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Disc problems my ps2 slim says that it is reading disc but never starts and sometimes the screen goes black but it still plays cd

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Re: disc problems

If it plays some disks but not others, it may be the type of disk your using, the disk may not be compatible, or it may have some problems.

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Replace your laser is a common problem for ps2.They have alot issue about readung disk and if you have aold ps2 try to adjust the lens.Look also for ps2 repair tutorial.
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i have had the same problem and i just kept using my disc cleaner and polisher and after a few times it work. if that didn't work get a laser disc cleaner for your ps2

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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.

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check the adjustment of ur cd holder, it might be very deep that causes the cd to touch the lens..coz lens usually move up and down, forward and back to read the cd... 

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My PS2 Slim plays music, black and blue discs, but doesn't play silver discs nor DVDs.

Is this a new problem or has your PS2 always had this issue? You cannot adjust the laser at all and are likely to damage it if you try, you can however clean the laser lens with a CD/DVD cleaning disk and you'd be surprised how often this resolves disk read issues. Some of these units did have a production fault that prevented them from reading DVD's, if your PS2 has had this fault since new and/or is under 12 months old you could probably have had it repaired/replaced by Sony but by opening it you will have invalidated you're warranty.

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