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Silver ps2 only reads audio cds

Silver ps2 will not read any ps2 games or dvd's only audio Cd's

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If that is the case,your ps 2 lens is already faulty and needs to be replace,bring it to the nearest sony center for a lens replacement

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Sometimes is can read ps2 cds... sometimetimes it cant and can only read ps1 cds? wat is the problem of my console??? help plssss.....


PS2 CDs are in fact DVDs, whereas PS1 CD are CDs. The DVD reading part of your laser unit is failing. You need to replace the laser unit. This is not necessarily an easy process as you may also need to tweak the positioning of the laser as well.

Feb 23, 2011 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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My ps2 slim cannot read the ps2 cd game after I'm use it to play a movie dvd.. but it still can play dvd at all..assist me please....


Your laser is probably on its way out -- as a laser starts to fail, it will first stop reading PS2 games (but will read some DVD movies OK). It will then stop reading DVD movies and only play CDs. Finally, it will not read anything at all. You can find a new laser, based on your PS2's model number, at the following website:

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Aug 03, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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PS2 will play any audio cd and any ps2 blue game disc. but it will not entertain a silver game disc or dvd. just keep getting Disc read error.


sounds like your laser is failing. You can find tutorials on how to adjust, clean or replace your laser. Do a google search for " ps22_bing.gif disc read error " it will give you a choice of plenty of tutorials to follow. Good luck

Feb 04, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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PS2 (75001) plays cds and dvds but not games


take the game back to the store you bought it at,and they might trade it in for a new one!

Mar 15, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Playstation 2 Disk read error.


try cleaning the disk with cleaner if you dont have cleaner use water

Jan 21, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2 Disk read error


Its almost always the laser. I would bet on the laser.

Jan 21, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2 will work


your ps2 isn't reading cause your drive is dying. you can get a lil more out of it by opening the ps2 up, (void your warranty if you have one you will yess....) after flipping the top part of the cover to the side (careful the power and reset button have a cable still connected) you will want to remove the screws on the dvd rom, 4 lil tiny screws. then remove the cover. you will see the lens and behind that a White GEAr about the size of quarter. mark the teeth that meet the metal clip on the left hand side of it with a marker. then twist the gear clockwise slowly (click click click click) then you will hear a sound and the laser will drop down. now do 2 to four clicks clockwise and then put the thin cover back on the ps2 and boot it up and try a game out. (please place cover back over dvd rom area for the dvd's fly off and then the laser will melt a hole in your brain.) its' basically readjusting the laser to read the cds. the blue ones are hard really hard to get it to ready but silvers and ps1 are easiest. so if it dosen't read the dvd or cd shut off the system take the thin cover back off and do 2 to 4 more clicks clockwise and repeat until the cd reads.

Nov 11, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Play station 2 won't read silver disc only reads blue disc


Hi Elvis,

The Blue back disc is CD format. The DVD laser circuit is giving you trouble. You can adjust the DVD pot some on the back of the Laser. Turn it about 3 degrees clockwise. Then put it the laser back in. Test the PS2 with no cover on, and use the white round disc from the laser drive cover to clamp a disc onto the spindle. Test DVD and PS2 Games that do not have Blue back.

Nov 28, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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My PS2 Slim plays music, black and blue discs, but doesn't play silver discs nor DVDs.


Is this a new problem or has your PS2 always had this issue? You cannot adjust the laser at all and are likely to damage it if you try, you can however clean the laser lens with a CD/DVD cleaning disk and you'd be surprised how often this resolves disk read issues. Some of these units did have a production fault that prevented them from reading DVD's, if your PS2 has had this fault since new and/or is under 12 months old you could probably have had it repaired/replaced by Sony but by opening it you will have invalidated you're warranty.

Aug 09, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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