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PS2 wont read discs

I've had this PS2 for about 4 years, this problem just came up. Everytime I insert a game disc, and turn the PS2 on, it goes to the main menu where you seect between "Browser" and "System Configuration". I click browser, and expect to see the CD icon next to the memory card icon, but it's never there. I have to restart the PS2 millions of time to get a game going, but most of the time it fails to work. Especially with my guitar hero world tour Can anyone help, please.

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This is optical lens assembly failure. you will need to replace this failed assembly in order to restore the normal functions.

Contact Sony for this repair.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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