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Playstation 2 won't play DVDs

When I put a DVD into the console, it won't read the DVD at all. When I go to the Browser screen and insert the disc, it will say "reading disc" for about 5 seconds and then stop reading the disc. I used to have a problem on my old PS2 where it would come up with a "Disc Read Error" message, but this one doesn't seem to do that. It just stops reading the disc altogether. This only happens when I try to play DVDs.

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If it's a fat PS2 and
model SCPH 30001, SCPH 35001
(not including the models with an 'R' after the model #.

these models need the following to play DVDs:
- PS2 DVD remote with IR unit
- PS2 DVD disc player (sold with DVD remote w/ IR unit)
- PS2 memory card

you copied the DVD disc to the memory card. you used the memory card to play DVDs.

later models didn't need the memory card to play DVDs.

hope this helps :D

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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