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My PS2 wont play a dvd

I am trying to play a DVD on my PS2 and it wont work/

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Re: My PS2 wont play a dvd

If your PS2 continues to come up with a error message stating unable to read disc. Your optical lens is dirty!
You need to get your hands dirty or pay someone to do it! The reason this is happening is because the lens has an abundance of dirt on the lens and you cannot get it clean. Try both the wet and dry system for cleaning, if that does not work. Take it apart yourself, pay someone to do it, or get a new one. It is easier to take it apart yourself. You have to go step by step and be careful when doing so! has a link that tells you step by step how to take it apart and fix your problem. It works I did it my ps2 works like a charm.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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Try this to play DVD movies on your PS2 if it wont play DVD movies.

If your PS2 works fine with Games and just wont play any DVD movies at all.Then you should try this trick to play movies on your PS2:

  1. Turn on your PS2 without inserting any disc.
  2. Menu screen will appear like:894e4e5.jpg
  3. Press the ps_b_triangle.gif (triangle) Button to enter Version Information Menu that looks like3aef030.jpg
  4. Highlight the Play Station Driver as above and again press ps_b_triangle.gif (triangle).
  5. New screen will appear like0163e66.jpg
  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.
  10. Remove the Reset Button and Press it again.
Be patient and wait till the movie plays itself.If your lens is good then it will play DVD in first go else try again till it PLAY your DVD movie.

Thank you!


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Always keep your PS2 in clean place.If lens cleaning wont work then try following trick.Click to view it.Although its for PS2 DVD movies but you can try it to play God of War too. Good luck!

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