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Playstation 2 will recognize disc but wont play

I put the game in and everything happens as itshould but the game dont load the words playstation 2 never appear and after a few seconds it sends me to the brower screen where it ha the memory cards and the game recognized ...it will will read the disc but it will not load or play... i have cleaned the laser lens off and tried the laser in different heights but nothin works...has the laser gone completely bad? or can i fix this without replacing the laser?

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  • Christopher Tucker
    Christopher Tucker May 11, 2010

    Depending on which version of the PS3 you have, you may or may not be able to play PS2 games on it. You would need to check for game compatibility, and get the latest firmware updates. Or so I understand.

    I wouldn't assume the laser is shot just because of one game. Is it specific to that disc? Will it play anything else, or does it do that for all your games and DVDs? I have one game that happens on, but everything else works. I've also cleaned the lens, which allowed me to use a purple disc I recently bought (I have the original fat PS2).


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Hi there,

Yes more than likely your lens has gone.

if you buy a PS3 you can still play your PS2 games on there :)

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