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PS2 will not play any games

I hope you don't mind, but I was wondering if you could shed some light onto why my PS2 suddenly stopped playing games. Games simply do not load, and when I try to access them through the Browser menu, I receive a constant "Reading disc..." message at the bottom of the screen. There is a loud ticking sound coming from the PS2, like the lens is attempting to move but not (??) or something like that.. games appear to be spinning, but not at a fast rate. The Diagnosis feature does not help either. This all happened overnight, which is the strange part. This is an SPCH-70012 model. The Serial Number is FS7423957. The Barcode Number is PK274239571. I'd appreciate any insight you had. Thanks for your time!

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  • Poopie Nov 02, 2007

    Won't play DVD's, games, BUT will play cd's. Diagnosis does not work

  • brybry1221 Jan 04, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • madden 2008 Jan 05, 2008

    i have tried cleaning the lens. blowing out the system. cleaning the disk.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    this thing sounds like clicking coming from inside the ps2. and says reading disc but me and my friend think it is from droping it earlier.




    1. try to look inside the playstation to see if ining thing fell out

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    yes

  • emilydawn24 Apr 25, 2008

    mine does that too.except the reading disc will be there for like 2 seconds and go away and i dont think the cd is moving at all

  • divantae Jun 23, 2008

    loud ticking noise and will not read disc

  • miah-94 Jul 21, 2008

    when i start the game by turning the plug on and there is no disk in it the consoles playes fine but when i put the game in i hear a load tiking coming from the console and the weared thing is that it happened over night so could anybody help me please thanks....

  • insaneClownP Oct 29, 2008

    i have the same prob

    but i no wat tht ticking sound is it's the lazer peace moveing up and down

    but it woont play movies or ps2 games only some ps1 and audio cd'd

    but wen u try to play a ps2 or movie the cd spins like 90 degres and stops then reapets

    but it might have somting to do with the battery in between the big green thing wen its open

    tht my theory

    its a watch battery i no ther is 1 cuz iv seen it

    so im gunna get a new battery to see if tht was the problum

    and i will tell u guys if thts the prob

  • Anonymous Oct 30, 2008

    ghdgfhd


  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    my play station will turn on power up but the games will not turn i opened the front cover but the game was not turning but mine is the slim model

  • jherendeen_1 Jan 21, 2009

    will play ps1 games but not ps2

  • tanmc82 Jan 27, 2009

    I have the same problem with my slim ps2.3 games will load but I just bought the guitar hero world tour and it will not load the game, it keeps spinning but nothing happens.

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The main issue is there is a problem with the laser. You may be able to run Sony PS1 discs or Music CD's but DVD's are normally what quit working first. If you are inclined to open the system and it is out of warrenty you can do so. BE VERY CAREFUL There is a ribon cable that goes to the power button. Also there is most likely a LOT of dust in the system. and clean the lens of the drive. If this does not work, you'll have to replacement with new laser. laser type: khm-430b or pvr-802 of the same type. Hope this helps..

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Ok so like, everyone above me has said the solution: replace the laser. But here it is, do not, I repeat, DO NOT put scratched discs into the drive. The laser will knock itself out of whack trying to read them, and you'll end up with the same problem. Trust me, I had to replace mine twice...

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I tried this also. i cleaned the laser relentlessly for hours and it finally started to work. now it only reads cd or ps1 games, but not ps2 games. also i tried standing it up, and it worked after repeated attempts. but it stopped reading dvds agains, so i decided to change the laser eye finally after all that. the magnet is overpowering the motor and it wont spin fast enough to read dvd disc which is formatted different or heavier than a cd rom disc. the power to laser controls the speed to the motor which also controls the power to that little electromagnet built in next to the laser. not a good place to put it!!! just a bad design i think. it works for awhile but eventually the strain burns out or damages the laser eye. remember we are talking about something so sensitive to the slightest volt change in order to operate. and its a moving part too which make it even harder for it.

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Possible laser failure sony claims only sony can fix them but you may find somebody who does it as a hobby

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My play station is running but no picture please help.

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As said above the laser may be gone?
but you could contact sony tell them and get it replaced.
only if back as not been opened or tampered with in any way ,
as this will void the replacement .
contact sony .

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Posted on Nov 02, 2007

My ps2 wont play ps2 games but it will play if i put a music cd

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I had the same problem with my son's PS2, I first used compressed air to blow out dust with no result. I then cleaned the laser lens with a wetted cotten swab and dried it with the other end. It's been working ever since. Saved me the cost of the much asked for XBOX 360.

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