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My ps2 slim says disc could not be read and it makes a ticking sound

My ps2 slim wont play any of my games even a new game the i bought yesterday it was working fine but then i shut it off cause i got tired then 2 hours later i try to play it and it says disc could not be read i cleaned the lens with tissue a bit wet a bit dry and it still wont read then also when i listen carefully it makes a weird ticking sound inside.

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  • arif14 Dec 24, 2007

    I cannot watch dvd on my ps 2 slimline...why/can you help me

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    my ps2 slim wont read the games, and it will ask for a ps2 format disk. what do i do? and what is a format disk?

  • AdanGnz13 Feb 21, 2009

    I put in the disc and on the screen it just days "reading disc" it never plays the disc and there is a small ticking sound almost like the disc isnt spinning fast enough

    Please we need help this is a big problem

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    its not reading properly i have to hit the top of my ps2 for it too read

  • dkss May 24, 2009

    i played my smackdown vs raw then i got tired later on i put it on and it said disc could not be read i put a bit of wet tissue on it and dry it still wolud not work i heard a weird sound when i whent close to it and i was upset what do you think i should do ?

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    I can never get any of my games to play, only a PS1 and a blue CD based one. Even then, both of them don't get past the first loading screen.



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The ticking might be coming from the laser itself. It might be getting too closer to the disc and trying to go farther than it is possible. With the disc out, push the laser from the side all the way away from the center and make the console think that the lid is closed. This may take a few tries before it works. If the problem does not seem like it is coming from the laser you may have a stripped wire that is sparking and should be taking in to be repaired. The latter is possible but VERY rare.

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I m also having same problem when the ticking sound comes i keep pressing the play button until a spinning sound comes

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I have the same problem i hate the ticking sound... i have tried everything.....but one day my friwnd came my home.........he putted the disc and said that its to loose the he pressed the triangle springs in the was tight.spinning it was more tough....he reseted it and the game worked..i asked him how did you do it..he just said the spinner is loose push it the CD should get tight.....he went.i then tried it worked....

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