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Im clueless my ps2 slimline is reading discs occasionaly and when it reads you select it and it goes black and goes back to the browser

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PS2 slim problems / laser DVD reader slides under DVD disc at the start and lifts up DVD disc

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This sounds like a problem with the DVD player drive and laser. The Drive chip on the slim can overpower the lasers focus and cause heat to build up around the lasers lens. This does absolutely melt the laser lens and its mount. I suggest you replace the entire DVD drive.

If you are not comfortable doing this, click on "Repair Directory" at the bottom of this screen. On the next page, Click on "Video Game Consoles". Select a good Repair shop.

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