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Disc tray rattles

My disc-tray rattles when i insert a cd into my ps2

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The screws on top of the disk tray may be loose u can take it in or fix it yourself if u dont mind takin your ps2 apart or have already just make sure screws on top of disk tray are tightend down all the way its an easy fix but be doing this it voids warranty and i i think that if seal on back is broken u cant take it in to have it fixed.

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