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My Ps2 isnt reading disks!

Whenever i put in a Ps2 game and it reads it, it always says "DISK READ ERROR" I tryed it with all different games and it still says the same.

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  • Emily213 Aug 18, 2007

    oooo thank you so much mr-magoo!
    it sorta worked.
    when i put it in, it loaded it, but after it says "play station 2" it just freezes, just a blank screen!
    do you kno whats happening with it?

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2008

    Put something on the ps2 then it starts workink

  • deecee10 Mar 22, 2008

    says no data and won't read disks

  • ps2wiz Mar 28, 2008

    i'll put a game in and it will go to browser or system con. if i go to browser it says no data and wont resd disk

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    Same problem for me however it will play a dvd just won't read my ps2 games.

  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2008

    my ps2 doesnt read dvds cds or anythin but when i do get it to work the game glitches unbeleivably

  • psycho1 Dec 10, 2008

    My Ps2 is not reading disks and everytime i put a new disc in the console it says that it says no data but, it does read my memory card.

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    my ps2 wont read any game just gives me an error

  • CSEXtreme Dec 12, 2008

    I just got the remix version of Midnight Club 3 (Greatest Hits) the disk was clean no dust no scrackes and it says DISK READ ERROR I had Gran Turismo 4 and it had this same problem but it works on a new PS3 but I have not tried Midnight club The back of the disk is silver I have had this PS2 for about 2 or more years and I have not tried it on another PS2 Someone please help

  • morris Dec 12, 2008

    whenever i put in a Ps2 game and it reads it, it always says "DISK READ ERROR"
    I tryed it with all different games and it still says the same.

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    it freezes when i put games in and it works like 5 seconds amd then it says disc read error

  • tkkkdaniels4 Dec 21, 2008

    My playstsation 2 disc r spinning very fast, when that happens it freeze up on me.

  • Sake Like the drink Dec 29, 2008

    ummm i got Guitar Hero World tour and now the disk wont read but my other Guitar Hero III works.
    It says it can b read and makes a clicking noise how do i fix it PLZ PLZ help


  • rikorocks2 Jan 01, 2009

    i dont know were the holes are!!!!!

  • whitfox19 Jan 02, 2009

    I tried using the tape suggestion but it didn't work for me .I am still getting the Disk Read Error

  • joelr106 Jan 02, 2009

    my sony entertainment screen comes up then it goes to a configuration screen instead of the game used to happen once in a while now everytime

  • Billchinn Jan 12, 2009

    my ps2 slim loads some games and not my other games always reads the disc could not be read how do i fix this problem i tried all of the games and only 3 worked

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Hi Emily, this is the ABSOLUTE fix to that problem. Put 1 piece of tape (2 pieces total) on each side of the hole thats in the center. The 2 pieces of tape should be parallel to each other and as close to the hole without touching it. Use regular clear "invisible" tape. If it does not work with just 1 piece, add another piece of tape directly on top of the other pieces to make it thicker. OR just use the sticky part of a post-it which is a little thicker than regular tape. I tried this the 1st time, & have not had any further problems for 6 years!

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    This is what is should look like.

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How can i play ps1 games on my ps2

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Try a head clean disk (a CD with tiny brushes on the surface). if that does not restore your disk reading capabilities it is possible you have a burned out CD laser. you should be able to get this replaced,

Posted on Aug 17, 2007

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    Gareth Cockram Aug 24, 2007

    ahhh I see, it's not a read head problem it's a problem with the spindle not being able to grip the disk properly, the tape provides a better grip on the disk.......Nice solution Mr Magoo :)

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We used this tape thing and it worked the first time,,,,,hooray,,,,a happy child......

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Oh dear or dear this old chesnut seems to be a regular issue with Ps2's. I've worked on these for years and the lasers rarely burn out but the frequency does drop quite often leaving a Ps2 that can't read discs.
The usual way to properly fix this bar replacing the laser unit is to adjust the DVD pot underneath the laser 1 eigth of a turn clockwise raising the frequency of the laser thus rendering discs readable once more. There are guides on the net for this. Only to be tried by those confident enough to open their Ps2 and use a proper plastic pot tool as most screwdrivers will mess the head of the pot up unless your extremely careful

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Go fuck yourself

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    Well chronic masturbation didn't work, maybe I need a pic of your face a**hole

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