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Will not read 05 games will read the old blue & purple discs.

Madden 06 will read it once in a while & no newer games it will come up on the screen disc error.

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  • jason May 11, 2010

    does it read music cd's good? can you take the game apart to get to the disc drive? if so i can help



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Your laser probably has to be adjusted. You will need a multimeter, a small flathead screwdriver, and a little skill. First take out the laser from the Playstation. Then with the multimeter test the potentiometers on the laser using the resistance (Ohm) setting. Thye look like little circles with a small line through them. There whould be 2 of them. The idea of this is to turn the potentiometer on each one UP 10 percent. So, if it says 1.20, you want to make it say 1.32. After you do that to both of the potentiometers, reassemble the Playstation, and hope to God it worked. If not, I would check at your loacal game stores to see if they do console repairs.

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