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Unable to read god of war II

I have a slim model scph-75001 its only about 18 months old. I rutinely use a lens cleaner to keep the lens clean and all my games load fine except I just purchased god of war II and this game will not load at all. I've tried return exchange as to no avail, Im still having the same problem. Now some of my DvD's wont load either. so what should i do?

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Re: Unable to read god of war II

Some ps2 models have defective lens coils that wont properly focus the lazer beam on the disc ive had this happen to me before, but to fix it, it requires you to replace the reader head. I can walk you through it, but only if you are comfortable in dissassembling/reassembling the ps2 with the chance of perminately harming your ps2 or yourself. Id advise you to take it to a repair shop for fixing.

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