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PS2 is not reading disc

I have had my PS2 for about 2yrs and all of a sudden it will not read the game discs. I put in a cleaner disc and it reads it but has problems with that. Almost like the system freezes. Any suggestions??

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Re: PS2 is not reading disc

Lens might be affected so go to a sony showroom and get it seviced

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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When i put in a game in my ps2 it says reading for a few seconds and then the reading disc sign disappears and the game doesn't turn on. What should i do?

Try playing a movie and make sure the disc is clean, if the PS2 can not read any disc, is because the ps2 need to be serviced, but it might not be worth it.

Jan 15, 2011 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I need help with my ps2, its about 4 years old, The bulky model. up until a few days ago, it worked perfectly. yesterday it was a bit glitchy, but a few resets fixed it. Today i wanted to play it, so i...

clean the laser using a lazer disc cleaner not only does the disck get dirty but the lazer too when its too dirty it wont read the disc -- disc error
heres a piture of one you get them from electronics shops


Dec 31, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Will not read the disc

If you used to play those discs before and then suddenly it stops reading, then you might need to clean your lens that reads the disc.

Do you have a cd cleaner? Go and insert it and play for 30 seconds. It this still does not work, you can open your ps2 cover and manually clean the lens with a soft ear bud damped in an alcohol and gently wipe the lens surface. Also if you have a blower, you can blow those dust off.

Sep 12, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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My ps2 Cant read my disc!

clean the disk with disk cleaner clean the lens of your ps2 with a cd cleaner meaning a cd with brushes on the other side of it or with some rubbing alcohol then it should let you read your games

Jun 19, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Will not read blue discs no problem with clear(silver) ones tho.

1. Apparently, blue PS2 discs are lighter than silver ones, so they tend to move around more when the PS2 is reading them. To fix this, you can put duct tape on the top of the disc. This will make it heavier, so it won't move around too much and it should make reading the disc easier for your poor PS2. People have told me that this indeed works (but not always). Don't go overboard with the tape though. Attempt at your own risk. 2. If the problems occurs when the PS2 is horizontal, try putting it into its vertical position. Or try putting it horizontal if it is vertical. 3. Use a can of compressed air to clean dust out of the system. 4. Make sure your game discs are not the problem. Keep them as clean as possible. Even small scratches can cause problems. 5. Open up your PS2 and clean it out or try adjusting the lens. Very risky and voids your warranty. 6. Try using a DVD lens cleaner (for problems reading silver discs) or a CD lens cleaner (for blue disc problems). 7. Send your system to Sony for repairs. Due to a lawsuit, Sony may have to repair your PS2 for free even if there is no warranty. Contact Sony for details. That is all the advice I can give. If the len(s) cleaners or compressed air don't work, then you are probably just out of luck. There is no magic way to suddenly get your PS2 working again without professional repair.

The trick to getting the discs to play on any PS@ (old or new) when they are black or blue is to put a piece of tape lengthwise and width wise around the hole in the disc on the topside (picture-side) of the disc. What this does is add weight to the disc and thus allows the PS2 to read it more accurately. I had bought many older titles not too long ago and was disappointed when they didn't work. Then I spoke with a Japanese expert online and he suggested using scotch tape around the hole in the disc and it worked instantly. Don't be fooled into buying a new PS2, just a roll of scotch tape. You'll only need four one inch strips.

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Jan 27, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Disc read error

get it repaired. obviously the drive is not spinning correctly for ps2 disc. so take it to a shop ask for a quote to repair.

most ps2 are about $99.00USD

Jun 07, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2- disk cannot be read is it just scratched?

hello try cleaning disc and lense..if disc has scratches .ones that go straight across disc are not to bad but if they follow disc in a circle ,lens will follow scratch as it is reading.when cleaning disc use a cleaner as any thing else will scratch..also try another game to see if your lens is okay .they can fail for no reason.

Mar 03, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Play station 2 will not work

You should try to get a ps2 disk cleaner and a cleaner for your system.

Jan 03, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Disc reading error

Open the Case.
Clean the lens with Q-tip and Alcohol. This is only if you have the SCPH-30000 through 5000X models. If you have the Slim Ps2 do not use Alcohol on the lens. Use Glass cleaner instead.

Nov 25, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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