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PS2 dic read help!!!

Hi, I've had my PS2 for about 5 years and while im playing a game my machine will make a funny 'grinding' noise and it will freeze often. i tried opeining it up and cleaning it but nothing happened. Is my PS2 just aging or is this problem solvable?

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Re: PS2 dic read help!!!

Hi Anishpp,

You have a great console, it just needs some tuning. The arm that moves the laser up and down the rails may have become clogged with lint. I usually clean it out and flex it to apply more pressure down on the worm gear.

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Hey buddy FORMAT DISC means PAL games or NTSC games format.

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They are [NTSC] and [PAL]

[NTSC] is for North America and Japan ONLY. [NTSC] is Original games.

[PAL] is for Asia Only. Which is copied games form the Originals.

I need to know were did you bought PS2 Console from ?

If you bought it in North America or Japan then you have to buy and play Original games from North America Only.

If you bought your PS2 in Asia then you can play copied games.

It is most likely your PS2 is a NTSC, your PS2 cant read any PAL games so it will say format dics.

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clean the dust out of the fan,,check and make sure fan is clearing the metal grid it sits on. also,,clean and lube the slider shafts that the laser rides on. use only a drip or 2 on each shaft and use hair clipper oiil or sewing machine oil.

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