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Read disc error

I have a PS2, just 2 yrs old. If I put a play station 2 game in, it reads not reading disc, error. If I put a PS1 game in, it works fine. I have unplugged all connections and cleaned them out and plugged them back in. Still will not read ANY PS2 games. Please help!

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  • Anonymous Aug 30, 2008

    My playstation 2 wont play any games, it goes to the browse screen but just sits there saying .... reading disc but it never works no matter how long it sits there it will say that the whole time and i cant find out wats wrong with it

  • kathleen-l Aug 31, 2008

    Hi my son has a playsation 2 kind of old but it only reads some games it will not read brand new games thats for sure do you have any answer on haow i could make it work

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I had the same problem with mine it's just that you playstaion is broke you need to have a new one i know why don't you ask for one like i did thing about it somthing good comes out of it you get to have a new playstaion

Posted on Aug 25, 2007

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