Question about Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

1 Answer

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!

Posted by on

  • 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.



1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 13 Answers

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.



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

6 Answers

Do I need more than one Wii remote for Band hero Wii????

you need a wii remote for each instrument and the microphone. you need one remote for the drums, one for the bass guitar player, one for the guitar, and one in close proximity to the microphone user. you have to set a wii remote near the microphone once the microphone is plugged into the USB port in the back of the wii console. i think there is something like a 10 foot radius meaning if the wii remote is too far from the microphone it will disconnect. so you can do only one instrument per wii remote you are using.

Dec 25, 2009 | Nintendo Rock Band for Wii

2 Answers

My ghwt drums for ps2 do not work with rock band for ps2

Dude.. GHWT is DIFFRENT from RockBand.. buy a ROCKBAND version.

Sep 06, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

2 Answers

Rockband TrackPack

Unfortunately, the guitar that comes with the Guitar Hero does not work with Rock Band or Rock Band 2. Rock Band, as you mentioned, recognizes the Wiimote as the controller for the microphone.

Unfortunately, you will have to get a guitar that is specifically designed for Rock Band.

I know this isn't the answer that is popular, but if you vote for my solution, please vote at least "Thanks for Trying".

Thanks for using Fixya!

Apr 11, 2009 | Nintendo Rock Band for Wii

2 Answers

I figured it out

check this link for a complete matrix of which instruments work with which games on which consoles

Feb 04, 2009 | Nintendo Guitar Hero Wireless Guitar - Wii...

1 Answer

Guitar hero and rock band

Rock Band and Guitar Hero instruments are NOT compatible on the Wii. They are compatible on the 360, the PS3, and the RB drums for PS2. Activision went their own way with the Wii and made life difficult for all of the aspiring musicians on the Wii. Sorry.

Dec 30, 2008 | Nintendo Rock Band for Wii

1 Answer

Rock band instruments will not work with guitar hero world tour

Rock Band and Guitar Hero instruments are NOT compatible on the Wii. They are compatible on the 360, the PS3, and the RB drums for PS2. Activision went their own way with the Wii and made life difficult for all of the aspiring musicians on the Wii. Sorry.

Dec 27, 2008 | Nintendo Rock Band for Wii

12 Answers

My ps2 reads all other games except guitar hero world tour.

To all you guys having this problem with PS2 - I bought World Tour for my brother and put it in this morning. It worked the 1st time we put it on, but we restarted the game because both guitars weren't connected, and it would NOT work after that (we have an old fat PS2 by the way). After reading online, I found out this disc is a Dual Layered DVD, and can cause problems reading it

Here's what I did to fix it - I took out all 8 screws on the bottom of the PS2, popped the case off, and then took out the 2 tiny screws for the DVD drive. After taking that case off, you can see the laser lens. All I did was clean it with an alcohol-soaked Q-tip, then buffed it clean, and after turning the game back on - it works fine! We're so pumped over here, and to anyone else having the problem, I bet this will fix it! Good luck!

Nov 22, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

3 Answers

Guitar hero ps3

Greetings landadanda,

Unfortunately the guitar from Rock Band will not work with the PS3 Guitar Hero.

I hope this helps.

Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jul 06, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

Guitar hero II not working on PS2

Have you tried exchanging the game for a new copy?

Dec 21, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console Logo

560 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

Zhenya Ogorodnikov

Level 2 Expert

218 Answers

shaun taylor

Level 3 Expert

1525 Answers

marley mcelhinney

Level 3 Expert

490 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides