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Slim PS2 can't read some games

My slim PS2 plays some games with blue back, and music cd's but no dvd's. It also can't play cd rom

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  • kamikazii Oct 11, 2008

    Thank you for the suggestion. All media type i've used is either new or clean enough to be read.

  • kamikazii Oct 11, 2008

    Once ther's a disc in the console it spins the screen reads (There is no data/ Reading disc) and then it says The disc could not be read. It only plays some games with the blue back, not all, and I've niticed that it wount play any game with the DVD-ROM or DVD's.

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Please make sure that the disk is readable
please look for the recognized formats in the manual

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Oct 11, 2008

    check and tell me if you are getting a disc error

  • dewan nafees ahmed Oct 11, 2008

    i mean the The Disc read error

  • dewan nafees ahmed Oct 11, 2008

    also is your PS with in warranty? or out of warranty?

  • dewan nafees ahmed Oct 11, 2008

    now your at the point that the ps2 wont read discs , you need to see if it will read cds , but not dvds.
    put in a cd game .... if it reads it , you may have half a chance of sorting out your ps2.
    put
    in a dvd game ... if you get the red screen of not reading disc
    properly and you have tried a dvd disc cleaner disc then the only
    option is to go inside the ps2.
    to do this you need to remove the 8/10 screws ... some under the rubber pads from the ps2 lid.
    now remove the 4 screws from the dvd cover.
    there
    are 2 cylindrical bars that the laser traverses on .... on the lhs one
    there is an adjusting screw to set the height of the laser with respect
    to the disc ... note its original position .... now slight adjust it
    ... say by 45 degrees .... now try a disc that doesn't work..... does it
    work now ?
    keep doing slight adjustments , both clockwise and
    anticlockwise .... if you do not see any improvement , then reset to
    original position.
    above the laser is a white plastic gear ... this sets the angle between the disc and the laser.
    note
    its original position .... now adjust it by 1 tooth either clockwise or
    anticlockwise... do not adjust by more than 3 teeth as you are wasting
    your time.
    last of all you can modify the laser power by adjusting pots underneath the laser.
    1 pot is for cd disc calibration and the other is for dvd disc calibration.
    remove the 2 screws that hold the cylindrical bars and now the laser can be removed and turned upside down.
    note
    the position of the pots ..... slightly adjust the right hand side pot
    anticlockwise to increase the laser power for dvd discs .... never
    adjust it by more than 20 degrees in either direction.
    i dont have a visual description of what i am trying to say.
    i am sure if you goggle ps2 laser calibration , you will find pictures showing what i am talking about.

    thank you


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