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Won't play my console will play audio cd's and some dvd's but not other compatable ones nor will it play games disc's

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  • London Ashley Dec 03, 2007

    My sons PS2 stopped playing any movies, doesnt even ask for the security code for access...???? Can you help?

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    same deal....it will play most dvds however the start screen comes on it skips thru the options menu and will not stop. I can not play any games on it at all both newer ones, as well, as older games.

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My Gause is its the Reading lens its either Shot/Burnt/Dusty/Dirty, or its your Systums Fan it could be Full of Dust you have to Clean it and if you Feel you can just Pull the 3 Caps Covering the Screws and UnScrew them and work at it yourself i wouldnt though so just take it to Walmart if you have one near you or some Place with Electronics Department in it and tell them what your Problem in and take your Systum in to be Repaired it might cost you somewhere around $65 or $165 i didnt make it out but lets all hope its $65 or less =D Good Luck!

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The laser lens is probablty dirty. Also check your Disc media for Smudges or major deep scratches.
The following is a procedure for cleaning the Laser Lens on the big size PS2. It does not work for the Slim model. Do not ever use Alcohol on the Slim model PS2 laser lens.

I hope your in the right posting area, this is for the Phat PS2 consoles with the drawer that comes out to put the CD in. Procedure is different for Slim PS2.

  1. Disconnect power and turn the case upside down.
  2. Remove the screw covers to expose the case screws. These are little square pieces or square rubber pads. You can use a thin knife blade to pry the hard plastic squares up.
  3. Remove all the screws.
  4. Remove the Warranty sticker to the right edge of the power socket.
  5. Turn the PS2 over to set it right side up.
  6. lift the top cover from the back and pull it forward slightly to clear the CD tray. Be careful of a possibly Ribbon cable attached to the lid going to the Reset/Eject buttons. Roll the cover over to the right leaving the ribbon intact.
  7. Remove the CD tray lid.
  8. Polish the Laser lens, and remove any lint or hair from the CD area. Use Alcohol and cotton swabs to clean the laser lens. By the way, Alcohol will damage a PS2 Slim lens. All lens are not created equally.
  9. Hook up the power and A/v Cables.
  10. Remove the little white disc from the CD tray lid.
  11. Place a Disc on the spindle, and cap the disc with the little white piece that you removed from the CD tray cover.
  12. Boot up the PS2 and test it, Continue cleaning until you get it to work.
  13. Put it back together, and you’re in business.
If you have trouble you can send your PS2 to a Repair shop. Click on "Repair Directory" at the bottom of this screen. then choose "Video Game Consoles". Then you pick a Good Repair shop. My shop is listed, but I cannot divulge the name in this forum. Cost will be $25 plus shipping. Shipping is usually $8.95 to the USA

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1.Purchase a CD lens cleaning disc. It is important that you buy a lens cleaner for a CD player, not a DVD player. Classic Xbox consoles are not DVD compatible, but they can play CDs. Some lens cleaning discs are marketed specifically as Xbox 360 cleaners, but these may not work in an original Xbox if the disc is DVD-formatted.

2.Turn on your television and Xbox just like you normally would to play a video game.

3.Open your Xbox's disc drive, placing the lens cleaning disc in the drive face-up. A lens cleaning disc works by sweeping small brushes over the laser lens surface. These brushes are located on the bottom of the disc; be careful not to touch the brushes---the microfiber brushes are delicate and can become damaged easily.

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1. Confirm the disc is clean. To clean a disc, use lint-free cleaning cloths made specifically for cleaning CD/DVD discs, sold at computer software stores. When cleaning the disc, we recommend starting from the innermost circle, and wiping out to the edge in a straight line.

We do not recommend wiping in a circular motion, as it may create more scratches on the disc.

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http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/CompatibleStatus

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Approx. 4 hours
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