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Doesnt play any games.

When I turn the PS2 on it always worked until one day not a single game could be read. It always went to the start up menu and it wouldn't read the disk. It also makes a loud skipping sound and Cd's DVD's don't work.

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  • G_A_K Nov 11, 2007

    I have the same thing! It wont read my $#%^@!* games!!

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    My son'e PS work fine all day yesterday, he went to turn it on this morning, the system turned on but none of the games will play. This is the second system we have replaced due to the same issue and we haven't had the ps2 for that long.

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    it dont work



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Try cleaning the lens with a cotton swab

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