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PS2 slim .serial number starting with No7 or less

I have just purchased online Guitar Hero World Tour and have just read numerous comments on the web that PS2's older than six months or with a serial number of 7 or less will not play this game as it is dual layered.As my PS2 falls into this category can you please enlighten me, so if indeed this is the case I can cancel my order.Many Thanks R.F.Bourne

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That would be terrible, producing a video game that's not compatible with all models of a console. This is apparently not true, as all PS2s are designed to real dual-layer discs. Remember that many DVD movies are dual-layer, in fact. I think what's happening here is older PS2s are starting to become a little pickier and this dual-layer discs is proving an issue, not because of the game, but because the system is old and needs to be serviced. Here is the official explanation for your issue from the developer.

This may be caused by a faulty game disc, or problems with the PlayStation 2.

  • Check the disc for abrasions, scratches, and dust.
  • Ensure the PlayStation 2 is in a cool, well ventilated place.
  • Try the game on another PlayStation 2.
  • If necessary, take the game back to the point of purchase and exchange it for another disc.
  • If none of the above resolves the issue then this may indicate a problem with your Playstation 2 and you will need to contact Playstation Consumer/Technical support at (1-800-345-SONY).


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