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It doesn't play games for ps2 just play the old games ps1

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    my ps2 will only play the black ps1 games and wont play dvds either, but will play audio cds

  • WishMaster Mar 30, 2008

    my ps2 will only play the black ps1 games and wont play dvds either, but will play audio cds have clean and adjusted the laser with no luck. Looked for a way to cut up laser voltage but couldnt find one. Modle numer is SCPH-50001/N.

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My ps2 will only play the black ps1 games and wont play dvds either, but will play audio cds

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If u are trying to play old ps2 games the sumtimes have trouble reading them wot u could try is cleaning the games and the lazer inside the ps2 with a cleaning disk the should sort it out

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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SOURCE: ps1 games

Are you receiving a disc read error? Or do they simply not load?

In either case, you will want to make sure that your laser is clean. This will require opening the console.

Just google playstation 2 repair and look for free walkthroughs...they are everywhere.

I would boil the problem down to 3 possibilites....

1. Alignment

2. Adjustment of the cd side of your laser potentiometer

3. A simple cleaning of your laser

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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I have trash picked 2 of them and fixed this same problem. Just be prepared to spend some time and be patient. Clean the lens with glass cleaner. Under the lazer is a white gear it turn it two clicks clockwise and try a ps2 game. If it does not work turn it another 2 clicks. 4 clicks seems to be the magic number, after 4 clicks go only one click at a time until the game loads.This has worked numerous time for me. just keep track of how many clicks you do in case you want to bring it back to the original setting for some pointless reason. Good luck.

Posted on Feb 17, 2010

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Mine has the same thing when i play mw2 it lags me out all the time and i get errors saying that ive been logged out of psn and my game freezes right in the middle of the game so i think sony should fix it

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

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