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PS2 configuration problem

My son's ps2 is giving problems when a disc is put in it says ps2 configuration, then reading disc and then disc could not be read. This happen with all his games. This started to happen when I put in the memory card. Please help

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Re: PS2 configuration problem

This usually happens when the lens eye is dirty or has dust particles on. To clean use a Q-tip and dip the Q-tip in rubbing alcohol or water. You want the cotton to be just damp. Gently clean the lens eye with the cotton. Then use the other side of the Q-tip to dry the access rubbing alcohol or water. You then might want to clean the disk tray. hope this fixes ya problem.

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