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Playstation 2 Hi all, im hoping somebody can help me with a couple of problems, my sons have 2 ps2's, the first one, when its switched on and the draw opens, it retracts back inside, then opens again and will not stay shut, the other ps2, it will play some games and not others, is this a common fault and is there a cure, thanks in advance for all halp recieved.

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On 1 of your ps2;s it seems like the laser is unlined but on the other one i think you just need to clean the laser very gently with a cotton bud and some white spirits.AL IN BHAM

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