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The ps2 has trouble spinning and reading disc.

The ps2 will play discs sometimes, but has trouble playing them a lot as well. even if the disc plays initially, usually the ps2 will quit spinning it within 10 minutes

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It means your playnstation lenses have a problem

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My PS2 will play only some DVD movies fine. It does the same with PS2 games. Seems like they have removed something that the older, larger PS2s had that allowed them to read DVDs more deeply and play...


Hi there Mike,

The only possible reason for your problem, since your slimline ps2 is STILL reading them (but just a little slow sometimes), is because the lens could hardly read your discs due to dust build up. Try cleaning it using a disc cleaner and letting it spin for like 30 seconds. If this does not fix the issue, then you may have to MANUALLY clean the lens. Open the cover and once you see the lens, get a clean swab or qtip and damp it in an alcohol and gently wipe the lens in a circular manner. Then let it dry and try to play those discs again.

Please let me know how this goes. Thank you for using FixYa.

Oct 25, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Won't play ps2 games


take the Ps2 gaming console to nearest Sony service center the problem is with lens it sometimes run quiet well but sometimes got hang you can do one little thing & try it take any of the Ps2 games which are getting freeze while playing take Colgate toothpaste the regular one take a little bit of it & apply on the game disc rub it on the disc & then clean & wipe out with a clean smooth cloth & clean properly after cleaning the disc will look good neat in condition but please make sure no particle is left after cleaning & now play the disc on Ps2 & see if it still get freeze then their is a problem with console better check it at nearest Sony service center for trouble free working

Jun 29, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Playstation 2 won't play DVDs


if it's a fat PS2 and
model SCPH 30001, SCPH 35001
(not including the models with an 'R' after the model #.

these models need the following to play DVDs:
- PS2 DVD remote with IR unit
- PS2 DVD disc player (sold with DVD remote w/ IR unit)
- PS2 memory card

you copied the DVD disc to the memory card. you used the memory card to play DVDs.

later models didn't need the memory card to play DVDs.

hope this helps :D

Jul 16, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I have tried 5 differnt copies of Champions of Norrath


A Ps2 Will Only Play Ps One Games That Is All It Will Play It Also Play Mp3 Disc's And Dvd's The Xbox 360 Play Xbox Games, The Nintendo Wii Play's Nintendo 64 Games, The Ps3 Play's Ps One Games And Ps2 Games and The Nintendo Ds Plays Gameboy Games

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Disc won't spin so I can't play the game/DVD/CD


replace the motor. The motor has burned out causing the disc not to spin.

Jan 20, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Disc won't spin. won't read disc


Have you tried other discs? If so it could be that your laser crapped out. It happens sometimes with no warning. Or if someone really used the system a lot with the guitar hero thing - that kind of intense use can burn em out. I've repaired these for years & have seen this before.
Above all though, make sure your disc is CLEAN with no scratches. If another disc will play then you know your laser is good. You could try the disc on a friends machine & see if it works there.
I can only give suggestions as I cannot see the problem occur & don't have all the details.
Good luck

Dec 27, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Disc read error


get it repaired. obviously the drive is not spinning correctly for ps2 disc. so take it to a shop ask for a quote to repair.

most ps2 are about $99.00USD

Jun 07, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Sony PS2 station wont play


check the disc again, make sure is in.

Jan 01, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Play station 2 won't read silver disc only reads blue disc


Hi Elvis,

The Blue back disc is CD format. The DVD laser circuit is giving you trouble. You can adjust the DVD pot some on the back of the Laser. Turn it about 3 degrees clockwise. Then put it the laser back in. Test the PS2 with no cover on, and use the white round disc from the laser drive cover to clamp a disc onto the spindle. Test DVD and PS2 Games that do not have Blue back.

Nov 28, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Our PS2 was dropped and now won't read disc


It looks as if your PS2 has died. I'm sorry to say, but since the firmware boots and it's just the disc error message, it lokos like a hardware error that is likely irreparable. This is the best "solution" i can give! please dont blame me! Just trying to help... but you can find great used ones for cheap now. Good Luck!

Jul 25, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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