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My PS2 will only play a few games

Most of my games wont play on my machine. It appears as it will only play brand new disks. Does this mean the laser is going out maybe?

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  • zgalles Dec 26, 2008

    my playstation seems to be choosy with what it reads. it reads some games some times, some games all the time, and some games never. same with the dvd player, it doesn't read all discs and some take a little coaxing to get to play. also some games, namely many rpg games ask for a format disc with a red error screen. help please.

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It may be the laser is going bad or you just need to clean it. To do this, carefully take the 8 screws out of the bottom of the PS2 then remove the top cover. Take the 2 smal screws from the DVD drive cover and remove the cover. Clean the lens with alcohol and a q-tip or cotton ball then pat dry. Put the DVD drive cover back on and reinstall the case cover. This works especially if you are getting the "disc read error".

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