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Playstation 2 slim repair

My game always say's disc read errors. How can i fix it?.

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  • fifastreet Nov 05, 2007

    well my ps2 system is only says


  • ceejays Nov 19, 2007

    My slimline PS2 give a read error on some games but not all. The games all play on another PS2.I have cleaned the lens but still the same.

    Any help would be appreciated.


  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2007

    my laser does not work any more ive tried beating on it

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2007

    disk read error

  • thems Dec 22, 2007

    my playstation makes a ticking sound when i put a game in it and the only game i have that works for it is pro ev 6 no other game will work not even new ones

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    my ps2 says please insert a playstation or playstation 2 format disc

    can anyone help

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    I was playing my ps2 (slim) connected to a UPS when the lights went, for some unknown reasons the UPS went with it. When the lights came back on, I turn on my ps2 to find the disc not spinning at all after a while the disc began to spin but it always displays "The disc could not be read". None of my games is working. Please help.

  • hari_shaq Aug 08, 2008

    i have ps2 slimline scph 70004 when i put games in it ,it shows that disk coudn't be read , what do i do?????

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    My ps2 slim never reads any of my games. I've tried every game! What do I do?

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    ps2 wont read disc

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    I have a perfect disk and it reads it but then goes in to the memeory cards but when you click on the disk and it goes in the game like it is reading it , but then goes back to memory card screen.

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    wont read discs



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There are a couple of things that you can try. The main issue is there is a problem with the laser, try to clean the lens of the drive.  If this does not work, then you laser is bad.  You'll have replacement with new laser.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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My playstation discs do not spin anymore and all i get on the screen is no data found message

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This may be a laser problem or due to too much dust just open the console and use a blower to clean it

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It needs to be format, modified and verified. Try to bring it to a PS2 repair shop or the man.

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Well, ive tried every trick in the book, so i just resorted to banging on it.

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Well,the best way is, give ur console for repair to the shop or clean ur lens.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012

just open ur ps2 system!!
and clean the laser!!
I did that and it really!!worked!!!

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

You could try adjusting the level of the lens.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

Well my ps2 stoped working it says that it cant read the disc and after i put my mp3 on the usb thing it stpoed working 3 days later pr weeks idk

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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I accidently spilt a little wter on my ps2 and now it says disc error and no data what do i do

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Me and my buddy had the same problem and with fixed for good using an air compressor with 150 PSI. After couple of minutes of blowing, no more dust is visible nor is the len.

Try it with care since air pressure can ben armful for your vision!

Posted on Nov 12, 2007

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 see if the cd is NTCS/UC,NTSC/J or PAL and see what is your ps2 designation see at the back you will see if it is NTSC/UC.

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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Disc Read Error generally means that the game disk cannot be read by your console.

Reasons for Disc Read Error
1. Disk surface scratched or smudged.
2. Disk surface dirty.
3. Lens surface dirty.

Here is what you can try doing.

1. Check the game disc for any scratches or smudges on the surface of the game disc, try to clean them off by using a non-abrasive cotton cloth.

2. If the PS2 console is lying down, please set the console to on its side or if it's on its side set it to flat position, restart the console and then try game again. Always ensure the PlayStation 2 is in a cool, well ventilated place.

3. Remove and reinsert the Memory card of your PS2, restart the console then try running the game again.

Other troubleshooting that you can try.

Change the Disc speed of the PS2 DVD and then try again.

Start the PS2 with no disc in a drive. Press the "triangle" button on the controller.
Use the up and down buttons on the controller to select "Playstation Driver” and press the "triangle" button on the controller.
Select Disc speed. If it is set to "Fast," select "Standard"; if it is set to "Standard", select "Fast" and press the "X" button on the controller. Press the "O" button on the controller. Insert the game disc and restart the PS2. Try running the game again.

Turn the Diagnosis On for PlayStation2 to auto detect the best settings.

From the Browser and System Configuration menu. Press the triangle button to select Version. Highlight the Console from the list and press the triangle button - this accesses the next menu option. The Diagnosis will be highlighted. Press the X button to access the options available. Highlight "ON" and press the X button to affect the change. Restart the console and try the game again.

If the above steps does do not solve the error then you would probably have to replace the disc.

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