I've been using my psp for about a year now, its a ta-082 (2.5-->2.6-->2.71-->3.10 oe-->3.40 oe)
About a week ago (still using 3.10oe) the umd drive has stopped working - at first I thought it was my disc, but non of my umds work anymore. The drive seem to try and read the umds but after a few seconds it fails.
I don't know why it happened but giving the fact that I upgraded to 3.10 oe about 5-6 months ago and nothing have changed since, and since I couldn't find anything I could do about it - I tired upgrading it to 3.40oe. It didn't solve the problem - and now when I connect it to the usb the - connect cable remains on the screen (I know its non-related - and something to do with a faulty key - but since I need your help I thought I'd write all of it).
Anyway - I've tried just about anything including blowing air into the umd slot - nothing helps... anyway familiar with the problem? I can't return the psp - its over a year old and I don't want to go to sony - I also won't replace the umd reader - I'm pretty sure that if I try I will end up with an even less functional psp... at least this one can play music and video :)
Waiting for your help :)