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Ps2 says disc cannot be read

I turn on the ps2 and it goes to browser/system config. i click on the cd and it says disc cannot be read

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  • wiltonanthon Nov 20, 2008

    any quick fixes?

  • ladychic Nov 29, 2008

    i go to browser it loads and then it says disc read error. It wont go past that.

  • shigure Nov 29, 2008

    I have a problem on my ps2 that my ps2 discs cannot be read.

    help me.

  • randimc Nov 29, 2008

    I have had my PS2 for a little over a year now and it has started giving me the error that it can not read my disk. Is there anything I can do to fix it?

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If this only happens with one disk then there may be scratches or a burn mark on the disk, if this happens more often with more of your disks then the laser may need replacing.

When this happens with my sons disks, I wipe the disk over with white spirit and try again, works with some disks but not all of them.

It may also be that the laser just needs cleaning. You can buy disks that can do this with a special brush on the underside.

I hope this helps

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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