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Fatps2 stuck at option menu 50/60 hz and continue without saving?

I just fixed my ps2 fat version from disk read errors. I just get stuck at one game. Its ''Black'' the game it is a dvd game for ps2. I get stuck at the moment it asks for input eighter at 50hz / 60hz selection menu or continue without autosave menu.

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  • snipercup Jul 02, 2009

    thanks, but I already tried that and it worked for other ps2 game DVD disks. I can play them now just not "black"

  • snipercup Nov 22, 2009

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    Well it turns out it was the controller. I hooked up the wrong controller (I think it was a ps1 controller) and so it refused input.

    greets snipercup

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U should adjust the laser lens, depends on the version u have, if it 1 to 7 it should have a white wheel and u should turn clockwise to adjust.

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The first is that "Disc Read Errors Diagnosis mode could be the solution.

Load your PS2 without a disc inside and wait until you get to the main menu.

Press Triangle and highlight "Console", then press Triangle again and set "Diagnosis" to ON. What does this setting do? Basically, it focuses the laser on the disc so that it has an easier time reading discs.
In addition, you must turn this setting on EVERY time you load your PS2, as the PS2's system settings are never saved when you turn off your console

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Disc read errors are mainly due to worn out lens or dirty PS2 lens.Clean your PS2 lens to get rid of this problem if your lens is dirty.Watch this video it will help you to know how to clean your PS2 lens.Watch it carefully.


Remember to keep your PS2 in Dust free environment if you don't want your PS2 lens to get dirty.
If your PS2 can not play certain games like Rock band try this tip:
  1. Turn on your PS2 without inserting any disc.
  2. Menu screen will appear like:
  3. Press the ps_b_triangle.gif (triangle) Button to enter Version Information Menu that looks like
  4. Highlight the Play Station Driver as above and again press ps_b_triangle.gif (triangle).
  5. New screen will appear like
  6. Highlight the Disc Speed as above and press ps_b_x.gif button,to enter Disc Speed Menu
  7. And set it from Standard to "Fast".
  8. After you set Disc Speed to Fast, Press and Hold Reset Button to turn off your console.
  9. Then again Press and Hold Reset Button till the Blue Light turns on.
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And after that wait till your game is loaded.

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Well first off, make sure the disk if in PS1 OR PS2 format. That is what the PS2 Is requesting when it says "Please insert Playstation or Playstation 2 format disk. The Slim PS2 has various problems reading disk.(Don't Know why? I own it and Know it does). The Fat version(1st version) is a much better system, in my opionion. Try blowing air to clean the disk reader. Or changing the disk reader portion out, At a small price.

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Disc Read Error generally means that the game disk cannot be read by your console.

Reasons for Disc Read Error
1. Disk surface scratched or smudged.
2. Disk surface dirty.
3. Lens surface dirty.

Here is what you can try doing.

1. Check the game disc for any scratches or smudges on the surface of the game disc, try to clean them off by using a non-abrasive cotton cloth.

2. If the PS2 console is lying down, please set the console to on its side or if it's on its side set it to flat position, restart the console and then try game again. Always ensure the PlayStation 2 is in a cool, well ventilated place.

3. Remove and reinsert the Memory card of your PS2, restart the console then try running the game again.

Other troubleshooting that you can try.

Change the Disc speed of the PS2 DVD and then try again.

Start the PS2 with no disc in a drive. Press the "triangle" button on the controller.
Use the up and down buttons on the controller to select "Playstation Driver” and press the "triangle" button on the controller.
Select Disc speed. If it is set to "Fast," select "Standard"; if it is set to "Standard", select "Fast" and press the "X" button on the controller. Press the "O" button on the controller. Insert the game disc and restart the PS2. Try running the game again.


Turn the Diagnosis On for PlayStation2 to auto detect the best settings.

From the Browser and System Configuration menu. Press the triangle button to select Version. Highlight the Console from the list and press the triangle button - this accesses the next menu option. The Diagnosis will be highlighted. Press the X button to access the options available. Highlight "ON" and press the X button to affect the change. Restart the console and try the game again.

If the above steps does do not solve the error then you would probably have to replace the disc.


Note: If you are using the Slim version of PS2 make sure that the console is properly ventilated and that it should always be in the standing position, as the slim version of PS2 no fan or any other cooling unit unlike the normal PS2.

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if thats all good step two
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****(( tip and trick for scratched disks ))****
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no t-shirts dish towels that will just add more scratches
remember start at the center wipeing out to the edge.

if none of that works you may have a lens problem

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