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Disk read errors

My son has a playststion 2 that will only play psone disk and blue ps2 disk.If he tries to play a dvd or silver playstation 2 disk he gets a disk read error.We changed the laser with one we had and it still does the same thing.

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Re: disk read errors

I have the same model, What could be going wrong is your Power Callibration for the Laser might be off (Look on Youtube for Repairs on how to fix this) The site is : Search "PS2 Repairs" :)

Posted on Jul 31, 2007

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