After following the directions and putting a disc in, it does not boot up and instead a grayish screeen appears with the words,"No data" and the blinking words, "reading disc". This continues as long as we let it.
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The infamous Red Screen of Desk -- A.K.A. Insert a Format Disc screen.
screen is NOT asking for a disc to FORMAT the PS2. What it IS asking
for is a PS2 or Playstation format [or a better word -- PS2 or
Playstation TYPE disc. A disk with Playstation 1 or Playstation 2 type
software on it -- in other words, a ps1 or ps2 game]. It's basically
asking for a CD or DVD with software that the playstation can play.
This red screen occurs when you insert an XBOX game or a burned/copied
PS2 or PS1 game. What the PS2 is stating is that is cannot play this
format [or type of] disc. It's asking you to insert a format [or type
of] disc that it can recognize and use.
The most common reason
for this screen appearing, if your PS2 does NOT have a mod chip, is a
dirty lens. Try cleaning your lens and this should go away. What
happens is that the lens becomes dirty and does not recognize the disc
you inserted as being a PS2 or PS1 format [or type of] disc. So it's
asking you to insert one. If your PS2 does have a mod chip installed,
it could be a problem with the chip or the disc you burned. I don't
install or sell mod chips, so I can't help you with that one...
Try these steps. If this doesn't work you may want to take the card to Game Stop or something and have them test it to see if it's working. Hope this helps!
Insert the Memory Card into the PlayStation 2 console. The port is located directly above the controller port. Note that there are two different memory card ports; there is no difference between the two. Some games, however, will attempt to auto-load from slot one so it is recommended that you keep your memory card inserted in slot one.
Plug your controller into the PlayStation 2. Power up the system without a PS2 disc inserted. You will be taken to the system menu screen. Select the "Memory Card" menu to examine any data on the card. If the memory card is new there should be no data on the card, if it is used you may see old saves from the previous owner on the card. If you no longer desire to keep these saves, you may highlight them and press the "Triangle" button to delete them.
Insert your PlayStation 2 game disc into the system. When the disc appears on the system menu, select it. Load the game, and play until you are prompted to either create a user profile, or to save your game. Once you have saved any data to the memory card, reset the system.
Select the "Memory Card" menu and examine your memory card. You should see a new icon representing your game's save data. If this data appears on the card, you have correctly set-up your PS2 Memory Card.
If the data does not appear on the card, you will need to format the card. If the system detects corrupt data on the card it will automatically open a prompt asking if you would like to format the memory card. Select "Yes" and the PlayStation 2 will format the card.
Your PS2 doesn't need to format a disc. It's asking for a disc with Playstation 2 type software on it. In other words, it's looking for a PS2 game.
If you're putting a PS2 game in there and it's asking for one -- your laser is going out. It thinks the disc you put in is not a disc of PS2 type (PS2 format). You can find a quick tutorial on confirming this is the problem, and the laser (and repair) at the following page:
This appears due to some range of possibile problems.
Try following these steps:
1 ) Boot the system > goto BIOS setting (press DEL or F2 as soon as u switch on the power switch) > check the boot sequence somewhere in that settings and choose to "boot from the harddisk"
This has got some 50% probabily of solving the problem.
2) If not, you have to reinstall the OS using a operating System CD. Put the CD in, boot up and follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall the OS.
DONT FORMAT IT - you will loose all ur data. Just reinstall it. SOme boot sector files might hav been corrupted. Reinstalling the OS will surely solve ur problem.
I don't know if you have been trying to delete the data with a game inside the ps2, but in case you have, try this.
Turn on the system WITHOUT a game inside, select BROWSER,
the MEMORY CARD ICON, and i believe the corrupted data icon is a
grayish black square. Choose options and then delete. I am also heard that inserting a music cd will work as well, probably just has to not be a game inside the ps2.
Corrupted data comes from turning off the ps2, or
removing the memory card while the game loads or saves data to/from
memory card. I really hope that helps, ps2's are meant to be played! Good luck.
I am having the same problem with my PS2, but I have an HDD inside of mine. I am told this is a circuit problem inside the PS2 that doesn't allow the information to be transfered to the RAM.That's why you see “No Data” instead of the usual problem of “Disc Read Error”.I hate to say it, but it sounds like you are going to have to do the same thing I am about to do.Send it in to Sony and get it repaired.
I am also pretty sure this PS2 you are talking about is the large fat one, and not the slim one.
Sounds like a disk read error alright. Try replacing the laser eye device in the PS2. I know a good place with pretty low costing parts for PS2s. RichsPSXParts. If not the laser eye try the ribbon cable between the hard drive and the laser eye. Those I'd think be the most obvious first checks. I'm not 100% on it since every one I know whos PS2 does that wont let me look at it instead the throw it away. Such a waste.
1- get yourself a PS2 keyboard 2- go to windows and install the S5100K-G keyboard driver 3- reboot the computer and go to the BIOS settings and make sure to enable the USB keyboard and mouse feature 4- shutdown the pc .. remove the PS2 keyboard and plug the S5100K-G keyboard then reboot