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Disk Read error

My PS2 slimline reads disk read error, i've replaced the laser, and the disk spins, i'mn thinking the ribbon maybe??

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Re order the optical carrier ribbon, form the net and also make sure the optical laser is the right class, amp. Volt and resistance as the normal one. If you put in a different 'class' laser the device could be more damaged... hopefully not. Now your warranty is out the window as you have opened the box yourself. Firstly the easier thing is to buy a whole new blue ray device, it should be a Sony, (no surprise) just quote the serial number and device name on the web or on the phone and volla! Install the device and everything should be working. Good luck.

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