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My PS2 tried to read the damn disc but nothing happens after I tried several times for an entire hour! I know my system is kind of old (maybe 6 years old) but why? The first time I put the game one, it took me 5 times before the game worked. Now, it failed while trying to read it. Why???

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  • transit360 May 11, 2010

    How is it failing? Is it showing a code? A "No Data Found", or is it just not showing anything?

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Try cleaning the laser lens. use a laser lens cleaner for video game systems. sold at Best Buy, etc. hope this helps :D

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