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Turn on PS2 console...Browser and System Configuration

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Bought the PS2 game console for the kids. Put game disc in, turn on, green light apprears, and the first thing on the TV screen is Browser above System Configuration...what could this possible mean?
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  • theleonardo Dec 15, 2008

    I've had the power on for years, because when I shut it off it goes to the browser section. I can't get it to read the card that two days ago I was playing. I used a disc cleaner with no avail. Would be nice to have some help..........anyone?????????????????

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Some do tjis it s a system defalut if it has trouble loading the disc dont worry though as long as it loads the games

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