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Slim ps2 says "unable to read disc"

Yesterday I deinstalled a hack chip from my slim PS2(latest models 90xxxxx). The console used to read discs with ease but now whenever I put in a DVD movie it says "unable to read disc" (I dont own any original ps2 games yet). Is it possible that I've done something bad on the mobo? I haven't done any soldering, I've just cut off the wires that connected the chip to the individual components...

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You might need a new DVD drive too. Sounds like you need expert help, i had sent my PS3 to videogame911.com after i attempted to work on it my self and they repair everything, even saved my data. Got it back within the week and at a very reasonable price. Hope this helps you.

Posted on May 03, 2013

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SOURCE: PS2 slim console playing Movie DVD but not PS2 discs

try cleaning the disks

Posted on Oct 10, 2007

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SOURCE: ps2 slim

you can not play a pirated cd because of different region you need the assistance of a technician by modifying this, probably the change of the lens is the correct answer

Posted on Dec 02, 2007

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SOURCE: disc error on games only

The old PS2 had lazer calibration issues, which could differentley affect the discs.

How to tune
http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars
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Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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SOURCE: PS2 slim- Disc not spinning

definately the laser has died.

Give us a shout if you need any help.

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Posted on May 24, 2009

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SOURCE: PS2 Slim wont read disc, just continues so say reading disc...

its the lazer or disc

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