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Wont play dvd or silver ps2 disc's

Hi I recently changed the laser on my ps2 since doing this it will only
play ps1 and ps2 blue disc's, where do i go from here.

thanks

Les

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All I can say is you installed the wrong laser on your PlayStation 2. There are newer lasers and you need to make sure you have the newer one.

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