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No main menu on PS2

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I've had a PS2 for a while now. Today I put a game disc in and turned it on. The green light appears, and the first thing on the TV screen is Browser and System Configuration...what could this possible mean? It will not go to the main menu at all. I tried a DVD and different games with the same results. I even deleted all of the saved files on the memory card.
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Dear Customer,

This might be due to the over usage of the reading lense without cleaning.so i request u to open the console.you would see another cover covering the lense.open tat too.with the help of tissue just try to wipe out the lense n jus turn on the ps2 without closing anythin to jus check whether everythin is workin..if the dvd works,then arrange back or put back everythin back to it's position..hope this would work...else try calling a service engineer.

please rate this solution if it meets ur needs else choose fixya.Thank you...

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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My playstation 2 won't play any disks period.How can I fix this?


To start the auto diagnosis feature

Press the standby/RESET button on the front of your PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system to turn on the system. Make sure the indicator light turns green.


The Main Menu screen will appear.
NOTE: It might take some time for the main menu screen to appear.


Using the directional buttons, highlight [Browser] and press the (X) button.


Highlight [System] and press the (X) button.


Highlight [Diagnosis] and press the (X) button.


Highlight "On" and press the (X) button.


Insert a disc.

Auto diagnosis will start automatically.
The system will make adjustments that might allow previously unplayable discs to be played.


To start the disc after auto diagnosis is complete (for 30000-50000 series):

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Try this to play DVD movies on your PS2 if it wont play DVD movies.


If your PS2 works fine with Games and just wont play any DVD movies at all.Then you should try this trick to play movies on your PS2:

  1. Turn on your PS2 without inserting any disc.
  2. Menu screen will appear like:894e4e5.jpg
  3. Press the ps_b_triangle.gif (triangle) Button to enter Version Information Menu that looks like3aef030.jpg
  4. Highlight the Play Station Driver as above and again press ps_b_triangle.gif (triangle).
  5. New screen will appear like0163e66.jpg
  6. Highlight the Disc Speed as above and press ps_b_x.gif button,to enter Disc Speed Menu
  7. And set it from Standard to "Fast".
  8. After you set Disc Speed to Fast, Press and Hold Reset Button to turn off your console.
  9. Then again Press and Hold Reset Button till the Blue Light turns on.
  10. Remove the Reset Button and Press it again.
Be patient and wait till the movie plays itself.If your lens is good then it will play DVD in first go else try again till it PLAY your DVD movie.


Thank you!


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If your PS2 works fine with most of the games and won’t play a few..Then you should try this trick to play them too on your PS2:
  1. Turn on your PS2 without inserting any disc.
  2. Menu screen will appear like:6e4cb56.jpg
  3. Press the (triangle) Button to enter Version Information Menu that looks like9d90dc8.jpg
  4. Highlight the Play Station Driver as above and again press (triangle).
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  9. Then again Press and Hold Reset Button till the Blue Light turns on.
  10. Remove the Reset Button and Press it again.
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Disc read errors are mainly due to worn out lens or dirty PS2 lens.Clean your PS2 lens to get rid of this problem if your lens is dirty.Watch this video it will help you to know how to clean your PS2 lens.Watch it carefully.


Remember to keep your PS2 in Dust free environment if you don't want your PS2 lens to get dirty.
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  9. Then again Press and Hold Reset Button till the Blue Light turns on.
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I had the same issue (since Christmas).  Today it was rainy, so I spent some time with kids and here is what worked for me
Here's what I did to fix the same problem on my PS2 (Slim model # SCPH-70012). This should work for all models of PS2's. (Slim or Fat). Sony says all models can read a dual layer disc.


1) Start up the PS2 with no disc in it.
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3) Highlight the 'Console' menu and press the 'green triangle' button.
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5) Press the 'red O' button to back out of this menu.
6) Highlight the 'PlaystationDrive' menu and press the 'green triangle' button.
7) Highlight the 'Disc Speed' menu and press the 'blue X' button and select 'FAST'.
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1) Start up the PS2 with no disc in it.
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you say it wont turn back on but it has power.
is the light red ( stand by )
or do you have green and blue lights
Did it fall????
try cleaning the disk and the lens
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HERE'S HOW
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the above is a copyright of the PS2 user guide

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