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Slim ps2 1 of our older games loads in the beginning but then quits, a game we just recently bought gives disc read error, we tried them in my daughters, the first one plays but freezes in mine, the 2nd one gives disc read error in hers to. The fan works, the game spins, and we cleaned the lens. Any suggestions.

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Disc not scratched? laser maybe dying! how did you clean the laser?

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I think I got an email or phone call from  you about repairing this slim for you.  I have ordered a power switch, and have lasers on hand. The cost for Repair and return shipping if I change the laser, and the reset/power button card, will be $39..  Contact me at


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