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PS2 Makes Sounds and Keeps Pausing Games

Hey Our playstation keeps freezing and then while its frozen it makes this sound like the disc inside is spinning around super fast(not sure if thats it or something else) . but once it unfreezes in continues to play just fine till 2 minutes later its frozen again. sometimes we eject the disc and put it back in just to unfreeze it. PLease help

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Re: PS2 Makes Sounds and Keeps Pausing Games

Hi Ebridges2,


The Game your playing is probably a Blue colored media.  That is ones that spin so fast.  You console has become dusty and loaded with lint probably.  You can open the case and clean up the insides. Also while your in there, remove the ocver and polish up the lasers lens.  This will probably get you back in business. If you do nto have success, contact me at Repairtech@   I run The Playstation Clinic at  If you have a Slim Model it will cost more than the big model to repair.  The slim model is $41 full refurbish including return shipping inside the USA.  The big Fat PS2 Versions are $36 including return shipping.

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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