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PS2 Console My son's ps2, when trying to play games, has a hit and miss tendancy of actually reading the disc. Most times the browswer only show the memory card option, as oppose to both the card and disc options. Any suggestions?

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This is due to a bad/ dirty laser.  There are a couple of option.  If you want to open it up you can clean the laser with 99% alcohol.  This works some of the time.  I do repair them myself.  My rate is $20 plus parts.  If I can not fix, I will mail it back at my cost.


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