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SCPH-75001 model PS2, What Rock Band or Guitar Hero will work?

My husband was so excited to get the Rock Band drum set and Rock Band game for his birthday yesterday. Now he is just disappointed because the Rock Band game will not load or read in our Playstation 2 model SCPH-75001. The disc doesn't even spin, and just the PS2 setting/browser screen comes up. Before trying to exchange the game, I checked online and see others having the same problem due to "older PS2's not able to read double-layered discs".

So, my question is what Rock Band game and what newer Guitar Hero game (that you can play drums with) will work with my model of Playstation 2? I refuse to "pay for an upgraded PS2" & really can't afford to buy a "next gen" video console yet (and when I can, I will be getting a Wii because Sony has now pissed me off.) Thanks for advice!

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  • staciecapsgi Sep 12, 2009

    That was my 1st thought when it didn't load, so I double checked the package... it IS a PS2 game. I also bought him a new baseball game and that works just fine, so it appears nothing is wrong with the PS2 itself.

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Make shaw its not a ps3 game, not trying to be patronizing but ive had 3 people do that brought ps3 games and try to put them in ps2, its true sony are rip off merchants, my advise is not to get a wii ether go for a xbox 360, he will love you for ever. the download content alone you can get for rock band1/2 and guitar hero world tour is worth it

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

  • factory7007 Sep 13, 2009

    hi again, have you got a friend who has a ps2 you can try the game in to make shaw its not a disc error.



    Re: PS2 Rock Band Won't Load!!



    Yes Rock Band did finally work after cleaning the laser. Rock Band was the only disc giving me a problem so I really didn't think cleaning would help. It doesn't make sense in a way. I tried PS2 games single and dual layer, DVD, DVD-R, CD, CD-R, PS1 games and they all worked perfectly before the cleaning. Some of those discs were over 5 years old all scratched and nasty and they still worked.

    Re: PS2 Rock Band Won't Load!!


    Thanks for the suggestion! We did exactly what you suggested (cleaning laser eye w/alcohol on q-tip) and Rock Band worked just fine in the slim PS2, no freezing or anything. I agree that it doesn't really make any sense, but I'm just glad it worked. My parents were NOT happy about the possibility of having to ship everything back to EA. Thanks for your help!

    this seems to be the main answer hope it helps

  • factory7007 Sep 13, 2009

    Someone here told me that this is probably the most advanced and most data that the systems laser would have to read. It makes sense to me that the laser would have to be free from anything (super clean) in it's way of reading the disc. A dirty one would have no problem reading old games, but due to the age and how much dust that gets pushed around in my old system, I have to clean mine almost everytime I play Rockband or it will freeze. Never had to worry about cleaning it with any other games. I hope it doesn't mess it up in any way. But that's a chance I'll take as mine is so old and I'm just about ready for the next gen of concoles (PS3). So far it hasn't kept it from playing any other games. I'm glad it worked for you two. Let me know if you have or if it causes any problems to your PS2.

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