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Guitar Hero World Tour PS2

I purchased the bundle for guitar hero world tour for my kids for PS2 slim version. They have gone to play the game and it comes up with "can not read disc". This is the only disc it does it with. We also have guitar hero legends of rock which works like a dream. Please Help before I go crazy.

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  • kazz03 Dec 28, 2008

    I have done the whole check that it is ps2 disc and cleaning the disc and as I have said it is the only disc that the ps2 does this with. I have tried cleaning the lens a little but afraid of doing permanent damage.

  • kazz03 Dec 29, 2008

    Hey everyone if you can get your hands on an old fat playstation for this problem and try that it worked for me and we are now enjoying some band fun. Thank you everyone for your input I really appreciate the help

  • happydays111 Jan 03, 2009

    i have got a guitar hero world tour ps2.it worked for 1 day.now it says disk read erra.so i went & got a 2nd 1.it says the same thing & has never worked

  • MattSRC Jan 22, 2009

    I have the EXACT same problem.

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If you have old ps2(fat one) or some of the older slim models they are unable to read the new dual layer discs like GHWT. You can send your ps2 back to sony to reformat it to be able to read these new discs for about $50. There is currently a class action lawsuit against sony and activision for not being upfront about this problem.

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I would make sure you have the PlayStation 2 disc first. You may have purchased another version of the game by mistake. Then I would look for physical damage on the disc, scratches or dirt. These are very likely to cause an error read. Make sure you clean the discs properly moving with straight likes from the center to the edge of the disc, never like you would clean a vinyl disc. Lastly, does your PlayStation 2 give you read errors with other discs? You may have a faulty PS2 or a dirty lens. Hope this helps!

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

  • luisalisferr Dec 28, 2008

    I meant "straight lines".

  • luisalisferr Dec 28, 2008

    If this is the only disc you are experiencing problems with chances are you have a damaged or faulty disc. If you don't see physical damage to the disc then it is a manufacturing error and you need to get a replacement disc. 

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