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Advanced PS2 disc read error

Hello. My PS2 seems to be at its end of days as far as reading discs goes. I've tried cleaning the lens and adjusting the angle of it, but it's still having problems. On a good day it will read the disc and the game will start, but after playing for about 5 minutes and it will freeze up. The controls still work, but the picture is frozen. I'm just wondering if I need a new lens, if getting a new lens is even worth it, or if there's a problem elsewhere in the system. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks! Emily

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Re: Advanced PS2 disc read error

It would be probably cheaper to buy a second hand unit off your local paper as ps2 is old and there is plenty of people selling theses units to get ps3 etc. A call to your local computer gaming shop might turn up a cheap unit. As the replacement price would be more

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If it's the original, fat PS2 go here:

If it's the newer, slimmer PS2.
To clean the laser lens, do the following:
Dip a Q-tip in rubbing alcohol (not dripping) gently place the q-tip on to the lens and gently twirl the q-tip.
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Disc read errors are mainly due to weak or dirty lens you should try cleaning lens first.
When your PS2 lens is covered by dust it wont allow laser to read disc so its better to clean your PS2 lens first,if problem still exists then your PS2 lens is weak and you will have to take it to Sony repairer for service.I recommend all of PS2 owners to keep their PS2 at dust free environment.

Watch this video it will help you to learn how to clean your PS2,its easy you can do it at home.
Wish you good luck and hope cleaning lens will solve your problem. Thank you!

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Try to place your PS2 at clean place and clean your PS2 regularly.

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try a cleaning disc, if that does not work, the dvd mech is defective, try using some canned air to blow out debris from the worm gear assembly

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Usually it's not an issue of cleaning the lens, but rather having the laser adjusted. It's not something that's particularly easy to do correctly. You'd be better off paying a professional to repair it for you, but there are tutorials for adjusting your laser online. Good luck!

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Check your disk for scratches fingerprints ect,,
if thats all good step two
try useing a lens cleaner

****(( tip and trick for scratched disks ))****
a crayon rubbed on the disk then wiped off with a lint free cloth
no t-shirts dish towels that will just add more scratches
remember start at the center wipeing out to the edge.

if none of that works you may have a lens problem

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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.

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