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PS2 format disc

When I want play [Metal Gear Solid 2 (Substance version) and 3 (Subsistance version), consol ask me to insert "format disc"

PS2 was working fine.

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Did you insert any bad disk in that?

please try cleaning the lens using the lens cleaner


Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Oct 07, 2008

    The disc it is asking for is not one that will format (erase, etc...)
    the machine. You are likely getting this error because your PS2 is
    having difficulty reading the one you have in there, if there is one
    present at all. Try cleaning the disc with the proper cleaning suplies
    recommended by SCEA. You may need the disc repaired too. I like to
    gently wipe the disc (with non-fiberous material) and continue trying
    it. Eventually, it may work.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Oct 07, 2008

    If you are recieving this error, it is because one of two things is
    happening, your hard drive is errorneus and needs to be formated. Or,
    the more likely, your PS2 thinks you are inputting a disk that is not
    in a format the PS2 recognizes. A PS2 disk is in *.ELF format, and a
    PS1, I believe is *.ISO. A PS2 can read both, and DVD's and music CD's,
    though it has trouble playing all tracks on a burned CD, and can not at
    all recognize an MP3 disk, without a mod-chip.

  • dewan nafees ahmed Oct 07, 2008

    The PS2 can give this error when it can't read the disc, its just a
    form of DRE, there is no such thing as a PS2 Format Disc, it is just
    asking you to put a disc in that has a format a PS2 disc can read, i.e
    a normal PS2 disc.

    Try cleaning the lens again, check a few of the tutorials around the
    net to make sure you are using a good lens cleaning fluid and that you
    have cleaned the lens fully,(requires removing the plastic laser cover)
    and then try adjusting the laser position.

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