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Disc read error

When i pluggled my ps 2 to my television set it started and when I inserted the cd in it then it does not any thing only two options appear on screen browser and system configration and when i clicked on browser it gives me disc read error

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    whenever i enter a disk it says disk read error

  • Ouk781 Nov 11, 2007

    my front ps1 disc picture got peel off and wont work what do i do?

  • KRusto Nov 15, 2007

    My console does not recognize that I have loaded a disk. I only get the browser/system screen

  • Makesha Nov 17, 2007

    I have the same problem. Ours has not been abused or used very much and was working fine and them bam -- when it comes on it opens to browser/system configuration and says disc cannot be read--but it will read certain games, but not our favorites of course. Please help!

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2007

    disc error, disc not spinning, I read this blog and my unit is now working. If you try it once and it does not work, try - try - try again; each time turning the gear "counter" clockwise (not clockwise) a little and it will work. Thanks for putting this together

  • Anderson10 Nov 18, 2007

    When i insert a disc in to my ps 2 it does not recongnise dat i inserted a cd

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2007

    it will say reading disk then not read the disk

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2007

    everytime i try to play a game the disc will not load leaving the screen saying 'disc read error' ive tried rotating the gear till the lense drops down but still no luck when i switch it back on and try to play.

  • curly3-1 Nov 19, 2007


    1. every thin running ok but cant tune i to channel on tv screen

  • jali Nov 20, 2007

    hi had disc read error, tried your method with the gear but forgot to mark it before hand. i cant play any discs now. any idea what i can do now please?

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    What you need to do to correct this?

  • boodog32 Nov 25, 2007

    I'm having the same problem as everyone else. Insert disk, disk read error. Only two options on screen

  • lloyd banks Nov 25, 2007

    when ever i turn on my ps2 and put a disc it doesn't do nothing it just says disc read error, how can i fix this problem??

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    all games dont show up just the browser and configeration

  • kmor Nov 25, 2007

    My playstation 2 shows disc read error. We tried cleaning the laser light with no effect.

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    When i put in my cd it sias disc read arrer

  • clubhuddo Nov 26, 2007

    cleaned the discs and lens

  • dave drago Nov 27, 2007

    Dave Bordelon

    My problem is even though my DVD's, silver PS one & PS2 games work, the blue PS2's gmes want work? Is their way to fix this?

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2007

    disc cannot be read

  • jammin jake Nov 28, 2007

    I have taken the cover off and cleaned the lens. The unit spins and makes a gear jam noise in the process of reading the disc.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2007

    i got a new replacment eye for my system. plays music cd's, blue cd games form ps2, but it wont play silver disc games for ps2 and wont play dvds. I get unable to disc read error.

  • dannon66 Nov 29, 2007

    everytime i put a game in, it gives me disc read error.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2007

    when I load a disc into the console it waits, doesn't play and ejects the disc out.

  • booster24_7 Nov 29, 2007

    My PS2 games wont load/play. The console says 'disc read error' for all my PS2 games - the PS1 games work just fine, though. I've dried all sorts of lens cleaners and nothing works.

  • Snake2135 Dec 01, 2007

    Same deal here... Lmao I have done a full workup on my ps2 (clean the lens, spray with compressed air, and took the cover off to clean the components...) nothing is working

  • four twenty Dec 01, 2007

    tried taking it apart but still no luck

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007




    disc read error


  • cosully Dec 04, 2007

    I have the same problem! What is wrong with these "Slim Line" machines. Is there a manufacturing default we should know about?

  • jayman32 Dec 04, 2007

    When I put in a game or DVD, I get the disc read error.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2007

    i inserted the disc, but it doesn't recognize that it is there. i tried cleaning the disk and switching games, but the result was the same.

  • qdogg1970 Dec 05, 2007

    when you put the disk in and the little tray goes back in, and then the disk comes right back out.

    what do you do?

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    when i enter a ps2 disc none of my discs work and i do not understand y because when i got a new game right when i put it in it tryed to read it but it had a disc read erroe and sometimes it makes me me so mad i threw my

    controller acroos the room and broke it to pieces and i can not play my fav games plz send me a way to fix this!!!

  • jaspreet162 Dec 06, 2007

    when I insert some discs it says disc reading error

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    my ps2 wont read disks no matter what they are i dont understand why and i dont want to go thru taking it apart in case i actually screw something up beyond repair is it worth buying a new slim? or am i just wasting my money?

  • Ume 1 Dec 06, 2007

    disk read error. have read all the lens cleaning sites but my reader has two cogs on the back not one. the model is a SCPH 50003 and I havent even seen this number anywhere. any ideas.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    sometimes the disc dosent spin and sometimes it spint too fast both result in reading disc error can anyone help please

  • RadioXYZ Dec 07, 2007

    My PS2 fell onto the ground and it has a dent and a piece is missing and only the sports games work. sometimes the other games work then freeze up. Can you help?

  • sarahs mom Dec 08, 2007

    my ps2 player will not play silver bottom disc. If I put in a silver bottom disc I get the system configuration screen. What can be done to fix this problem?

  • shawn wallace
    shawn wallace Dec 09, 2007

    disc read error problem,

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2007

    disc read error

  • Anonymous Dec 12, 2007

    i have tried blowing it off, cleaning it, nothing works.

  • superboy77 Dec 13, 2007

    Its almost the exact same thing for me as described by thes other people...Every time I get a couple seasons into my franchise on

    Madden footbal something goes wrong...right now I am three seasons without a loss and on all-madden 13-0 got a great franchise with no created players and I get whooped in the 1st quarter and all though I never do this I re-started the game...



    Ever since then KARMA went bad..As you might guess it would re-load the game but then freeze and earlier and earlier in the game now it doesnt read any of the three discs I tried.. browser and sys. config. come up and then disc read error...



    the disc is new...its not that...even the sys. is new...compared to many other people and not abused..Is there anything one can do????????? This planned obsolescence is BS . MY FRANCHISE : ( : (

  • clboarder12 Dec 15, 2007

    when i put the cd into the playstation it spins and stops spins and stops and says that it can not read disk. i cleaned it with compressed air and switched cds but it happens everytime.

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

    Sony PS2 PSCH-50001

    Will only play black disks no silver.

  • BIGMAP Dec 16, 2007

    The machine goes to main screen and powers up -- the disc spins but can't read the disc

  • shady dawg Dec 16, 2007





    my ps2 allows ps 1 games to play but doesnt allow ps 2 disks to play it reads disk read errror wat can i do to fik the problem





  • shady dawg Dec 16, 2007





    accidently pulled off the ribbion from the consle how do u reattach





  • hpymama3 Dec 17, 2007

    our playstation just stopped working it wont spin the disc or anything this is a big problem considering about all we got our son for christmas was games and we cnat afford anouther system we need help asap

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    disk read error

  • kelcraw Dec 20, 2007

    I can play a dvd fine in my ps2 When i put a game in it reads it and tells me itis a ps2 game but does not load i just get a black screen

  • fisher618 Dec 24, 2007

    "no data" error message trying to read disks

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2007

    same as KRusto

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    when i load the disk and prees play , it makes a noise as if it is running up but after a few seconds it stops running.

  • sillyjimbo Dec 25, 2007

    Well i insert my disc... few seconds... system configuration with a picture of a disc on screen and the brief messege of "No Data" appears on screen then disappears. I click X to continue... screen goes black then exactly the same screen appears as before "No Data".

    I have cleaned my discs but still the problem occurs.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    disk error

  • fraze Dec 26, 2007

    my ps2 dropped formt he standing position and its front and now it turns on and everything but only goes to the browser screen and doesn't read disk. I took it apart, nothing seems to be out of place. what cani do?

  • amatvg Dec 26, 2007

    My ps2 stopped reading ps2 games but plays original playstation games.

  • joker198715 Dec 26, 2007

    i bought hitman triology brand new and it wont read any discs how can i fix this

  • tuffy1 Dec 26, 2007

    bought my husband a playstation 2 for xmas (second hand) we bought new games to play but the unit will only play cds, downloaded films and one game. everything else doesn't work. we get a screen saying browser and system configuration.

  • rubylin Dec 27, 2007

    when put in a disc it will read disc read error

  • xemon2000 Dec 27, 2007

    I have this problem only with TR Anniversary. All other discs play. I gave the disc to another guy with a ps2 and it loaded with no problems.

  • mikhaela Dec 27, 2007

    when i try to play certain games for the PS2 it plays clear disc but no colored disc.it says that there is no data and i think my data for the PS2 has been deleted because its not there anymore. when the memory card shows data the games are there but the data for the PS2 is not there?PLEASE HELP ME RECOVER MY DATA!i have tried all of the diagnoses on the web for it nothing works.

  • genius106 Dec 27, 2007

    I turn on my ps2 and i insert a disc and it start to read it than it says disc error

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    when i pluggled my ps 2 to my television set it started and when I
    inserted the cd in it then it does not any thing only two options
    appear on screen browser and system configration and when i clicked on
    browser it gives me disc read error

  • one-love-9 Dec 28, 2007

    i've had my playstation2 for a few years and a dew days ago when i inserted a game into it, the "option screen" came up, so i pressed the browser button and it came up as disc cannot be read and no data. i rang sony australia and they said to vacum it, and if that doesnt work i put that lens disc in, and it couldnt read or find data on the lens disk. my playstation is now not accepting any disc and mum thinks its a waste if i sell it because we just got guitar hero three (which doesent work) and i cant afford to buy a new one.

  • stl-pimp Dec 28, 2007

    when i turn my ps2 on i get the 2 option then when i click on the first one it says reading disk but it doesn't work

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    MY PS2 will only play blue discs not silver. I have tried cleaning and all the adjustments to the cogs recommended on various sites but to no avail - any ideas out there?



    Jimmy

  • Caseyck Dec 29, 2007

    When I put in any game it goes to the browser and system configuration and it cant read the game

  • luke20871 Dec 29, 2007

    it says disc read error

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    I was having the same problem. When I inserted a disk the console would not recognize it. I followed these instructions and it WORKED!!!! Thank you for taking the time to post the instructions with the pics. They were very helpful.

  • lanesjd Dec 29, 2007

    I had the same problem with my PS2 console. The console wouldn't recognize it when a disk was inserted. I followed the step by step instructions and it WORKED!!! Thank you for taking the time to post the instructions with the pics. It was very helpful and my kids think I am Super Mom!

  • Sarah_askMe Dec 29, 2007

    My playstation 2 says the acts the same way. When I turn it on and put it a disk, has two options. Browser and System Configuration , when i click on browser it says Disc Read Error. I've tried taking the playstation apart and cleaning the dust out of it. I blew into the memory card and controller slots. Nothing is working and I need help, now please.

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    when i put in my game it says disc read error

  • pooshposh Dec 30, 2007

    no data appears when disc is inserted

  • willard772 Dec 30, 2007





    i put in a disc and it tries to read but i get disc read error





  • barbs98 Dec 31, 2007

    Everytime I put in a video game it says disc read error.Everytime I put in a DVD it works.What should I do??

  • Jayon Dec 31, 2007

    When I pluggled my ps 2 to my television set it started and when I inserted the cd in it then it does not any thing only two options appear on screen browser and system configration and when i clicked on browser it gives me disc read error. The system is not reading the disc and I have tried to clean the system but has been unsuccessful. Please healp

  • dam28028 Dec 31, 2007

    i played a game, turned it off, tried to play an hr later, and it wont read any disks. it just gives me cannot read disk. ive cleaned the lens with a qtip, ive blown the lens. i dont know if the lens needs replaced or what

  • cheetos28 Jan 01, 2008

    i have the same prob i start the ps2 up and its fine but i put my cd in and i trys to read but always ends up saying disc read error

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    When I put the disc in and go to browser it just says disc read error on every game and movie.

  • PS2Freak Jan 01, 2008

    when i load the disc in and click browser it says disc read error

  • Sakashi Jan 01, 2008

    when i played ps2 then i put the game disc in it. Then i click on the browser, before i knew it. It won't load up or nor go faster! It always has a black screen each time i try to fix it, but nothing happen!

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2008

    Whenever ps2 is plugged into tv get browser and system configuration then disk read error..please help....new ps2 never wanted to play until this year whenever i got guitar hero 11 game..thanks

  • Momhero Jan 01, 2008

    My kids got the Guitar Hero III Legonds of Rock for our Play Station 2. We have been able to play other games without problem, but when we try to load Guitar Hero, it displays Browser and System Config. We click on Browser, and it tries to read the disc, however, eventually says "disc read error"......HELP!!! ps. the game plays okay on my sister's PS2!!???...

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    will only read black and blue disks

  • angelo panagiotakis Jan 02, 2008

    my playstation 2 reads the disk for a while then it say disk read error i dont know how to fix it notify me

  • rachelmae Jan 02, 2008

    Our PS2 was working fine one night-the next morning nothing. The disc spins, then the reading disc error occurs.

  • fuzzywuzzy75 Jan 02, 2008

    Not a lot. We tried again with different kinds of disc and it works, sometimes with ps1 games but not ps2.

  • hen1 Jan 02, 2008

    disc read error

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    disks wont load up

  • Dukus Jan 03, 2008

    PS2 will play blue backed disks but not any that are silver backed??

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    Exactly the same as everyone else on the 50003 PS/2

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    disk read error

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    My PS2 Won't take PSone discs or discs with the blue layer/side/whatever it is, but it takes discs with the Silver/gold side? Why?!

  • Auto X Jan 08, 2008

    When I Put My Games Or Dvds I Go To Browser It Says Reading Disc But Then Stops Reading The Disc And I Cant Play

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    When i turn on my play station and my TV, the play station will not the the dick, it says disk read error.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    i tried cleaning the lens but nothing happened.

  • Mutz Jan 08, 2008

    when i pluggled my ps 2 to my television set it started and when I inserted the cd in it then it does not any thing only two options appear on screen browser and system configration and when i clicked on browser it gives me disc read error

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    when ever i put the cd in, my console won't do anything! i went to the browser and selected the cd and it acts like it's going to load 'cause the screen turns black but after awhile it just goes back to the browser and acts like nothing happened. it doesn't even say disc read error.

    i havent done anything to fix it yet cause every thing i read so far involves opening it up and moving stuff around. plus i dont know exactly what the problem is.



    note: this happened directly after it fell about 2 ft. off the chair i had it on.

  • rtistic817 Jan 09, 2008

    My playstation 2 operates like a Playstation 1. It plays the backward compatible games and music cds, but will not play PS2 or DVD discs at all. I keep getting the disc read error message on the browser screen.

  • rich 2256 Jan 09, 2008

    when I put in a dvd it tarts to spin up and then it slows down and speeds up again and then stops spinning.

    with the top cover off of the dvd player I can see the laser light coming up through the dvd so I am assuming that the laser is ok.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2008

    i have literally the exact same problem

  • jljlj Feb 11, 2008

    when i pluggled my ps 2 to my television set it started and when I inserted the cd in it then it does not any thing only two options appear on screen browser and system configration and when i clicked on browser it gives me disc read error



    Exact same problem as the first person, How do I fix this???

  • Denneylaw Feb 12, 2008

    i tried watching the futurama movie benders big score on my ps2, but it cannot read my disc, then on disc one of my aqua teen hunger force box set, it had no problem playing that, but then it can't read disc two, what is going on here???

  • pjlman Feb 12, 2008

    Hi, I have a ps2 50000 version9 or 10 with disk read error, i've changed the laser which was a HD7 with a 400r reassembled but still the same message.How do i adjust the laser height? i have 2 white disks on the laser frame not the single one.



    Any help will be a bonus.

  • DJFUSION Feb 12, 2008

    i get a disk read error when trying to play rock band but when i put in my madden 08 it works why

  • Butter343 Feb 15, 2008

    i put in any of ps2 games into my ps2 (which is not the slimline one) then it comes up disc read error.I have used disc cleaners and laser cleaners and nothing has worked.

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    disc read error

  • wbcougster Feb 16, 2008

    i own a ps2 slim....everytime i turn it on it goes straight to configuration. What do i do to fix it?

  • wwerocks Feb 17, 2008

    when i pluggled my ps 2 to my television set it started and when I inserted the cd in it then it does not any thing only two options appear on screen browser and system configration and when i clicked on browser it gives me disc read error



    EXACT SAME PROBLEM

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    MY PLAY STATION 2 WILL NOT READ ANY GAMES. IT GOES STRAIGHT TO THE SYSTEM CONFIG. SCREEN AND DOES NOT EVEN GIVE ME THE DISC ERROR SCREEN. WE HAVE TRIED ALL THE TROUBLE SHOOT ON SONYS WEBSITE ,BUT IT WILL NOT RUN SYSTEM DIAGNOSE.

  • frogwarrior Feb 18, 2008

    my game was working fine and then it frooze so i restarted the system and it wouldnt even say that the disc was inserted, it would say reading disk and then it would go away like it does when there is no disk in it, if anyone can help me e-mail me.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    disc read error when inserting DVD or game discs but Audio CD work fine.

  • the bhoy Feb 21, 2008

    disc read error when trying to play games, tried everything on sony website

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2008

    get an disc read error message what do you do?

  • Brandy18 Feb 21, 2008

    I just bought Rockband for Playstation 2, and I'm sure I plugged everything in right. When I turn on the game it takes me to a system configuration screen, then when I push select it says disc read error. I really need help on how to fix this. Please Help!

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    when i turn my playstation2 on it goes to system configeration straight away. Its only a month old HELP

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    i put atv off road fury 4(ps2 game) andwhen i start it says the disc can not be read i tried to clean the thing that makes the disc spin but it still did not work

  • westielover Feb 23, 2008

    connect to T.V. connect controller, insert disk and browser/system menu comes up. starts to read disk but then says error reading disk, i cleaned disk tried another game disk and always the same.
    help please. doggonewestie





  • otter814 Feb 23, 2008

    my ps2 keeps saying can't read disk. but only the newer games. ps1 games work dvds work older ps2 games like ihra drag racing work but my kids new games like monster jam and shrek smash n crash do not. the ps2 was mine until a month ago when i got a ps3. i put this 2 in my daughters room . i played monster jam with her 2 days ago and it worked fine. not sure why dvd would work but not games. i put the games on my sons ps2 and the games are ok. help

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2008

    disk error

  • jezmel Feb 24, 2008

    same thing with mine but it will play playstation 1 games why???

  • vorbex Feb 25, 2008

    I inserted the cd in it but it does not do any thing. Only two options appear on screen - browser and system configration. When I clicked on browser it acts like it is reading the disc (it takes forever) and then it gives me "disc read error" message.

  • vorbex Feb 25, 2008

    When I inserted the cd in the player, it does not do any thing. Only two options appear on the screen - browser and system configration. When I click on browser it gives me "disc read error" message.

  • baqir Feb 26, 2008

    when i tried to turn my system on it gives me an error no data

  • robbeck79 Mar 01, 2008

    it only reads disk error on the colored disks and this is an original ps2 no damage to it. could it just be dust build up?

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2008

    put in the disc rockband for playstation 2 and got a disc error

  • hunts009 Mar 02, 2008

    It just says reading disc then stops

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    hi, my ps2 cant read ps2 discs and dvd's. it just says reading

    disc then stops. ive cleaned my disc so many times but it still wont work

  • mujo18 Mar 02, 2008

    hi, my ps2 cant read any discs at all, it just says reading then nothing i tried cleaning my cd , which was brand new, i dusted for hours but it still doesnt work help me

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2008

    i have bought a ps2 fat one now after a month of usage it has stop reading discs and gives errors like disc read error and please insert a ps or ps2 disc

  • samster28 Mar 03, 2008

    my problem is exactly the same!!

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    when i put a cd or disk in i go into the browser and then it will pause for a little bit and finally it reads disk read error for every game i try

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    Every other game works, but when I put Rockband in a disc reading error occurs.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    I've tried readjusting the laser eye. Cleaning it, dusting the whole PS2 console and still the only thing that ever pops up is the Browser and System Configuration. What's there to do about it? Should I just go ahead an purchase another one?

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    the browser just comes on when i want to play a game

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    system config screen and browser screen is the only thing thatc comes up and says disc read error

  • bkksrs Mar 07, 2008

    My son has one of the older (bigger) ps2 systems. it seems that at times when we put games in that they wont work. I am not sure if they are disk read errors or not. We dont get any notification of this. What happens is that the system goes directly to a screen that shows two options: browser settings and system config. Certain games work fine, other dont work at all, while still others work at times and then not at all. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2008

    I start my PS2 and it goes straight to browser and configuration. I then click on browser but it fully reads any of my disks and none of them r scratched or dirty. I've tried about thirty of my games.

















































































































  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    when we put sims in the ps2 it just comes up disc read error. can anyone help

  • pcgal Mar 13, 2008

    takes me straight to browser and will not read any games apart from one that is on memory card... lense has been cleaned and still wont work, cds are not scratched

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2008

    disk cannot be read

  • Lilium Mar 13, 2008

    I tried to play Harvest Moon on my ps2, its a blue back disc, and it took a long time to load then it said Disc Read Error. I cant find out how to fix it so i can play. The back is scratched but not very badly, ive cleaned the disc but it still wont play. How do i fix it? =(

  • Rockaboy_25 Mar 14, 2008

    yes because when i try to play my games it does the same thing

  • jsjjbetts Mar 15, 2008

    My blue discs wouldn't load.. "disc read error" Followed the pictures (scroll down) and took the thing apart...(very nervously) and carefully cleaned dust and laser lens, and wa-la!! IT WORKS!! Thanx!!
    PS.
    I had problem getting it apart... DUH... security seal tape was holding it closed. If you take that off, it VOIDS warranties, I believe.. time to chose!!
    Good luck!

  • ltyler Mar 16, 2008

    yes i have the same problem when a disc is inserted it comes up on the screen saying NO DATA and only gives you the option of looking at whats on the memory card , we have blown the inside to make sure there is no dust and left it for a few day's but still the same result can you help or tell me where i can send it in australia to be fixed .

  • Calel Mar 17, 2008

    Just yesterday I put in a game and it wouldn't load up right away so I clicked on one of the options then eventually it said Disc Read Error. I tried a few other games and it said the samething but for a few of my other games it loaded up fine. I was wondering if anyone could tell me why is that and if there was anything I can do to fix it?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    My PS2 game isn't working because of the "disc read error." I've already taken it apart and cleaned it. What else is there to do?

  • hardyboy16 Mar 20, 2008

    even i have the same problem!!
    some of my discs show the same message "disk read error"

  • xavier89 Mar 21, 2008

    I just bought a game from gamespot "Way Of The Samurai" The game worked perfect on my friends PS2 but when I got home to play it on my PS2 it wouldn't load kept saying Disc Read Error So I have been surfing the net and found a site that basically told me to gut my PS2 and mess with the eye but nothing worked any advise?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    when i pluggled my ps 2 in it started and when I inserted the cd in it then it does not any thing only two options appear on screen browser and system configration and when i clicked on browser it gives me disc read error

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2008

    Disc Read Error for a Slim PS2

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    Same problem, comes up with browser settings

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    turn it on plug it in get browser and system configuration

  • RustyMu Mar 24, 2008

    games will not boot

  • Garzhvog Mar 25, 2008

    turn it on plug it in get browser and system configuration.

    I´ve tryed to clean the discs, to clean the ps2 lens, remove the memory cards and the controllers, rotating the system, turned on diagnosis mode but it still can´t read some discs and DVDs at all.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    when i load my rock band game it says error

  • phil-2 Mar 26, 2008

    it just wont red some discs

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    disc won't load

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    i don't know what to do.

  • eman10 Mar 29, 2008

    when it gets to the load profile stage, all it says is handle this error properly, and I don't know what to do! Nothing works to get past this screen & message. HELP!

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    it's a sony ps2.fair condition.black

  • grit2t Mar 29, 2008

    when i put in the kindom hearts it wont load and niether will my other games the screen is just black and i have tried everything

  • yUngSkiTzO Mar 29, 2008

    when i try to play grand theft auto san andreas it does the introduction video and everything and it loads and plays the music and everthing but after its done loadin it says error reading the grand theft auto:san andreas disc...i wanna kno how to fix it

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    same

  • walaamro Apr 01, 2008

    i have the same problem but when i click the browser i get the massege no data

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    when i plug my ps2 up it doesnt read any disk

  • chicken1000 Apr 05, 2008

    its just 2 games that dose not work both of them are scrached up badly one of the games are soulcaliber3 and Gauntlet what should i do please help me.

    .

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    some of my disc's read "disc read error" even brand new games like my rock band game. it has never played it.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    My system also gets "Disk read error" everytime I put a game in.

  • dame301 Apr 06, 2008

    I put in rockband and get the disc read error on my playstion but it worked at my friends house

  • bosborne Apr 07, 2008

    when i turn on the ps2 i get a disc read error.

  • hick_girl Apr 07, 2008

    the disc read error thing comes up when i insert any disc into my ps2

  • Hate my life Apr 07, 2008

    Yeah mine has completely frozen pressing buttons doesn't do anything and putting a disc in makes a dics read error. What do I do?

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    when i inserted the cd it all appear disk error

  • ghoddy Apr 07, 2008

    ps2 cannot read discs it asks me to inert a playstation 1 or 2 disc format

  • gmoneypt Apr 07, 2008

    when i put in my game for the ps2 it always says disc read error on every game.if you have any tips please let me know.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    my ps2 doesnt read my games it says disk read error

  • Cheranguista Apr 08, 2008

    My problem is similar, but if I put the diagnosis feature, then the system works but the memory card slot doesn't recognize it card , and alsa the game play gets very weird and lacks of gameplay continuity(example, in Guitar Hero 2; in easy mode and medium gets tilted a lot when your playing a lot of notes, and is imposible and intolerable to play), I cleaned the lasers, and all that, I am thinking the buy a new one and repair the old one and then sel it.....

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    it doesnt read any of my ps2 cds

  • dcgreg Apr 09, 2008

    After Playstation 2 appears on screen, nothing happens. Disk is not being read.


    I've cleaned disk reader with air can.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2008

    dics read error is the same thing i have on the screan of my Tv is modell no is scph 1500 modell

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    have a playstation2 model scph-77001. disc wont spin and reads no data. what do i do once i get apart and blow out dust? still not spinning at all.

  • dustymarie Apr 12, 2008

    got a playstation 2 model scph-77001 that doesn't spin and says no data. i have taken the top off and don't know what to do next.

  • newdiemommy Apr 13, 2008

    my is the same way as madni,s disk what can we do

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    i have ps2 ver 4 which has disc errors on, i've opened cd player and there is no big white lens wheel to adjust. what do i do?

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    My ps2 system works but comes up with a disc error. can you tell me how to solve it.

  • briabi69 Apr 13, 2008

    My PS2 will load once in a great while. I can here it trying to spin up. then I here a click, click ,click. And then the system conf. and Browser, screen comes on and stays on forever. Or disc error comes up.

  • Dracologist Apr 14, 2008

    My PS2 works fine. But my Star Trek Encounters game keeps saying "Disk Read Error." I checked it and it bearly has any scraches on it

  • aflac420 Apr 17, 2008

    I have a ps2 (fat) and it won't read any disc. I tried adjusting the lens height (Thanx Darel29!!!) and alas no matter where the laser is i keep getting disc read error. Any other suggestios?

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2008

    my PS2 will turn on but will only take me to the browser and system configuration screen and I can't play any of my games.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008

    My playstation 2 doesn't load any more games!
    It just says 'Disk Read Error' I have tried using a Lens Cleaner disk but nothing works.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    My Ps2 won't read any discs, I have tried cleaning the lens with alcohol pads and q-tips, and used the air duster cans and it works better for a little bit, but then goes back to doing the same thing.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2008

    dosc read problems have occured in the past, but the big problen is that the disc lense that makes it slide in and out is broken

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    My sons playstation does not read discs anymore. It's been doing that a little by little ever since we got it at Christmas time. What can we do?

  • yuiko Apr 22, 2008

    my ps2 can't read anymore discs....it makes some kind of a tapping or clicking sound when it starts then the screen is stuck at the browser....

  • Tachibana Apr 22, 2008

    when i load my disc into the ps2 it keeps giving me disc read error. but the thing is this only happens with only a few of my dics

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    my ps2 will not play blue backs

  • tinalr30 Apr 26, 2008

    Hi,

    I'm getting a disk read error when trying to play rockband. I exchanged it for a new disk this morning but still get the same error. I've cleaned the disk and used the air can on the ps2 but still no luck. I'm reluctant to take it apart because all other disks work. Does anyone have any other ideas? Thanks!

  • daniel7 Apr 27, 2008

    if you press the button to start the game it goes to the browser. I click onto the browser and it says disc read error

  • allenb2 Apr 27, 2008

    when we turn on the console it goes to brouser and that is it can you help us?

  • rarington Apr 28, 2008

    my son's playstation 2 says disc read error after clicking off browser.....is it safe to open it up and clean it ???

  • cri cri May 01, 2008

    same problem, blew out dust still read error

  • rocketscap54 May 04, 2008

    i turned on my ps2 and tried to play nhl08 and it said disc read error so i treid like 20 more games same thing every time wat do i do

  • scott chapman May 05, 2008

    my ps2 only reads cd it wont read games or dvd i tryed to blow the dust out and tryed alot more games it only read the games with a blue bottom what should i do

  • Topendgecko May 06, 2008

    i put in a game and to options come up i click browser and it says disc can not be read



    how can i fix it.

  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    the disc could not be read

  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    when i put in my game in scooby doo mystery mayhem i click on the browser what do i do to make the game work because this is my favourite game in the world but when i put it in my brothers ps2 it works fine why is it not working on mine and i have tried cleaning the disk it still doesnt make a diffrence but or games work on it fine

  • chelsamay May 09, 2008

    I've cleaned small and large lenses, cleaned lens gears(the tracks that move the lens) even made sure that the white plastic arm has a good connection to it. I've been doing research all day and I have been trying to adjust the angle of the laser to see if that helps. I was told by some guy that I should consider disconnecting the orange power tap for it has no real purpose but to reset the laser. but this has me nervous. please help.


  • Anonymous May 10, 2008

    My playstation 2 plays some games and not others. I bought the Rockband and it won't play. It only pulls up the browser and system configuration options. When I click browser, it just shows my two memory cards, no game. What do I do to get it to play?

  • MikeDave May 11, 2008

    Guitar Hero 3 worked for three months now will not. Took back to store and it worked fine in their machine. Bought Guitar Hero and Guitar Hero 2 they will not work either. I keep getting configure on screen. Now Need for Speed will work "sometimes"



    What can I do?

  • lildil May 12, 2008

    entered disk into PS 2 and disk read error I have tried cleaning the PS 2 but the cd still didnt work

  • tuffg0ng May 12, 2008

    My ps2 starts up normally but the disc always reads error. The games are in mint condition and the ps2 is in pretty good shape. Whats the problem?

  • crapasscar May 13, 2008

    i tried to fix my freinds ps2 with cotton swabs and alcohal it didnt word how do i fix it

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    wont recognize rockband all other disks work fine!

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    my ps2 wont let me play any blue disk games it will only say error

  • flowerbug May 18, 2008

    all disc but rockband will play, we have tried three different disc. could we be getting bad discs all three times. please help

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    Every time I put a Cd in the ps2 nothing happens! Instead it gomes up with disc can not be found!

  • powell26 May 19, 2008

    When I turn on the ps2 it will not load the disk. It show no disk error its not even reading the disk

  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    αναβω το ps2 και με βγαζει στισ ρυθμισεισ


  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    My playstation 2 was having problems with reading the discs, but sorted that by cleaning the lens every month. But then my ps2 fell off the side and onto the floor. Since this, NOTHING has worked. Everytime I put a disc in it just says disc read error. I've tried cleaning the lens with a lens cleaning disc, but it was no good.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    Whenever i insert a cd in my ps2 it gives me an error stating the disk cannot be found. I don't know how to fix this problem. I've tried cleaning my ps2 but i'm still getting the same error.

  • deathrow06 May 25, 2008

    how do i get a blue disk game to work on a fat ps2 system?or do i have to buy a thin ps2 system to play a blue disk game?

  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    Everytime i inserted a disc into my ps2 it only siad no data

    i v tried using an optical lense cleaner cd.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    ps2 reading disc fault

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    will not read or play a movie dis i cleaned the lazer with a cd cleaner and also took back off and cleaned lazer with q tip a alochal

  • MITCH3 May 27, 2008

    WHEN WE PUT A DISC IN IT WILL NOT READ IT. IT KEEPS SAY TO CONFIGURE IT??? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

  • soccerr May 27, 2008

    none of my games will work anymore and when i rent a game it doesnt work it keeps saying disc read error

  • Ashwin kali May 28, 2008

    when i insert any ps2 disc,it is stated that insert playstation or playstation2 format disc

  • Anonymous May 29, 2008


    1. Cleaned my discs

    2. Cleaned dust out of my PS2

    3. Took apart the PS2 and cleaned the lazer.


  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    any ps2 disc i inserted, gives me a "disc read error" message. i have cleaned the laser and the discs

  • Nicholas Webb Jun 01, 2008

    We have used a lens cleaner on our ps2 as we cannot play our discs anymore it tells us that there is a disc read error. We have also vacumed it from the outside. we did not want to open it as we do not know much about them. If we could have pictures aswell as a summary we would be very greatful. We only let our children on it for a couple of hours twice a week and they are getting a bit antsy. Thankyou in advance. Webby1

  • yoyoyigidyyo Jun 04, 2008

    When I turn on my PS2 the screan goes to the main menu instead of the game, when i click browser it says "can't read disk"

  • Anonymous Jun 04, 2008

    when insert disc it automatically go to browser and system configuration

  • Anonymous Jun 05, 2008

    I recently bought Rock Band for my ps2, which was used just days before to play Guitar Hero and was used quite regularly. $150 dollars later, I set everything up.. put the disc in.. and "Disc Error". With help over the internet, I cleaned the inside of the ps2 and repeatedly tried again but still got the same frustrating results. And then after that, the ps2 wouldn't read any of the discs, so I bought another ps2 and the same thing happened. I am overly frustrated and potentially out $150.. HELP! Apparently this is happening a lot with the Rock Band disc. Other suggestions that won't cost me any more tears or money?

  • Scal99 Jun 05, 2008

    When I turn on computer it will not read disk, I have tried cd cleaning disc and will not read this either

    Noel


  • joey jo jo v Jun 06, 2008

    my ps2 will say theres an error then I re-insert disc without restarting. the game works fine untis it has to load a game or when I go online

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008



    any time i put in 1 of my games it keeps on coming up disc read error....does anybody no how to fix this problem...please...

  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    Same as de 1 abuv

  • BOOyah beber Jun 09, 2008

    Yep, exactly the same problem. I have taken it apart but so far nothing of the internet has helped me fix it as they have all been different models.

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    my PS2 cant read ne games it says disk error read or somethin how do i fix it

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    the disk spinner starts then stops

  • star_scream Jun 10, 2008

    help my ps2 slim keeps giving me a disk tray open error message durring play

  • alexofhoth Jun 11, 2008

    will my PS2 won't read games or dvds but it will read cds fine.

  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2008

    Recently i bought the game rock band for ps2, and it wont read at all. all of my other games will read, and i have had most of these games for years. Nothing works!

  • irvyely Jun 11, 2008

    I've had my ps2 since 2005 and it is the slim type and just last year it started saying disc read error.Then just 1 week ago i bought rock band on amazon.com and when i put the disc in it said reading disc for 20 min. and would'nt start.So then i took it apart cleaned it and it still would'nt work.

  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2008

    the disc doesnt turn

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    won' t read silver ps2 games

  • Lofty99 Jun 17, 2008

    i can't play any discs! i can play CD's but not DVD's either. what do i do?

    i was in the middle of Simpsons Hit and Run and the game froze. i then resetted consol and since then can't play ANYTHING!



    what can i do?

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    when i pluggled my ps 2 to my television set it started and when I inserted the cd in it then it does not any thing only two options appear on screen browser and system configration and when i clicked on browser it gives me disc read error...sometimes it will start playing a disc and then blank screen

  • chappell Jun 17, 2008

    after watching some movies on the playstation the next day we put in a dvd and the "unable to read disc" appeared, this by the way is right out of the box and it also gave me 2 options but still able to watch anything. im tired of having to return it over and over.

  • sexyangel69 Jun 18, 2008

    my ps2 when i put a disc in it comes up disc reading error and it doesnt sound like its spinning the disc i have only had it since xmas so its not even 6mthsold

  • knlam Jun 18, 2008

    we have the same problem. screen browser and system configration is all we can get to after inserting disk. some disks work then others won't. then when you try the one that didn't work earlier it starts working.

  • svlchick Jun 18, 2008

    how do I adjust the laser lens?

  • alex_PIMP Jun 22, 2008

    i put in disc && it tell me disc cant b read

  • sargent_jp Jun 22, 2008

    mine iz at leest 3 years old but that shoulnt b a problm, should it, it wont read dvd or games

  • sheebee31 Jun 23, 2008

    can you tell me how to reset the lens on my slimline ps2. it goes straight to browser menu and i've been told this might work.

  • kobelil Jun 29, 2008

    it wont read any of the disc's

  • stella54220 Jun 30, 2008

    I have not made any attempt at fixing this problem. This is a used ps2 I picked up for my kids. It worked well for a while. It was played heavily, but we do not play it as often. It says disc read error.

  • zach440 Jul 05, 2008

    when i put my ps2 games in the ps2 It always dosent never play.so can you help me out?

  • whyme26 Jul 05, 2008

    PS2 starts up fine but won't read any disc (game or DVD) past the main menu screen? goes through all the intro credits and stuff, but then stops right at the main menu... I've cleaned the laser lense and have tried about 15 different games and a dozen dvd's, it just gets stuck.... anyone have any ideas?

  • Revolverssd Jul 06, 2008

    When I put in any disc it just shows that its reading and then it makes a clicking noise and it finally show "The disc could not be read" My son was playing with the laser eye and it has not worked since then.

  • philips14 Jul 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. Disk wont spin..when I turn on the unit Browser and System configuration pops up.

  • joeg123 Jul 08, 2008

    My ps2 gives me a disc error message on all of my games. It can't read the data, please help.

  • conner182 Jul 09, 2008

    ps2 wont play gams. just says disc read error

  • Galm01 Jul 10, 2008

    Every time I pop in Gran Turismo 4 into the ps2 it only reads the disk for like a half a second before not even saying disk read error.  Only happens with that one disc.  Got it to work in the past by ejecting and reinserting several dozen times.  But now won't work at all.  Help me please!

  • Marcus Velia Jul 10, 2008

    My PS2 won't play games. it comes up with disc read error.

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    when I insert the disc to, I heard the noise but seems the disc did not turning, I suspect I need to replace the whole optical part

  • panjaitan Jul 10, 2008

    when I inserted the disc game I heard a noise but seem like the disc did not turn, I think the motor is fail and need a replacement with the whole disc part

  • bongard193 Jul 10, 2008

    when i turn the system on it makes a funny noise for about a secound and when i insert a disk the same noise happens and it will keep making noise until i take the disk out. it also says disk read error

  • lleon Jul 10, 2008

    dre

  • brooksjimmy Jul 11, 2008

    PS2 will play Original Playstation Games But Will Not Play PS2 Games or DVD's.

  • gordorjgp Jul 11, 2008

    makes weird noise when reading and some times i t freezes during game play and can't read old blue disks

  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    i put in the game i put browser and it plays the game when it is about to start it goes back to the browser menu

  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    I turn on my PS2 and it makes some noises. The disc reader wont come out so i have to force it out, and when i put a game in it it doesnt read it. Please help

  • jamesbond00 Jul 13, 2008

    I have a ps2 that turns on fine but if you have a disc in it then it continuous spins but never loads the disc (it's like this for cd's, dvd's, and the ps2 games)
    opened it up and the laser shines and looks clean (but I cleaned it anyway) the laser moves both up and down and forward and backward
    also I go into the "Browser" and it just says "Reading Disc" near the bottom of the screen but it just keeps saying that and never comes up with anything else
    if I put in a memory card it can read that so I'm assuming that it's something to do with the laser
    I would appreciate any advice or solutions from someone on this problem!


  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    Yesterday i wanted to play a game on ps2 but there is only two games that work so i put one of the two in and then swaped that after clicking browser. And it worked but today i tried it and it didn't work



  • djBrabbit Jul 13, 2008

    my ps2 works fine but when i put a disk in just saying reading disk then error

  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    My silver disk work, but when I put in the black or blue disk, the errer read message comes up. Any suggestion. Thanks

  • prince3993 Jul 16, 2008

    I have a gta:san andreas that works fine when i do free-play but when i try to do a mission it will stop playing and read "error reading grand theft auto san andreas disc. How can i fix this? I've already tried cleaning it several times although there aren't any scratches on the disc. I've also tried cleaning my ps2's lense with a dvd cleaning disc. Please tell me how to fix this problem.



  • dylan1998 Jul 17, 2008

    i put a ps2 game in and turned on system, only thing happening is browser and system configuration screen. this happens on all games tried. i have cleaned everything possible. what else can i do.

  • cjmartymar Jul 18, 2008

    My playstation 2 reads some of my discs but not all. Gives me a disc read error message. What do I do?

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    ps2- "cannot read disc" - loads only "browser" and "sys config", never makes it to disc, all discs do this so it is system


  • aliikahn Jul 19, 2008

    some dvds doensnt work on ps2 console it sys **** error help me pl

  • Cooldew Jul 20, 2008

    When I first turn the ps2 on it will read or play movies for about 3minutes then it will lock up. It has to be unpluged for about an hour before it will read it again. I've dusted the system, replaced the laser, and also adjust the laser height. The results are the same. It seems like something is heating up then it fails and quits readings.

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    disk cannot be read and loading for hours

  • jdlynch Jul 23, 2008

    When we insert a disc it reads "disc cannot be read" What's the solution?

  • jdlynch Jul 23, 2008

    Disc error when disc put in.

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    I have a silver PlayStation 2 (77001). My PS2 has worked in the past.

    Now when I go to play a game, it will not play.

    I place my PS2 game label side up in the PS2. I close the lid. I press the power button on my PS2. The light turns green. On my tv a screen pops up with two options Browser, and System Configuration. When I go to the Browser the only option I have available is the Memory card. I have tried five other games, with the same result. These games work on other PS2's.

  • Jamuir45 Jul 24, 2008

    no when I turn on my P.S 2 ill take 10 seconds to load then it will go to the browser










  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    exact same problem

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    how do i use my skate engine to make my nhl 08 faster

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    read disc error

  • Rafael l Jul 25, 2008

    my ps2 cant read a brand new disc but it can read old ones and the new disk happens to be god of war 2.



  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    fdfds

  • batsong1 Jul 28, 2008

    goes to the browser sys config page. What to do?

  • teh88 Jul 29, 2008

    My PS2 has always been a *****.. most of the time it can never read a disc and takes me straight to the splach screen (the one with the browser and configuration options). If i open the browser, it always says, disc reading forever until judgement day and kingdom come. It never changes and when it does, it's only to change to "disc read error" which is not helpful at all. Now, i have given up on my PS2 games and trying out my PS1 games.. Last night, they worked perfectly with no problems watsover. I tried again this morning, and now EVERY time i put in the same games, it always goes to the 'please insert a playstation or playstation 2 format disc'.. I have tried a few solutions on the internet : (pressing reset many time, cleaning the disc, manually opening the console and changing the elevation of the lens) ive tried alot of things and im losing hope, also my mind.. Bottom line, my PS2 doesnt work consistently and its driving me crazy....any suggestions?

  • jeojunoon Jul 29, 2008

    hello hi
    i bought my ps2 1 month be4 and i am facing same issue. i insert game it says no data or system configuration screen comes plz help me


  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    My PS2 wont read the disc. When I turn it on it dosn't go to the disc menu. Instead it gose to a screen with the options BROWSER and SYSTEM--- CONFIGUREATION. Then when I try to get it to read the it never stops reading it!!!! PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!





  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    i can play gta for about 20 seconds and it just says that there is an "error reading grand theft auto 3 dvd" what the hell dose that mean and how do i fix it?!?

  • tloch90 Jul 30, 2008

    Hi, my PS2 is 6 or 7 years old and yesterday it gave me the disc read error message after trying to play a game i played just hours before. Now, normally when this happens I can fix it with canned air or lense cleaner. But this time that didn't work. The crazy part is... it will still play my old playstation games with the black or blue backs. but none with silve backs. any advice would be great!

  • lassitermoll Aug 01, 2008

    when i try to play my game, the ps2 will just go to the brower and system configuration screen and that's all

  • dlmiles Aug 01, 2008

    my ps2 turns on but when i put a disc in it dosen't read it it stays on the browser and sytem configuration screen

  • ChaosBlade06 Aug 03, 2008

    when i put in a game i hear clickking sounds adn thn it jsut goes to the ps2 menu adn nothing happens after that when i click on browser it says disk error

  • youknowit667 Aug 04, 2008

    when i put my ps2 disc in it say disc can not be read

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    i have the slim type of ps2 and just a few months ago it started doin this.My ps2 just wont play my fav games anymore.When i put a disc in it i hear it slow down then speed upagain then stop sometimes.

  • deepuchellam Aug 05, 2008

    i have the same problem as madnis

  • welshman7 Aug 05, 2008

    when i put my disc in my ps2 it whirrs and grinds and then goes straight to the menu and says disc read error!

    what can i do?

  • garybrainard Aug 06, 2008

    bought a new game and it reads "disc read error" . I don't know if the disc is bad or what?

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    When i turn on my ps2 and put in rockband the browser and system configuration comes up, but when i go into to browser it says "Disc Read Error" please tell me how to fix this!!! (im using the original ps2 and all my other games work!)

  • wizardz911 Aug 06, 2008

    have same problem as mandi

  • mer560sl Aug 07, 2008

    Hi, I have the "big" playstation 2 and im getting a disc read error on a lot of my games. i know its not the games because for one they are in great condition and secondly they will work sometimes and not get an error message. I took the console apart and cleaned the lense, and i also turned the white gear counterclockwise till the gear could not move anymore and the eye was at its lowest position. I was wondering if there is something else i can do or if its time to tradeup for a new one.

    Thanks

  • sassynsweet2 Aug 09, 2008

    when i turn my ps2 on i have a blank screen i have cleaned it and checked all the conections and the disk is spinning what can i do?

  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    i bougt it 2 days ago but every time i put a disc it said disc read error

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    okay i used toothpaste for my small ps2 for kh2 and codebreaker but when i bought a used big ps2 the games didnt work but the ones with major scratches work weird huh? i have no small screwdriver to get to the white knob

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    reads dic error

  • claudio vietti
    claudio vietti Aug 14, 2008

    hello, every time i put one of my games in the ps2 (fat one) the game is not getting read and disc error always pops up. I did not try anything to fix the ps2.

  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    my ps2 says disk read error

  • jgrady Aug 16, 2008

    Can't get past "browser and system configuration" when I turn on the PS2. Don't know what to do...

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    I am having the same problem. any solutions yet?

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2008

    same problem

  • tillytuttut Aug 19, 2008

    When play station is turned on its says Brower System configuration when pressing enter says No Data reading disc

  • adam_tony619 Aug 19, 2008

    When I put my cd in the ps2, there is a sound and its not loading the game. It says browser and system. How do i get it to play the game?

  • dora_riehl Aug 21, 2008

    my ps2 reads dvd's fine and cd but when i try to play games every one comes up with an error and my games are brand new what can be wrong

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    we have a brand new game that wont play , it got the silver back on it

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    ps2 disk error dre

  • wolly_boly Aug 26, 2008

    my ps2 slimline play wid dvd movies but wen it cums to games it does not work even my games are fine and not damage,,all my games does not play.only the dvd movies..wats d problem of my console?email me wolly_boly@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    i have play station 2 model scph 50003 when i put a cd inside it say dics error

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    Please describe the specifics of your problem below. We'll add

    your post as a comment to madni's disc read error problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    My console does not recognize that I have loaded a disk. I only get the browser/system screen







  • keithjones1 Aug 31, 2008

    ps 2 play cds but no games -disc cannot be read comes up on screen

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    screen reads 'disc read error'.

  • Elixs Aug 31, 2008

    doesnt read any discs

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    it only reads blue bottom disks

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    My PS2 froze, and then after that it would not play any discs at all. It would just say "disc read error" on the main PS2 screen. I would stick in a disc, the screen would go black, the PS2 would make sounds (Like stop, and go, stop and go, etc.) and then it would say "Disc read error'" again.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    CD music plays, PS1 games work, DVD and PS2 discs gove browser or system oprion and results in read disc error

  • lyshenae Aug 31, 2008

    I have a disk read error problem, already cleaned the lens. I also noticed that when I turn it on, their are times that it will just go black, and on the other times is when I will hit the browser screen and it goes to the disk read error screen. If I keep trying, sometimes it will start the game, but never get the the main screen where you can actually play the game, just the icons that specify who's game it is, and the subsequent company or creators of the game. After that: blackness. Will adjusting the laser solve this, and if so how do you do that.

  • Jamin G. Sep 01, 2008

    I have the (Old model) of the PS2, and it isn't working well. Evertime I stick in a disc, or DVD it says,"Disc read Error" and doesn't play it. I even opened it and cleaned it, but it never worked. Now, it won't even turn the disc. It will spin it, then make a grinding noise, then stop. Please help!

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    when i put on my game,it just shows browser system configuration.how then do i go out from the option to play my game

  • Jesus Freak1 Sep 03, 2008

    Paused the game for a long time as the wife had me do something for her, on my return game was frozen. Reset the game and now gives a "disk cannot read disk error. This occurs for PS2 games and not DVD. Please assist.

  • nicky1212 Sep 03, 2008

    the system gives me two options, browser and configuration? Will not do anything else.

  • Jasmine2008 Sep 05, 2008

    most games show up as disc read error and if they do work which is rarely it takes forever to load

  • scottousey Sep 06, 2008

    When i turn it on it fine, when i put the disc in it nothing happens,it is the slim line 1, what i do notice is when i remove the disc the laser has moved down about 1/2 inch, but the disc does not does spin.

  • cbisquit Sep 12, 2008

    We bought God of War for PS2 for my son's birthday. It won't load, keep getting disk read error. We exchanged the game for another copy. Same problem! How do we fix this?

  • ashokashu Sep 16, 2008

    disk errer problem

  • danzik Sep 19, 2008

    when we put the disks in we get the browser/ configuration screen. it happens with all disks

  • Anonymous Sep 20, 2008

    When i put a disk into my ps2 it doesnt read it at all it just says browser and configuration

  • 2435 Sep 23, 2008

    disk error read

  • taylorlanney Sep 24, 2008

    disk read error

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    sucks

  • hohoham Sep 28, 2008

    cant play gta sa

  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2008

    my slim ps2 doesnt read any disc

  • ashish verma Oct 01, 2008

    when i insert disk in ps2 in browser it displays " this disk could not be read"

  • dalmeng Oct 01, 2008

    when i started to power on my ps2 console the introduction is working properly and the browse and configuration is also viewed, but when i inserted the cd game the picture of tv become black screen and it never played... please help me... i really appreciate it if you do... thanks...

  • harshsl Oct 01, 2008

    Sony Play Station Console

  • Malibuchevy0 Oct 03, 2008

    I turn the playstation 2 on and the game doesn't even load it just is frozen with the maden 08 picture is it locked or something?

  • gerardor_09 Oct 03, 2008

    when i insert any other disk it will play all other ps 2 games except god of war 2, but it play all of the other ps gamews

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    i have the same problem, sometimes, when im playing, it doesnt read it and when i reset it, the screen turns BLUE or BLACK, i dont know what to do, sometimes it works, sometimes it wont! i got my console 2nd hand, but it was in tip top shape until i tried playing the family computer games in it...

  • jakef7 Oct 05, 2008

    When I turn on the ps2 console; it says browser/ system confirguration; then i click on browser it says there is no data.

  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2008

    When I turn on the ps2 console ,insert disc, it says browser/ system confirguration; then i click on browser it says there is no data. And at the bottom it says reading disc, But then it says "Disc Reading Error"

  • Rajoh King Oct 13, 2008

    When I turn on the ps2 console ,insert disc, it says browser/ system confirguration; then i click on browser it says there is no data. And at the bottom it says reading disc, But then it says "Disc Reading Error"

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • ps2gamer Oct 13, 2008

    We have a play station 2 system and the same thing happens sometimes. Sometimes it will read the games and other times it will go to the configuation screen. Please help.

    kcapocci@rogers.com

  • elehning Oct 13, 2008

    When a disc is inserted into our PS2, it does not spin. We tried cleaning it, but that didn't help. We get the browser and system configuration screens. And when we select browser, it displays there is no data.

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    ps2 wont play games

  • everis101 Oct 22, 2008

    i have tryed time and time again to play any of mah games but all i'm getting is a disc read error message on the bottom of the screen.

  • clairefmcmah Oct 23, 2008

    The ps2 is going straight to ' no data' this happened when i put in a second hand game, now no other games will play either, would i have damaged it if the game was damaged? nothing is playing now. Please help.

  • miss te Oct 25, 2008

    my playstation2 goes to the browser and then says disc read error or no disc.

  • bucboy817475 Oct 25, 2008

    When i put the game in it says reading disc. then withafew seconds gone by it says "disc read error.The game is nba2k9 i bought it brand new.

  • axel226 Oct 26, 2008

    my ps2 is not playing ps2 games, it saided disc err.



    help

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    my ps2 (the smaller one) will not read my games new and old how do i fix it.

  • brItamsarzac Oct 29, 2008

    disc read error

  • dogbundy Oct 29, 2008

    yes

  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    We have tried to unplug it, clean the inside with a cloth, and tried DVDs and games.I have a new redesigned one, but nothing seems to work.It was working fine last night.I tried to play a game this morning, and it didn't work.It was roughly handled( pushed into controllers and wires) last night if that might have anything to do with it.

  • mingos664 Nov 01, 2008

    I get the browser configuration screen and then it says "there is no data". Help!

  • tarheelgirlh Nov 01, 2008

    i brought the ps2 from home where it worked fine to college that night and it says disc read error when i place any disc in. 

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    same here i got gutar hero world tour an says dicx error



  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    I just bought Guirar Hero World Tour and the same disc read error happened for me too!

  • lilman99025 Nov 02, 2008

    I just bought Guitar Hero World Tour and the same disc read error happened to me too

  • lilshadow911 Nov 02, 2008

    everytime i plat my ps2 it can never make it pass the browser screen..............please help me! i havn't played any of my favorite games in like 3 months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • iNEEDhalp Nov 03, 2008

    My brother just got RockBand SpecialEdition with the drums, mic & guitar for PS2, the old version... anyways when we inserted the disc It didn't play!



    I went into browser and it said a message saying "Disc read error", anyone with the same problem knows what I mean... Anyone who can fix this problem without taking apart my ps2 please help!!

    I've tried everything I could think of:

    -cleaning disc-blowing in consle, breathing on disc then wiping it, and alot more..:(

    I still have 60day warrenty and I WANT TO PLAY REALLY BAD!!

  • arturo2980 Nov 05, 2008

    I just bought GH: World Tour and my ps2 says disc could not be read. I saw some other people write you about this problem and was hoping you could help me.

  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    My son just got GH World Tour today for his birthday, and his disc will not play either. This sucks.

  • krista_peter Nov 06, 2008

    My PS2 wont read any discs--i jus get the Disc cannot be read-- Its not even a year old what can i do to fix this?

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    IT SAYS NO DATA

  • Anonymous Nov 07, 2008

    I have the exact same problem and I just used it like a week ago. help me!

  • keeli_dalton Nov 08, 2008

    when you put the cd in,it does not even spin,and the laser does not even come on...how do i fix this problem?

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    it keeps saying disk eror on the game system even when i clean it with laser lens cleaner sooo what do i do help .

  • lewin79 Nov 10, 2008

    screen browers appears on screen instead of reading the disc

  • davemc08 Nov 15, 2008

    Browser screen comes up and can't go any further. All other games play fine. Just bought world tour 2 guitar set tonight.

  • trujillo5 Nov 16, 2008

    Bought RockBand for ps2 (slim) and disc does not read. All other games load without a problem. I have read that this game is dual layer and that the laser may be misaligned and not reading both layers. can you tell me how to adjust the laser myself?

  • BlackIyedSue Nov 19, 2008

    Same Problem - when i pluggled my ps 2 to my television set it started and when I inserted the cd in it then it does not any thing only two options appear on screen browser and system configration and when i clicked on browser it gives me disc read error. I double checked with another GH game to rule out a problem with my PS2.

  • slobear Nov 20, 2008

    when i pluggled my ps 2 to my television set it started and when I inserted the cd in it then it does not any thing only two options appear on screen browser and system configration and when i clicked on browser it gives me disc read error

  • krazylovin45 Nov 20, 2008

    my ps2 slim is not reading disks when i start it up it gives me two choices browser and system configuration when i push the x button it says that there is no data. My lense was melted so i thought that was the problem but when i just put the new lense part in it still does the same thing.

  • wiltonanthon Nov 20, 2008

    when i insert a game the screen says browser and system config. when i click the browser the cd and memory card come up and i click the cd and it says disd cannot be read

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    When i bought the game and insert the disc in my ps2 it wouldn't work i had to wait till it finished reading then it would say disc error

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    ps2 turns on wont read disc

  • sivert Dec 02, 2008

    The same exact thing happens to me.

  • ScubaSteve12 Dec 03, 2008

    I put in a brand new game right out of package and click on browser and it says reading disc then it comes up Disc Read Error and now no games work how do I fix this?

  • melandllew Dec 04, 2008

    We have tried the instructions given, followed them to the tee, but the tray will not close now, as there is something blocking it.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    DISC READER ERROR

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    I have the same problem can I fix it?

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    my ps2 just starts lego star wars 3 and when it says playstaion 2 it stops londing and goes bact to the cd picture can you help me.

  • cljr3765 Dec 07, 2008

    When a game is inserted, the system config., or browser options appear; then 'disc could not be read' message appears

  • gremlinnic Dec 07, 2008

    play everything but playstation games

  • fainsucks Dec 10, 2008

    the ps2 wont even pop up disc read error sign

  • HOTHOTDOG2 Dec 10, 2008

    could someone please e-mail me the details to this fix ?i would greatly appreciate it.e-mail address is hothotdog2@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    the game only loads one option when it wants to and this is my second game because i thought it wasnt working i took it back and it still dosent work

  • logan1507 Dec 13, 2008

    error reading the grand theft auto:san andreas disc

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    My Playstation 2 won't play any of my games. Every time I put a game in, it pops up as disc read error 

  • adam roe Dec 16, 2008

    well my gta 3 disk is scratched to hell but there light ones iv tried all the other ways like doing it with toothpaste and it do sent work





  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    you see my ps2 inside it won't spin the disk so it won't read it I NEED HELP NOW

  • henryt Dec 17, 2008

    My ps2 doesnt read any disc

  • nanda_siva Dec 17, 2008




    I am getting disk read error most of the time when I insert a cd.


  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    when we put a cd in it always says disc read error

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    when i insert a game it doesnt do anything at all!

  • sheliastone Dec 21, 2008

    Disc read error also. I tried to clean the lens with a clean lens cd but can't even do that.

  • angry911 Dec 25, 2008

    same problem... now what do i do?

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    My PS2 plays all games fine except Guitar Hero World Tour. We exchanged the game and it won't still doesn't work. It says disk read error.

  • JAVI75166 Dec 27, 2008

    all my ps2 games work fine except rockband and guitar hero world tour. it only says disc read error on both! please help!

  • shutup415 Dec 27, 2008

    disc read error and i tried everything



  • tmjlaster Dec 27, 2008

    When playing guitar hero world tour and it says disc read error, does it help to use a stonger memory card?

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    my slim ps2 system keeps making some noises and it says disk read error nonstop.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    my ps2 does the same thing

  • freddy crab Dec 28, 2008

    so. i have a ps2 slim and ghwt won't play. can't read the disk. neither will anything else. i started to take it apart, but it won't come apart for some reason. theres something holding it together even after i removed all the screws. i can't figure out what.
    anyway i think my problem's different. when i turn it on with a game in, it makes a weird scratching sound. then it says can't read disk. inside, just to the right of the laser, there's a little square thing sticking out. i'm 90% sure that's what's rubbing. any ideas?


  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    ps2 was working fine moved it upstairs and now it will not play my new games, rockband and rockband 2, guitar hero arrowsmith, will not read discs what do I do is there something i can try at home first?

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    i bought msg set for my nephew and when i tried to play msg 1 and 2 i got the disc read error but it played msg 3. it always acts funny sometimes it wont play certain ps1 games

  • ben blazzin Dec 29, 2008

    disc read error

  • excalibur-co Dec 29, 2008

    just connected my brand new out of box ps2 and it only shows BROWSER and SYSTEM CONFIGURATION on the screen ,it allows me to go into these options and change things,then goes right back to the same screen ,but doesnt start the game I inserted . Am I missing some step to start a game or is there some initial setup I am missing to get a game to even show up on the screen . I would think this should be ready to go right out of the box?



  • blake4531 Dec 29, 2008

    the system will work with some games when the merory card is inserted but other games that i have never played before will not work. The system says that it is reading disk then it says disk read error.

  • sbyrd948 Dec 30, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • naomihguapa Dec 31, 2008

    when i pluggled my ps 2 to my television set it started and when I
    inserted the cd in it then it does not any thing only two options
    appear on screen browser and system configration and when i clicked on
    browser it gives me disc read error

  • broncobill07 Dec 31, 2008

    i bought the GH world tour and have tried 3 dirrerent disc and they all read not able to read disc

  • jenmock Dec 31, 2008

    Gave my nephew Rock Band PS2 edition for Christmas. All of his other games play fine and he was able to play Rock Band at Christmas but now he gets a disc read error. Please advise if it's the disc or the PS2.

    Thanks!

  • wrestlinstud Jan 01, 2009

    I have the same problem.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    I blew out the inside, with air...some games will read, some wont???

  • TonyVecchio Jan 03, 2009

    Old version of PS2 will play some games but wont play others...I opened it up and blew everything out with compressed air...Now what?

  • cramer436 Jan 15, 2009

    On the screen where you choose to load from memory card or game disc, the game disc no longer apears, so game will not load.

  • gon4trout Jan 20, 2009

    I also get a disk error reading on all but two games. They work fine, but I have tried about 15 other games and get the disk error reading or they start and freeze up while it says loading and do nothing else

  • kelly_duncan Jan 28, 2009

    I have the same problem, I have cleaned the lens with alcohol. Moved the cd screws and the dvd screws clockwise and counter clockwise with no improvement. Any other suggestions, next i will get an cleaning disc.



    KWD

  • DevonBrown07 Feb 07, 2009

    When I put in Def- Jam Fight For New York it's saying Please Put In a PlayStation Or PlayStation Disc. This is the first time this ever happend to me and all my other games work very well it's only Def Jam Fight For New York that I have problems with. Please Help

    PS

    On The Disk The Part that says PlayStation(R)2 on it the colour was white not red or black like most

  • jamesclose8 Feb 09, 2009

    Looking for sulotion to this problem but for the ps2 slim. Took it apart and it is now reading discs it would not before but the discs are still freezing and sticking.

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    when i put my game in the ps2 and turn it on nothing happens however when i open the disk tray it gives me a chance to go to browser or system configuration so i go to browser it says reading disk but it just keeps saying that so whats rong and how do i fix it?





    by: brian

  • RIC CRUZIAN Feb 22, 2009

    WEN I POWER UP MY PS2 NOTHING SHOW UP EVEN THE CONSOLE DONT SHOW IN THE TV SCREEN.THAT IS THE PROBLEN OF THAT.

  • bwilsonfrcal Feb 22, 2009

    won't read the disk, I question weather the laser is firing every time. it doesn't spin like normal either. when i put the disk in it spins once real quick and then stops.

  • Yunagirl08 Feb 23, 2009

    This problem started about 2-3 days ago. My used ps2 slim system will not read any discs. I fixed it before by using an "eye" cleaner. But now it wont even read that. I don't know what to do. I don't want to have to buy another system if it's just a silly glitch. I got it from Gamestop, so I don't know if if the will fix it or give me another system to replace my old one. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it.

  • xenomorph856 Feb 23, 2009

    When I put a disc into my ps2 it loads for no more than a second, if I
    do this over and over eventually it'll load longer and show a dark
    screen with disc read error in the middle of it. Can you help me I
    can't play any of my favorite games!

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    well i had the same problem and now my mums getting stressy and i dont like can you help me please write back soon thank you

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    my disc tray wont come out and if i pull it out n put my disc in then push it back in it wont read my disk

  • caroleking Mar 20, 2009

    played a play station 1 game in a play station 2 system the game played but now when i put in a play staion 2 game the system tells me it only plays play station 1 games?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    when i insert the ps2 disc, please insert playstation 2 format disc appears on the screen.please help.

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    "
    I really appreciated this tutorial! However, I noticed that everytime Ichecked the white gear between testing games that it seemed to havealready reset to its original state, where I had marked it. Is itautomatically resetting or am I imagining that?"

    Nope, I had the same experience. I have the first version of the PS2, got it on release date, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it. But mine has a self-regulating gear that turns the white gear, adjusting the laser. So even when I turn it by hand, it's returned to its default position once I've turned it on.

    The one thing that did help, however, was cleaning the laser lens. I was having trouble reading a purple disc, but now it works.

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    I go on my ps2 and then with any disc i try it doesn't work. But when i get on it goes straight to the browser ans system configuration. But i click on the browser and it's like there is no game in it at all. I think either the spinner broke, or the sensor got screwed up.

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    when I put a blue disk in it won't read

  • Jello Man Apr 21, 2009

    My PS2 is very picky when it comes to the games it plays. I just bought Guitar Hero Metallica and it won't read it. I turn on my system and it automatically goes to the screen where you select browser or system stuff

  • laughwithme_ May 01, 2009

    I have bought the new Metallica PS2 game and the PS2 won't read the disc. It will play the old scatched up games, but not the new one.

  • eantcorley May 03, 2009

    when ever i go to turn on my ps2 it goes start to browser and it can't read the disc

  • Young Freeze May 04, 2009

    When ever I insert the disc in to the console it does'nt do anything. Once I go to the browser menu, it shows "no data"

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    I need help on the guitar hero metallica because the disc wouldn't read and I'm trying to see why that is doing that before I return it to the store

  • Gamer77 May 11, 2010

    I Wanted To thank you guys For the tips. I work for a small game store in Urbana,Ohio. I work On PS2 systems more than any other. But I didn`t know about adjusting the laser eye. I just did that with my personal system and it worked like a charm!!! So again thanks for the Info my customers will be very apprecative and save me alot of time!!!

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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.

Posted on May 17, 2007

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  • Darel Nelson May 17, 2007

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

  • Darel Nelson May 17, 2007

    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.

  • Darel Nelson May 17, 2007

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

  • Darel Nelson May 17, 2007

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

  • Darel Nelson May 17, 2007

    try not to put any pressure on it.

  • Darel Nelson May 17, 2007

    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.

  • Darel Nelson May 17, 2007

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

  • Darel Nelson May 17, 2007

    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.

  • Darel Nelson May 17, 2007

    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.

  • Darel Nelson May 17, 2007

    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:

  • Darel Nelson May 17, 2007

    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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Hi clean lens then in browser set speed to fast and vidoe to smooth worked fine for me thanks thats if disks dont play or read error slim line

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How do u get the bottom of completely? the front wont come off

Posted on Jul 01, 2007

  • Chris Caraveo Jul 01, 2007

    the front of my ps2 wont come off from the bottom. helpp

  • Chris Caraveo Jul 01, 2007

    i followed this and my ps2 worked! no kidding around, idont do that when its this serious. it works.

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This can occur if the Playstation has been knocked or dropped. On the slim version if you remove the screws underneath and remove the top cover you may find the the small drive shaft has been dislodged from the motor. Push it back into place refit cover and screws. This fixed my PS2 with this fault.

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I really appreciated this tutorial! However, I noticed that everytime I checked the white gear between testing games that it seemed to have already reset to its original state, where I had marked it. Is it automatically resetting or am I imagining that?

Posted on Jun 05, 2007

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    Then you have a version 1 or 2 and that technique won't work for your system.

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I just got my ps2 not to long agoand now it wont read any discs. I just keep getting Disc Read Error now can i fix thing???

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I have used the same theory suggested on my PS2 slim which had difficulties in reading disc lately. I have found two adjusting screws under the laser len, one for cd and one for dvd. After a few tries adjusting clockwise and anit-clockwise, my slim ps2 back to life again! I will try to fix my old PS2 (which was my another dead ps2 (fat one)and had been stopped reading disc ages ago) may be it will turn back on life again. Thanks for your post. It is very likely of breaking your ps2 while trying to repair it yourself, but if it cant read disc, it just like another piece of rubbish consider the cost of getting someone to repair it is so high that you can in fact get a new one. If this method didn't work, my next option is get a new ps2 and forget about the dead one, or may be upgrade to a PS3 or xbox360. It definitely worths a try.

Posted on Oct 31, 2007

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    I have used the same method on my PS2 Slim, and it works! I found two adjusting screws underneath the laser len, one for cd and one for dvd. After a few tries, my ps2 comes back to life again. Thanks for your post, very helpful and save me a few hundreds bucks in buying a new one. I may give another go on my long dead old PS2 (fat version) and bring him back to life again, hahaha. Cool!

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Amazing tutorial madni, you are brilliant. I saw this all over the internet, but thanks for taking the time to actually post pictures, as they significantly help so much. I had trouble reading DVDs and CDs and they play flawless, as if I've just got the PS2 out of the box, and it loads significantly faster, its really amazing how that could be a problem. Anyway thank you so much for the solution! -Vlad

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I just followed these instructions for my fat ps2, which would not play Guitar Hero World tour (GH5), or any PS1 games...
The white adjustment disc was not in my PS2, so I cleaned the lens and dust from inside the tray thoroughly. My PS2 is fixed!!! It plays Guitar Hero and PS1 games. I was boggled since it played other PS2 games, but those who say fat PS2's cannot play Guitar Hero are wrong, mine does now.

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Hey buddy. I had the same prob. & almost went and traded my PS2 out + $40 for another PS2 system abut decided to try and fix it myself. After doing many searches and taking mine apart and right before giving up, I took a q-tip and some 91% isop. alcohol and wiped off the lens. Also before doing that, I used canned air and blew aout everything, it was filthy. I took out all the screws on the botttom, I don't have to larger PS2 (older one) but the slimmer one but still, same for removing the bottom screws. One of the rubber 'feet' have a screw under it, just one, which threw me off for a bit. All the other covers for the screws are hard plastic. Good luck. Whew!

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Same problem as above! Disc read error....

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Did you clean your cd? If not, perhaps it different cd than?

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If you ever shut your PS2 off from the back switch without puting it in hibernation first (holding the green button down for a couple seconds {it will turn red when hibernating} ) it will burn the laser out or somthing inside the circuit board. I had to find out that the hard way with my first PS2 (had no idea things hibernated, the PS1's didn't). I've tried all the advice for my 2nd to get it to read certain disks and none of it works (ajusted cogs, turned screws, had it cleaned and looked at by an electronics shop {he told me the laser was probably getting old and weak}). It still plays the same games as before and doesn't play some games. I've given sony $600 for their consoles so far and I don't think I will buy a PS3 or even PS4 now, let alone another PS2. Don't let them get away with more of your money, your better off with a Wii or X-box 360.

By the way I've owned a Nintendo, N64, Sega Genesis, PS1, Game Boy Advance & SP, X-Box, Game Cube, X-Box 360, and 2 Playstation 2's. The PS 2's are the only one's I've ever had serious trouble with, so I think their is something seriously wrong with that.

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I first of would try a cleaning disk, the only other thing I would do different is not to use compressed air or anything to blow the dust further in but use a vaccume cleaner to suck the dust out. If you still cant get it to play you probably need a new laser unit, adjusting the Pots or anything else on the laser is not advisable as they are factory preset with all focal lengths and also disassembling the laser is not a good idea either, althoug I guess if nothing else if it is dead, you arent going to hurt anything more. Good luck, but I think you probably will want a new DVD mech.

Posted on Jul 09, 2007

Dont try this solution.........i tried it for hours and it still didnt work..

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Great tutorial nice and clean. I was able to fix it pretty quick. Thanks for you help Darel!

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    Elmoemily - I did this tutorial and it worked great, maybe you are missing a part or one of your parts in malfunctioned, there could be many things wrong and I am not sure. Fixya have another feature called Live Chat where you can actually have a messenger conversation with one of the experts. I think you should try it I am sure one of them could help you.

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Great tutorial it was a bit hard but in the end I was able to clean it. I just hope it will never happen again

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Is there any specific disk your PS2 is not able to read or it does the same thing with all the disks. If you haven't tried it, try using a different disk and lets see what it says. Cheers

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The same thing happened to me. If you have a fat ps2  the only way to fix it is to get a slim ps2. If it is a slim ps2 then you might have something wrong with the lens. But the fat ps2s tend to not play a lot of games especially Guitar Hero World Tour.

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All i did was wipe the lens with pure alcohol and an ear bud and it works fine now.

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Amazing !!!
its unreal so to say. Thanks a ton !!

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Tonight I performed open heart surgery on my PS2.....
The problem in my case was that the laser unit was not sliding down the two rails correctly. In the picture showing the guts of the laser unit, locate the drive screw (horizontal at the top of the pic) and the white piece of plastic that rides on the screw, and is attached to the laser body. Examine the movement gently with your finger, rotate the drive screw and watch for any binding-mine would stop the laser unit at certain spots on the screw. The part of the white plastic that rides on the screw has two grooved tabs that ride in the grooves of the screw. In my case, the was an obvious noise when the disk began to spin after inserting the tray. I removed the two screws (the two closest to the yellow circle) and put the laser unit up so the white plastic no longer is riding on the screw. Clean any goo. Remove the one screw on the bottom of the white plastic that attached is to the laser unit. Gently bend (it took 4-5 gentle bends for me) so that the tabs will make better contact with the screw. Attached the white plastic back on the laser unit, and insert the two rods and install the two screws. Locate the part of the laser unit that rides on the bottom rod (in the pic, on the bottom locate the rod (horizontal) a small black screw, next to what looks like a red dot), you can adjust this screw to raise the laser unit, which effectively adds some more pressure to the white plastic and screw.
Combined with the suggestions in the picture article, and what I describe, the patient made a full recovery. I tested 3 disks to satisfaction before reassembling the case.
Hope this help some other people as well.

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You have to unplug all the cables also put it on a flat surface. Then use a flat blade screw driver to pull off the rubber feet. Then unscrew the screws and then pull the top half from the bottom half. Then use a cotton swab to clean the lazer swab it very carefully. (you can also clean the rest of it to help fix the problem)(i use to have the same problem but when i cleaned it it fixed it. I hope th was ishelpful.

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Pushing the disc down a little harder till it snapped in around center protrution of the unit did it . When I first installed the disc it looked like it shouldve went down farther but I pushed and it didnt seem to go anywhere and I didnt want to push to hard,wasnt sure how fragile this unit is . When in doubt PUSH HARDER!!! Thanks anyway.

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I had the same problem....guitar hero wouldn't play....wouldn't read disk....unplugged it, cleaned the laser with a q-tip and windex cleaner and it now works.

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I first of all tried Darel`s solution, it did indeed need a cleaning, however, the alcohol on the q-tip was what ulyimately fixed the PS2. Thanks for all the help.
Darel, great job, way to make that really easy.

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I just got the guitar hero world tour and rockband and either of them will work it says can't read disc WHY?

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Dont get an xbox 360 ive had 3 now and all of them has been sent back over 4 times each they over haet after about 5 hours and you need a new fan about 1 or 2 times a year

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Where is the laser located i just took the top off my ps2 and i am not sure if i have to remove anymore

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

I tried what darel suggested, but there are also clips so I can't open it

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Im having the same prolem on my ps2 slim disk read error need help on how to adjust

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

My ps2 eye is not working.i tried to clean it.it dont work.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

Thanks for the wonderul help you made my christmas. My kids thank you. My ps2 is a little different, I removed the screws carefully removed the bottom cover there is a ribbon in the side of the bottom of the component side be careful not to pull this apart the ps2 will not work if you do the other steps explained the ps2 will work, if your laser eye is working be sure to clean the control arm will a Q tip. Thanks again

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

Ok for anyone trying this guide the first thing i should mention is you are playing around with a lot of voltage so be very careful.
secondly if the laser has slipped it will not have moved far if it does not work within 4 clicks each way your laser is pretty much screwed plus there are several different models and some adjust in more directions this is a great fix for this problem with old ps2
but if it dont work within those 4 clicks give it up your laser is dead or dying

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

Had some problems with the covers at first but after i figured out my ps2 was a little different and found two screws by the controller ports holding the cover on everything worked out fine thanks a lot. time for madden 08 hahahaha

Posted on Aug 15, 2007

Put windex on it . It works I told my dad that it would not work and what do you know , it works so try it ; it works in a weird way. From: goalie

Posted on Aug 02, 2007

First; thank you for the step by step description that you have done here. For me it did not work though. It did help me eliminate the lazer as an issue though. Second; what some might be seeing, as I did, is that the slide the lazer is on was gunking up. Just took a q-tip and redistributed the material and it worked just fine once again. Third; my lazer was actually too close. Just something to keep in mind.

Posted on Jun 30, 2007

Thanks for the tutorial! It worked perfectly for me. My PS2 wasn't reading anything and it wasnt even drty when I opened it up, but after playing around with the white gear I was able to adjust it. It even loads faster than ever before. Not only is it now fixed, It seems improved.

Posted on Jun 09, 2007

Thanx for helping me fix my PS2 it was sitting in my room as a decoration item and this tutorial help me fix it at last, I hope it will last. But now I know how to fix it every time the lens will get dirty.

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Now its not a sure way,but it could work.Being that the ps3 is a computer system like the xbox 360.I suggest the towell trick.This is where u wrap 2-3 towels around ur system thus causing it to over heat,shutdown and reboot.After system has reboted it self and shutdown.YOU unplug and cool it with a fan.If done right system will rebot like a home p.c would

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It sounds like your laser needs cleaned try giving it a clean with a dry non abrasive cloth hopfully its a little dust on the lense hope this helps

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Rinse the top and bottom with water then dry it with a cloth.

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    it really work's

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Flip the game console right side up like a tower and presto it works

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