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Disc cannot be read

Playstation2 keeps saying 'disc cannot be read'

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When your console does not read any disk, that is usually because of a problem with theoptical laser lens that is dirty, faulty or opaque, and will startoperating on certain disks better than others.

In that case you will hear disk spinning, whirring and clicking, butthe TOC (table of content track at start of CD/DVD will not be read,therefore the error.

Whe this problem is starting you may be able to read only few CD, DVD.After more prolonged usage , often the PS start losing the rest offunctions, and ends up not reading anything atall.

If instead there is no noise, and disk does not spin at all , thenthere is a faulty motor, or the motor micro-switch is bad. Thissituation is far less common than the lens problem.

Try first using a CD/DVD cleaner disk to clean the lens. If that doesnot work you will need to disassemble the PS, and clean lensdirectly with q tips and isopropyl alcohol, or to replace the CD/DVD lens, or the whole drive unit.

before attempting repair , contact Sony to check if the unit can be replaced orrepaired by Sony, you find the number on the Console documentation.


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Try cleaning the laser lens with a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol (not dripping).
gently place the q-tip on the laser lens and gently twirl it.
use the other end of the q-tip to dry it, gently twirling it.

hope this helps :D

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The laser lens on the drive is most likely Dirty, if your outside of warranty take the ps2 apart. open the top of the drive, use a q-tip with alcohol 70% or just water, I've personally done this a few times with just water not having the alcohol around.

Use the wet end of the qtip to clean the lens and the dry end to dry the lens.

Here are a few related videos from youtube.

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Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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You should carefully mark the current location of the adjustments so you can go back to them if needed. When turning the adustments yiu only need to turn VERY SLIGHTLY.{ one degree at a time } Turning to the right is increasing the Voltage and to the left is decreasing it.Oh you will see two Controls, one for the DVD and THE OTHER FOR THE CD.This is what you been waiting for : DVD should Read { 650/ 1000 ohms}
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SOURCE: My Sony PlaySatation2 console wont read any games on PS2 discs.

9 out of 10 times when the fat ps2 cant/wont read disk its the cd tray needs to be adjusted.

I would suggest opening up the ps2 and cleaning the console with Qtips and rubing alcohol. if the laser will wont read. go to youtube.com type in fix my ps2 laser. you will watch a video on how to adjust your cd tray.

The reason for this issue is if the laser is to close or to far from the cd the laser cant read the cd.


the worse problem u can come across is the laser 100% failed. which is rare but you can buy a new/used working laser on ebay.com or google it. the laser will have the model on it you want to make sure you get the correct model. otherwise it wont work.


contact united.gamez@gmail.com for help

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