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Unable to read disc

I have just aquired a ps2 slimline. When I put any games in and turn the thing on it comes up with unable to read the disc. I would really appreciate any help as I have absolutely no idea what is going on.

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  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    My PS2 says "there is no data" on the screen when I put a disk in

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Just clean the lens or contact shopkeeper

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this is a pretty easy fix.
You probally have the PS2 in a dusty area.
This will cause the dust to fall on the lens, thus, not being able to read it.
Try cleaning the lens, or buying a cleaning disk.

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