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Help!! Whenever I put in disk and press reset, ps2 doesn't read the games. Instead it goes to memory card editing thing. When I open the disk holder, the cd is not spinning. I don't know why and never encountered this kind of problem before. Plz help me.

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The problem is the laser lense is dusty it 's tricky with a modchip or the new version

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Re: Help!!

Hello , hightrike, You are experiencing what I believe is the dreaded Disc Read Error. This can be solved by opening the unit and thoroughly cleaning the inside from hair, Dust, lent. Clean the laser with a q-tip lightly soaked with Rubbing alcohol. Cloe it up and try it. Chance are you fixed it. if your problem is more severe, please check out Regard and best wishes, Greg at the Playstation Clinic

Posted on Sep 12, 2007

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Hey man... I hd d same prob wen i bought d ps2 but it was at an earleir stage...wen i went to repair it, it was found dat der is an internal problem wid d wire of the cd player inside d ps2...actually smtmes it does happen dat but it can b easily fixd in a couple of min,.,.....U bettr go to d sony stores as ur console wil hv to b opened up to fix d prob....

Posted on Sep 11, 2007

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Your lens are dirty you have to clean it with cotton budds with oil

Posted on Sep 10, 2007

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