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Getting disk read error for Guitar Hero World Tour

I bought Guitar Hero World Tour for the PS2 for my kids for Christmas. We hooked everything up correctly, but we are getting a disk read error on the game. I returned the game and got a new game, we still receive a disk read error. My son's play station is about 5 years old and works fine, in fact I had him test some of his other games and they work fine. Why wont this game work. the wireless connection was working because the guitars worked. Please help! My kids are so disappointed!

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Actually I've had the same problem what it was is the laser eye needed to be adjusted.
I bought a thin playstation 2 and everything worked fine and my brother adjusted the eye and had me bring the game over and it worked flawlessly.
So you have 2 choices which is
1 find someone who can adjust eyes on the playstation 2
2. bring it over to someones house to prove that it works on a thinner playstation.
Not sure what the difference between the 2 but the newer games only seem to work on the newer ones.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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Older PS2s have laser pickup problems. Turn the disc over. if it is blue, you found your problem. Sony was offering a free laser fix under warranty. That is no longer valid. Either pay to have it fixed or fork out another $99 for a new one.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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    blueextc3221 Dec 27, 2008

    it is not a software problem. early versions are unable to read a blue disc.

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    blueextc3221 Dec 27, 2008

    Here is a DIY attempt to clean and rid yourself of the problem...



    http://www.fixya.com/support/t147428-dis...

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    blueextc3221 Dec 27, 2008

    To fix this problem, you will need to open your PS2 and re-adjust its lens. To open your PS2, first turn it upside down. Remove the 4 rubber feet and 6 square tabs (circled in the picture) by sliding a flat screwdriver (or something similar) underneath them.




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    This is how it looks after the rubber feet and tabs are removed:


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    Now, remove the 10 screws under the removed parts. Mark where each screw came from, since there are two sizes of screws. Once all the screws are out, take the bottom cover off.


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    Then turn your PS2 so it's back upside up, carefully peel its cover and slide it forward, then lift it off.


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    There is a ribbon connecting between the base and the upper cover


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    try not to put any pressure on it.

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    Now remove the black lid which is over the loading tray: Unscrew the very small four screws, circled in red in the picture. You will need a jeweler's screwdriver to do that.


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    After you've removed the screws, lift the lid off.


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    Now clean all the dust, hair, or whatever you have lying in there. If you haven't opened your PS2 before, you should expect to find a lot of dirt. Clean it by blowing it away, using tweezers to pick dust bunnies, or using canned compressed air.
    Bring your PS2 back over to your TV and plug it back in. Then carefully push the eject button.


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    When the tray is open, unplug the PS2. Be sure to leave your PS2 off when the laser tray is open, since the laser could be very harmful to your eyes. You can also use the master power switch on the back to turn the PS2 off. Clean the lens and everything under the tray, but be careful not to spray canned air directly on the lens.


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    Notice the white disc, circled in yellow with a red mark. Don't touch it (yet). This is the gear that adjusts the level of the lens. Mark its original position with a marker, so that if you don't succeed in fixing it, you could at least return it to its original position. You should mark it where the red line is in the picture, which is where the left edge of the gear (looking from the front) is touching the unit.

    When you turn the gear clockwise, it will raise the lens. Once you reach a certain point, the lens will drop to the bottom and start moving up again. Notice that the range of movement is exactly one turn of the gear, and therefore you will always be able to return the gear to its starting position (which you marked before). Now turn the gear clockwise until you hear a click (right after the lens has reached it maximum height, and then dropped back to the bottom).

    Plug just one controller into the front of your PS2. Put a game in the tray. The Blue PS2 games usually cause the most problems, so try it first with a PSone game (if you own one, of course). Place the black lid on top of the tray and lightly but firmly hold it down. Plug your PS2 back and turn it on. The tray should close. Turn on your TV. After the splash screen, hit X to open the browser. If your game loaded successfully, try testing it with DVD, Silver PS2, and Blue PS2.

    If at least one of your discs doesn't load, eject the disc and unplug the PS2 with the tray open. Take the black lid off and play with that gear some more: turn it clockwise four clicks and then put the game on, put the lid back on and try again. Repeat this until all your games appear on the browser. Remember to turn off the PS2 between tries!

    After all your games worked on the browser, try to load them. You should also listen to your PS2. If grinding noises appear, it might mean that the lens is too close to the disc or too far from it, and you should re-adjust it. Now try testing as much games and DVD's as you can, before you put your PS2 back together. Remember that Blue PS2 games might cause more problems than other discs.

    When you're satisfied with the way your PS2 works, you can put it back together. Eject the tray, take out your game, and let it close before unplugging it. Put the small screws back in ? screw them so they're applying light but firm pressure. After screwing them, carefully slide the tip lid back on and flip you PS2 over. Put the bottom lid back on and then put the screws back in. In case you haven't marked them, the longer screws are marked red in this picture:


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    The feet go on the four corners of the bottom section, and regular tabs for the rest.
    Now test your PS2 again. If something's still wrong, you might need to take it apart again, but at least now you know how!

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    blueextc3221 Dec 27, 2008

    if/when the cleaning does not work, you can be assured it is the read problem i spoke of at first. Shortly after i bought my first ps2 there were games on darker discs (some silver) that could not be read by the laser... and sony was fixing them for free, and put different ones in the new ones..

    Hope you get up and rocking soon!!

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There are two possible problems here.
1. The first thing you should do is clean your disc player in the PS2. You might think, why do other discs play and not this one. Well, two things. Be sure you got the PS2 Version as you know PS3 discs will give you an error as they are blueray discs. Also, the newer discs may use more lasers from your player than normal discs that use single layer discs. If you clean the disc player then you might find that the lasers that read the 2nd layer where they catalog files is stored can be read now. Use a simple CD disc that has a brush on it and a cleaning solution. You can order one from amazon or go to your local radio shack or walmart in the elctronics section.

2. Your firmware or software for the playstation needs to be updated. If you have it connected on the internet it shouldn't be hard to take care of this. Go to your settings menu, to internet and connect. If you have never connected before you might be able to do this with a USB reader. Follow the instrucitons on screen to make the update. Though I hope it may only be the first problem as that is eaiser to solve.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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    I am not saying that opening isn't a better solution, but should only be done as a last result. You should always have a laser cleaner handy any way and it is the first thing I would do so that you can do the least amount of work and possibly get it to work.

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