Question about Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console
Ok, I'm going to explain this in detail, so sorry if it's a little lengthy! So I bought a PS2 at a rummage sale a few days ago for $10. The guy said it worked the last time they played it, but that was a long time ago. He told me if it didn't work to bring it back and he'd give me my money back. I could tell he wasn't trying to screw me over and I thought it was a great risk free buy, so I picked it up. I took it home and tried to play a game in it and a "Disc Read Error" message came up. I got online to look for solutions for this and I ended up taking it apart, cleaning the lens with a dry Q-tip, and it worked that day, so I didn't take it back. The next day, I turned it on to play and the same error message came up. I took the game disc out, cleaned it(it wasn't dirty at all... practically brand new) and blew out the disc drive. That didn't work, so I took it apart again and cleaned the lens with a dry Q-tip. That didn't work, so I cleaned the lens with a Q-tip that was damp with rubbing alcohol. That did the trick. The next day, same problem! This time I just blew out the disc drive a few times and that worked. So I started thinking that it wasn't starting easily only because it hadn't been played in a long time. I didn't think too much of it because while I was playing, there was no problems with it at all! But today, I tried to start it up, and nothing I've tried has worked. I blew out the drive. I cleaned the lens with both dry and rubbing alcohol Q-tips. I cleaned out all the dust out of the drive. I adjusted the lens with the little gear thing. Everything I've found to do as a remedy for a Disc Read Error message hasn't worked. So I was thinking that the lens is just shot, but I decided to try a few different types of discs, not just games. So I tried a DVD and that didn't work. But when I tried an audio CD, it worked. So now I'm thinking what the heck?!?!
Do I just have a glorified CD player now, or is there something else I can do?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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