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Ps2 will play black disc but not the silver disc any suggestions.

Not I hafve cleaned the laser and repaired and cleaned all disc prior to posting and still get the same result.

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This means to say that you have an original PS2 which has not been modified yet to be able to read discs that are copied/ripped or burned from a writer.

You may want to bring it to a service center to have it modified. It is just like the Regional settings for DVD wherein it won't play it for all countries since there are restrictions

Also works like a copyright, one quick fix is to buy a "Shark" to hack the system and be able to paly all the disc.

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