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Won't read disc in hard drive

My ps2 won't read the disc in the hard drive. It says on screen that there is a disc in the drive but every time I click on it, it kicks my back to the main screen that displays my memory card and the disc. Do you think I need to get the drive cleaned? thanks

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Re: Won't read disc in hard drive

Yes you do need to get the drive cleaned you can get a laser disk that cleans it from either game or playstation or maybe online they usually work

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