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My ps2 wont read discs

Ive got a ps2 thats about 2 years old just recently it started freezing when i put dvds in it and now it wont read any discs except 4 one which freezes once it loads anyway but it still spins fine ive tried cleaning it a few times i desparately need a solution

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Re: my ps2 wont read discs

I can only think of two things with that problem. one your lens might be scratched or the laser unit is no good. you can replace that part by removing it from an older unit or going on ebay buy it from them unit model SONY PS2 SPU3170 Laser 3170 Lens. this will solve your problem fast.

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I have a PS2 Slim and it won't read discs. Every time I put a disc in it won't spin it will just go to the screen that says browser and system configuration. Please help me!!


1. DVD has lots of scratches
2. Regional Settings
3. Incorrect DVD settings for PS2
4. No/Incorrect Disc


1. Clean your discs well and avoid incurring scratches. Place it in
its box after use.
2. DVDs have encoding. They are encoded by regions. Thus, you cannot
play region 2 DVDs on a US Playstation mainly because the US
Playstation 2 can only read DVD that are encoded in Region 1 or
those DVDs that are encoded for all regions. Again, US PS2 are
region 1 capable. Japanese PS2s are Region 2 Capable.
3. There are a number of settings for the DVD playback of your
PS2. First is the rating of the DVD. If you want to watch a
rated R movie, make sure your PS2 allows viewing of R movies.
You'll be setting this during the first time that you'll be
watching a DVD. It's just the same as real theaters. It is also
protected with password so you need the person who set it up
the first time in order to bypass the rating settings.
4. Put in a DVD first and make sure that it is a Movie. And,
check #2.

Nov 22, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Our ps2 has stopped playing discs!

check the red light in the back if it isnt on your sears light is out and it wont read disc anymore tell you get a new sears light

Dec 25, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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PS2 wont play DVD movies!

Hi. It seems that you might have an old version of the PS2.

The original PS2's had a problem with the laser that read CDs and DVDs, often failing, creating problems with reading DVDs and in rare cases, CDs.

Unfortunately, the class action lawsuit filed against Sony is too old to get yours fixed for free, but there are ways to attempt to fix the laser yourself, if you would rather not send it in to Sony.

If you have any other questions, respond and I'll help you the best I can.

Good Luck!

Nov 25, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2 wont play DVDs

Your PS2 laser is wearing out. When the laser starts to go, first games will skip... then eventually the PS2 will stop reading DVDs altogether. If you keep using it to read CDs, it will eventually stop reading those too and the laser will die altogether. Here's a website that will help you identify your PS2 model, show you how to replace the laser, and they sell parts and do repairs too

Oct 05, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Playstation 2 won't play DVDs

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

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PS2 will not read disc for Guitar Hero

theres a difference in the older guitar hero games and newer ones, CD Rom for the older and DVD Rom for the newer, Ps2 wont read the DVD Rom ones, my experiance so far.

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Disc not reading

hi ive had the same probs as you's. except mine would read ps2 games and normal dvds, but not bluray or ps3 games, all that happens is a loading symbol in the top right screen comes up. so i spoke to sony today on the phone and they promised me that a patch was coming out on tues 8th of jan 08 to fix theese errors. 1000's of ps3's are havin g same problens. so roll on tuesday...... hope this helps you

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My new ps2 game wont work

if your ps2 is old, it may not take certain disks e.g. purple backed disks, dvds and a disc read error problem will appear in the browser

Dec 04, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2 freezes

switch controllers or clean the disc < switching controlers worked for me >

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