anyone had this happen?
I went to play Ridge Racer yesterday...and i found a problem with my UMD. Since i don't feel like explaining..i'll let the picture do it for me.
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I'm not sure who to call and what to do. The UMD will not boot with the detatched window in it, you have to take it out and pop the disc back in the remaining shell to play it.
I've got the reciept for the game somewhere, i bough it on November 19, if i can track the reciept down i might be able to get it exchanged where i bought it...if not..i guess i'll call Namco or Sony. :(
it seems i've found a solution to my own problem.
I just went out to my truck to try and find my reciept for Ridge Racer, i bought it the night i got the system and thought since i opened it in the truck minutes after getting out there..it might be there..i didn't find it..but i did find the UMD sampler disc i found useless. So...here's how i did things.
the UMD shells open fairly easy, you just have to *GENTLY* pry at it with something. I started near the read window on one of the notches and gently seperated it...and i continued doing that all the way around. Don't try to pull it open, it might break, just gently (avoiding the disc) pry the thing open, now you've got an empty UMD shell..i did a disc swap and pushed the UMD case back together. These things don't snap in place..technically once you've seperated it, the case IS broken..however, it only breaks the tabs that hold the thing together...it holds itself together quite nicely and when they're in the protective UMD cases i got with an $8 screen visor that broke 5 minutes after putting it on...i don't feel i need to really glue it right now.
Ok, so, i'm down a UMD sampler disc...big whoop..right?
Sony should sell UMD replacement shells. As for my broken one..well..i might put my Wipeout Pure in it and try to do an exchange (or not since i think personally the game sucks and i never could get the hang of it) Sadly tho, my Ridge Racer reciept is the only one i CAN'T find...everything else is in the PSP box (except my cloth)
Can't it be glued together or is the one the picture not the broken one ?
well, i don't know what's involved in gluing that window back together and what else is involved as far as spacing and stuff
i've been looking at that possibility....and i didn't consider it till now...i SHOULD be able to do something with the shell in half.
i modded a sony headphone wind-up case
i play rough, all my umd's (cases) busted except gta (my newest)
holds 7-8 loose umd cds :)
i don't like having loose UMD's around because i don't know if sony put good error correction on the discs...it's like with Minidisc...it had error correction but it wasn't as tough as some becuase the disc..theorically..is enclosed in plastic...it'd get dust and grit in there sure....
the only problem with gluing the UMD window on is getting it to fit EXACTLY as it was in there before, flush with the outer portion....i may need something different than superglue as that stuff usually sticks instantly.
i don't recommend glueing at all... really bad idea. Superglue has a nasty effect on plastics, makes em really cloudy and will probably destroy the disc. Just my 2 cents.
Why did you revive a thread that has been dead since DECEMBER?
holy crap! i didnt even notice! i found it in a search