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My Dvds work but not games

I am having problems with the ps2 not reading my games but it reads dvd's. I thought maybe the head was dirty but wny would it read dvd and not games. Hope you can help. Thanks

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Hi,
Games consoles have 2 individual lasers, or 1 laser that adjusts it,s power higher/lower for different types of media.
The PS2 laser, can be very slightly out of alignment also, which will cause it, to read some disks, and not others.
Try a different game, or music cd.

Thankyou For Using Fixya.

Mike @ compurepair.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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