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My ps2 will not recognise disk changes for 2 disk ps1 games

I have a few ps1 one games with 2 disks, both disks will work if they are put in the cosole at start up but when you reach the part of the games where you are prompted to switch disk the ps2 always says it is the wrong disk. This happens with all 2 disk games I have. Can anyone suggest a solution?

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