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I have the oldest version of the ps2 there is. It just tarted to stop working a little bit ago. We got our moneys worth out of it. Anyways whenever you put a disc in it seems that it is gonna load but it always says disc read error. is there anyway i can fix it.

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AH!!! Now this is easy! THe lens is worn down after large periods of use! Just buy a lens cleaner CD for the PS2. You can find them in many places.

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