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Sony playstation 2 disc read error fix

A very common problem for the sony playstation 2 is the disc read error. there is a few different causes for this error message but the one that is the most common and easiest to fix is were the cd does not spin fast enough due to the material on the motor that helps grab the cd gets dry and causes slipping. the fix is to get a q-tip and soak in rubbing alcohol and this will refresh the material and stop the slipping and you will be back up playing games and movies.

now the second most common is the cd mechanism it self fails due to the laser being miss aligned or dirty. if it is only dirty you can clean it with alcohol also but if it is miss aligned you will need to have it serviced by a pro.

both of these repairs will require to dissemble the unit and cd mechanism to gain access to the eye and or motor that spins the disk. i have successfully done this repair like this. you can also try to rub the alcohol on the cd surface where the motor comes into contact with cd. witch is right in the center of the cd around the inner hole of the cds .


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My playstation 2 does not recognise that a disc had been inserted


What Cause's Disc Read Error's

There are many different factors on what could cause a DRE.

1. Games, Cd's, DVD's, Cd-Rom's all could be scrached up to much, for the PlayStation to be read them

2. Your PlayStation could be to Dirty! Meaning, dust, hair, dirt, water, soda, anything that may have gotten into your PlayStation system, causing your laser/lens no being able to read the Disc correctly.

3. Your PlayStation laser-lens could be out of line. This happens if your PlayStation has been droped, kicked, wacked around. Really, and physical abuse. For those of you that don't know what this means, here is a quick over view. Your playStation laser is on a track. When your system is on, the laser slides back and forth to read what ever disc you may have in the system at that time. So physical abuse could cause the laser to get off track.

4. Your system's laser, or DvD player might just be broke. This could happen if it has taken in to much physical abuse, or just a random occurrence.



What Can I do, to fix my Disc Read Error

If you think, that one of these problems might be giving your DRE's, then this next section is here to help you.

1. This problem is simply fixable. All you need to do, is either run your disc through a disc cleaner, or get your disc refurbished. You can easily get your disc refurbished at either Gamestop, Eb Games, Best Buy if I remember does them. Or any computer store. Or, you can simply just buy a new Game, Cd, or DVD

2. There are few different ways, to help fix your PlayStation system, that is giving you Disc Read Errors from your system being dirty.

A. You can simply run a Laser-Lens Cleaner through your PlayStation System. This will remove any dust, hair, or dirt, that may be blocking the laser-lens to be able to read your disc correctly.

B. You can use a Air Duster to blow out where you disc goes into your system. This could blow away any dust, dirt, or hair that may be trapt in the DVD player of your system.

C. If you want to open up the PlayStation system yourself, to really give the laser-lens, and DVD player a good cleaning, you can FOLLOW this Guide I found. (This is one guide I have shown many users, and all have used and loved the guide) Remember, if you open your PlayStation system, this will void any warranty that your system may still have. It may even prevent sony from fixing your PlayStation system, if you should choose to have them fix it. (Please read on how to have sony fix your Playstation in 2. D. in this section of the guide.) Altho, I have sent sony a PlayStation of mine that I have opened up myself, and broke the warranty sticker that is on the system.

D. You can simply call SONY. (PlayStation Support: 1-800-345-SONY) You just simply call that number, and just listen and tell the operator that you are talking to, what is going on with your system. They will then over the phone, try and help you figure out what the error is, and even try to help you fix the problem right then and there over the phone. Or they will ask you to send in your PlayStation system so they can further look at what may be causing yoru problems. Once they figure out what is causing you problems, they will go ahead, and fix the problems. If your system is still under the Sony One Year Warranty, you will have NOT be charged for the repairs. However, if your system is past the Warrany, they still will fix your system. Sometimes they WILL charge you, other times they might fix your PlayStation system for nothing!

3. You can try and fix your laser by visiting this GUIDE. Remember, if you open your PlayStation system, this will void any warranty that your system may still have.

4.If your PlayStation's DVD player, or lens is broken. Then you can either send your system into SONY to get it fixed. Or buy a new DVD player, or lens and repair it yourslef. (This part of the guide will updated with links soon)


Thanks,
We hope to see your problem resolved.
Good Luck and Good Day.

Jun 26, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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disk read error


The 'Disc Read Error' error message, 'Please Insert a Playstation 2 Formatted Disc' error message, or the 'No Data' error message is an indicator by your system that the console is having difficulty reading the game disc. This could be for many reasons; usually this is because the game disc is damaged or unreadable. However, in some situations, this can be a sign of a more serious issue with your Sony PlayStation 2. Try all of the steps listed below to troubleshoot the error:

Check the game disc.

1. If there are any noticeable scratches or smudges on the surface of the game disc, try to clean them off by using a non-abrasive cotton cloth.
Note: Do not rub hard and do not rub in a circular motion as this could further damage the game disc.
2. If there aren’t any noticeable scratches or smudges on the surface of the game disc, try using that game disc in another PlayStation 2.

* If the game disc works in another system, this is an indicator that your PlayStation 2 may be damaged. For information on getting your system repaired or replaced, you will want to contact Sony directly for assistance at 1-800-345-SONY.
* If the game disc does not work in another system, this is a good indicator that the disc is damaged or defective. To acquire a replacement game disc, you will want to refer to your manual for warranty information specific to your product.

Some Playstation systems, especially the older models, have trouble reading some newly manufactured Playstation 2 game disks. Sony recommends using their Auto Diagnosis tool (http://www.us.playstation.com/support/ps2/hardwaresystem/default.html) to resolve this issue.

Apr 05, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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disc read error on playstation 2


You need to replace the laser. What model number is your PS2? It starts with SCPH-

Nov 12, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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wont read disks


the same think happen to my but with different game rsv2
it won t read any discat allif you know something about please help

May 03, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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