Tip & How-To about Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

Try this to play DVD movies on your PS2 if it wont play DVD movies.

If your PS2 works fine with Games and just wont play any DVD movies at all.Then you should try this trick to play movies on your PS2:

  1. Turn on your PS2 without inserting any disc.
  2. Menu screen will appear like:
  3. Press the (triangle) Button to enter Version Information Menu that looks like
  4. Highlight the Play Station Driver as above and again press (triangle).
  5. New screen will appear like
  6. Highlight the Disc Speed as above and press button,to enter Disc Speed Menu
  7. And set it from Standard to "Fast".
  8. After you set Disc Speed to Fast, Press and Hold Reset Button to turn off your console.
  9. Then again Press and Hold Reset Button till the Blue Light turns on.
  10. Remove the Reset Button and Press it again.
Be patient and wait till the movie plays itself.If your lens is good then it will play DVD in first go else try again till it PLAY your DVD movie.


Thank you!


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