So, as the title says, I too am suffering this curse. The PSP didn't fall, and it drive stopped working between matches in Tekken (guess my playing is that good...)
So, tests so far:
- Deletion of Flash1: Done, no change.
- Switch Trick: Done, laser turns on and moves up and down.
- UMD: Spins without problems, but tried 4 different ones, none works (XMB shows the "loading" icon everytime).
- Cleaning: Am still looking for a damn Q-tip.
- Clicking: Is heard, but I need to place the PSP next to my ear (not sure if it's supposed to be a loud sound or not).
Other notes: From what I can tell, the base of the laser didn't move one inch during the tests, could it be 'cause of that?
If it's any help, it's a 2-year old 1001, with the UMD door closing issue (have to take that damn screw off...)
Thanks in advance to all who reply.