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Disc reading error

My playstation 2 won't play any type of disc at all. When I put a disc in it make this wierd ticking noise. When I click browser it all it says it reading disc and nothing ever happens except a couple times it said disc read error. I was wondering how to fix this problem.

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Re: disc reading error

Open the Case.
Clean the lens with Q-tip and Alcohol. This is only if you have the SCPH-30000 through 5000X models. If you have the Slim Ps2 do not use Alcohol on the lens. Use Glass cleaner instead.

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