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Hi, I have a problem with my PS2 !!  It shows "DISC READ ERROR" if I insert any disc into it. The problem started when I inserted a SPECOPS PS1 disc in to my PS2. I've played it, a lot of times before. But today, it just got stuck on the loading screen and didn't proceed into the game. I pressed the reset button and after that, It doesn't read any disc. It tries to read the disc, but no use. It shows DISC READ ERROR after trying. Please help me.

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If it will play DVD's this is a good sign. You will only need to clean the lens of the laser. Also clean the hub that the Disc rides on.
I hope your in the right posting area, this is for the Phat PS2 consoles with the drawer that comes out to put the CD in. Procedure is different for Slim PS2.

  1. Disconnect power and turn the case upside down.
  2. Remove the screw covers to expose the case screws. These are little square pieces or square rubber pads. You can use a thin knife blade to pry the hard plastic squares up.
  3. Remove all the screws.
  4. REmove the Warranty sticker to the right edge of the power socket.
  5. Turn the PS2 over to set it right side up.
  6. lift the top cover from the back and pull it forward slightly to clear the CD tray. Be careful of a possibly Ribbon cable attached to the lid going to the REset/Eject buttons. Roll the cover over to the right leaving the ribbon intact.
  7. Remove the Cd tray lid.
  8. Polish the Laser lens, and remove any lint or hair from the Cd area. Use Alcohol and cotton swabs to clean the laser lens. By the way, Alcohol will damage a PS2 Slim lens. All lens are not created equally.
  9. Hook up the power and A/v Cables.
  10. REmove the little white disc from the Cd tray lid.
  11. Place a Disc on the spindle, and cap the disc with the little white piece that you removed from the CD tray cover.
  12. Boot up the PS2 and test it, Continue cleaning until you get it to work.
  13. Put it back together, and your in business.
If you have trouble you can send your PS2 to the Playstation Clinic for Repair. Contact Repairtech@playstationclinic.com

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

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Posted on Nov 25, 2007

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Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: no data error when insert the PS2 CD. Any one can help me

for a fat PS2, go here and go to the very end. hope this helps :D www.powerfulguides.com/ps2

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