UMD drive won't read the discs PlayStation Portable
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it's a PSP 1001 and it was working fine until today. Now it's not even trying to read the discs? Like the UMD drive isn't making a single sound. But when I start the PSP up with a game inside, the animated wave screen shows up, so it recognizes that a game is in the drive.
I'm kinda panicky about this because some weird juice from my ham, egg, and cheese bagel definitely got on the PSP when it spilled in my backpack so I'm concerned. What's worse is that this PSP isn't even mine, it's my friends.
What can I do to make the UMD drive actually try to read games? (I've tried with two different games and it refuses to attempt to read either of them but recognizes that theyre in the machine)
@final_lap is there any way I could fix it without my UMD's being 1000% useless? and like idek if it's because of the stupid bagel cause idk what could cause this loll
Since the motor isn't running, the stepper isn't moving the head, and the lens isn't clicking trying to focus:
My guess is the ribbon cables aren't making good connection, or the PSP isn't recognizing that a disc is inserted.
If it's the ribbon cable, the procedure is the same as replacing the drive, the PSP has to be disassembled all the way to the backplate. BTW, new drives are cheap, the last ones I bought were $12.
The door close switch is a common issue on PSP 2000s and 3000s, building up the door nub with a bit of tape usually solves the problem. If the switch is stuck, I might try a bit of Vaseline on a toothpick to unstick it.
@dancer62 @FinalFantasyForever what/where exactly is the door close switch/button?
I'm certain the PSP recognized that a disc was inserted because if I had a disc inserted when I turned it on, the animated wave loading screen would be up forever until I turned it back off.
The PSP somehow started working again the day after this issue first presented itself, but I'd still like to know more just in case it happens again, especially because I have no idea what truly started or "fixed" this issue.