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My PS2 will not play my games

It worked fine for a long time, but then all of a sudden, it reads my memory cards, but the game disks won't even spin. Please help!!!!

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Hi Willhayes79, Test to see if the PS2 will read any Discs it is supposed to read. Try CD, CDR, PS1, PS2 Blue, PS2 silver, DVD. It might read something. To repair open the case, and clean everything in sight. Dust is your enemy. ?When you get to the lens, Use a Q-tip lightly damped with Rubbing Alcohol to swab the lens clean. Then dry it. You may have to completely disassemble the PS2 all the way to get all the dust. I believe Dust is shorting out your disc drive spindle. If your not comfortable with fully disassembling you playstation, Then go to WWW.playstationclinic.com and they may do a Cleaning and Tuning for $20 plus shipping.

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