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Are there any visible scratches on the black discs? If so i would recommend getting them resurfaced at your local game store. If there is no damage to the disk then it is more likely than not down to the PS2 laser, as they get older they struggle to read more and more until they will only read perfect white disks or nothing at all. Give the laser a good clean with some solvent, being careful not to scratch it.
When your PS2 starts to have problems reading silver backed discs you could be experiencing one of 2 different problems:
Your laser or disc is dirty (clean off your disc with a soft cotton cloth, and clean the laser in your PS2 with a cd drive cleaning cd)
The laser in your PS2 is going, you will need to take it into a shop to have it repaired, replace the laser or disc drive yourself (this will void the warranty if you have one) or get a new or different PS2.
Okay, are you using the original PS2? If you are then it more then likely is the age of the console. The original PS2 console actually can't play some of the games that were made after the PS2 slim was released. If your using the slim than the only thing i can advise is to try using a laser lens cleaner disc and see if that helps :)
sounds like your laser is failing. You can find tutorials on how to adjust, clean or replace your laser. Do a google search for " ps2 disc read error " it will give you a choice of plenty of tutorials to follow. Good luck
If you're using the original PS2 model, use a laser lens cleaning disc.
If you're using the slimline PS2 model, get a cotton swab and some non abrasive alcohol, isopropyl alcohol works particularly well as it's completely safe for electronic devices such as these, and dries quickly.
If after cleaning your games will still not play, your laser may need replacement. If you are not comfortable with replacing the laser yourself, charge someone to do it for you, or replace the system entirely.
The Blue back disc is CD format. The DVD laser circuit is giving you trouble. You can adjust the DVD pot some on the back of the Laser. Turn it about 3 degrees clockwise. Then put it the laser back in. Test the PS2 with no cover on, and use the white round disc from the laser drive cover to clamp a disc onto the spindle. Test DVD and PS2 Games that do not have Blue back.
This is a common problem with the PS2 - the laser head is out of alignment.
This is not a problem that a novice should try to fix. In most cases I your best solution is to take the PS2 to a local repair shop - many TV repair shops also repair PS2's, and this is a very common problem that they will be aware of and familiar with.
The upside of taking it to the repair shop is that they will give a limited warranty on the repair so that if the problem pops up again (that happens often too) you can take it back and have them fix it again for free. The downside is that many shops charge you more to repair this than it would cost to purchase a used and working unit on EBay...
If you feel confident in your ability to do the repair yourself, please consult this website for step by step instructions:
The instructions on this site are excellent - I have used this tutorial myself to correct this problem on PS2's. One small point that I want to add - you will be adjusting the height of a laser. Do NOT look into the laser with it turned on! Be sure to place the laser cover back in its slot prior to turning the unit on to test it.
Is this a new problem or has your PS2 always had this issue?
You cannot adjust the laser at all and are likely to damage it if you try, you can however clean the laser lens with a CD/DVD cleaning disk and you'd be surprised how often this resolves disk read issues.
Some of these units did have a production fault that prevented them from reading DVD's, if your PS2 has had this fault since new and/or is under 12 months old you could probably have had it repaired/replaced by Sony but by opening it you will have invalidated you're warranty.