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Cant play games or cd's or dvd's

I've already cleaned my Ps2 and the lense but when I try to play ps1 games or music or dvd's it comes up as 'no data' or 'dic read error'. Please help.

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Re: cant play games or cd's or dvd's

Sounds as though the drive may be failing. If the unit spins and whirs a lot when loading disks, it will most likely need replacing

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