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If you try using a lens cleaner disk in your ps2 which you can get online or from most game stores and this doesnt work then you may need the laser replacing however this might be more expensive than getting a second hand ps2

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Ps2 Disc won't respond to a Ps3 when inserted.


Only the first version of the PS3 had PS2 backwards compatibility, They did make a special edition Metal Gear Solid version with it included but other than that no other PS3 will play PS2 discs... No matter what Add-On you install.

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My ps2 is makeing a werd sound when reading dice


It's not able read the disc - try cleaning the disc, try another disc, etc to narrow down the problem. If it won't play any discs either the lens is dirty or an actual hardware failure in the unit.

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I do not know what to do says Please insert PlayStation or PlayStation 2 format disc. Please read it if you write to me with otgovor.A'm desperate.


if the disk is a Blueback, most modern PS2 consoles won't touch it. bluebacked disks still have their data stored in CD format rather than in a Data DVD

to play a Blueback
1. turn on the unit without a disk in
2. press Triangle on "browser"
3. scroll up to the top item and press triangle again
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My sony PlayStation 2 won't turn on


I believe your PS2 has a short circuit and needs another motherboard. If you can do this yourself, that's great. You can find Motherboards or a PS2 like yours that will not read discs or has Disc Read Errors but will boot up for about $25 on Ebay. If you're not comfortable with Changing out your motherboard, then click on the "Repair directory" at the bottom of this screen. On the Repair Directory Screen, select Video Game Consoles. Choose a good Repair shop.

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Disk read error


The 'Disc Read Error' error message, 'Please Insert a Playstation 2 Formatted Disc' error message, or the 'No Data' error message is an indicator by your system that the console is having difficulty reading the game disc. This could be for many reasons; usually this is because the game disc is damaged or unreadable. However, in some situations, this can be a sign of a more serious issue with your Sony PlayStation 2. Try all of the steps listed below to troubleshoot the error:

Check the game disc.

1. If there are any noticeable scratches or smudges on the surface of the game disc, try to clean them off by using a non-abrasive cotton cloth.
Note: Do not rub hard and do not rub in a circular motion as this could further damage the game disc.
2. If there aren’t any noticeable scratches or smudges on the surface of the game disc, try using that game disc in another PlayStation 2.

* If the game disc works in another system, this is an indicator that your PlayStation 2 may be damaged. For information on getting your system repaired or replaced, you will want to contact Sony directly for assistance at 1-800-345-SONY.
* If the game disc does not work in another system, this is a good indicator that the disc is damaged or defective. To acquire a replacement game disc, you will want to refer to your manual for warranty information specific to your product.

Some Playstation systems, especially the older models, have trouble reading some newly manufactured Playstation 2 game disks. Sony recommends using their Auto Diagnosis tool (http://www.us.playstation.com/support/ps2/hardwaresystem/default.html) to resolve this issue.

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I just got Petz Horsez 2 for playstation 2, only apparently I haven't inserted a playstation disc or a playstation 2 disc. I have a feeling that the game may not work for my type of playstation 2. Is there...


well the playstation 2 isnt reading the disc. most likely there is a small crack or scratch on the disc. try cleaning it with small amounts of water. to much water can permantly damage the disc

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Wont read disks


the same think happen to my but with different game rsv2
it won t read any discat allif you know something about please help

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Intermittent Disc-reading Error


First try cleaning optical lens ,you have to use dry cotton sworb.If problem persist than you have to change optical lens.

Dec 13, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Playstation 2 not reading disc


Are you using a real game disk or are you using a burned disk? If its burned you need a MOD chip for it. If its real then try to open up the PS2 and try to clean the lens gently with a q-tip. It helped me a couple of times.

Aug 18, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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