Question about Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Ive got a playstation 2 slimline console, every PS2 game an error would state that unable to read disc or that I need to insert a Playstation Station 2 game (which I already did of course). So I tried to play a CD or a DVD and it works perfectly fine. Please let me know how I can fix this and if you are able to let me know the reason for it not working properly. I am also not sure if changing anything on the version of the browser or changing the system configuration may cause this to not work properly. Thanks for your assistance, Eloise

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It is probably because you need to clean the lens or have it adjusted. Hopefully it just needs a cleaning. Just be careful because when you open a slim there is a connection that if you pull it wrong or too hard, you can snap the connection and ruin your playstation. If you can open it, then I suggest that you get a qutip dab a bit of rubbing alcohol on it and clean the lens. connie

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