm sorry Teej, what do you mean by where it came from? It belonged to a friend of mine, it's old, not sure where he got it, but he basically sent it to me for free. But it did work for like two days, which is what's weird. I am trying to see if I can get my hands on another game so I can see if maybe if its the game. Do you think it's possible that it's the game? I was thinking that if it were the game, then the psp would at least spin and try to load it, right? That makes me think it must be the psp [​IMG]
     
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    It's possible it could be the game, but it's weird that it wouldn't spin at all. Also, I meant like where it came from as in, did it come from a shop, ebay, friend, etc, but you've answered that question [​IMG] I'd also try a UMD Movie, too. I know some PS2s can read some PS2 games and not DVDs (and visa versa) before the laser completely goes, so the same might be true for the PSP.
     
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    Brand new PSPs may have some sort of plastic to prevent damage to the UMD laser. If it has never worked before since it was bought, try checking there. You can peel it off.
     
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    Thanks guys for all your help. Im thinking what I may do is just mod it and play backups off a memory stick? Without the laser I can still do that right?
     
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    Or you could use CFW...
     
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    Well unless you're going to illegally download all the games, you still need the UMD drive to rip the games in the first place [​IMG]

    But if you are, then yeah, no problem.
     
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    Well, if I buy the game, and download it from online, at least technically it won't be "wrong". I know that it's still against the law, but crap, I dont think I have much choice at this point.
     
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    Some back ups require a umd to play properly though.
     
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    Really? Even if you are playing it from the memory stick? How does that work?
     
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    yeah some games require umd mode [​IMG] I have no idea why tbh m8, most games dont need umd mode anyway.
     
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    Cool, thanks for the head's up. I guess I'll just have to cross my fingers
     
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    just sell it to a pawn shop or sumthing.
     
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    i may have to do that. i dont know if anyone will buy it if it doesnt play games, even for parts or fixing.
     
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    If I remember rightly, America is one of the places where you can legally download a game off the internet (ROM, ISO, etc) so long as you own the original game in the first place. If you don't own it, then the law dictates (because that's what laws do, dictate) that you have to erase any downloaded games within 24 hours, allowing you to have a "preview" before you buy. Even so, most people on the PSP scene just get CFW and download games anyway, not just because they hate Sony but because they like the concept of portable games that actually look half decent (compared to DS).

    In the UK though, the law seems to omit the area of downloaded material (or so I'm told from someone who studies it).
     
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    Thanks Bclowe, i actually ended up buying a new slim psp because of this (the original is a phat), but I might try to see if I can fix up the old one so I can sell it. I'll take a look at these links, thanks!
     
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    To tell you the truth, I have had a PSP for several months now, and I have never inserted a UMD into it. Just mod it, put CFW on it, and download all your games. If you have trouble playing a game, go into the recovery menu, by holding R when you turn on your PSP, and change the UMD driver from M33 to SonyNP. There is really no need to ever use UMDs if you have a modded PSP.
     

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