My ps2 won't reada lot of my disks. it will read audio and playstation one disks, but if i put in a dvd, it says that it can't read it, and when i try my ps2 games, it will go to the browse screen and say reading disk. then, sometimes if i wait an hour, it's still trying to read it, sometimes it will show that it's reading the disk, but then when i tell it to play the disk, it just goes black, sometimes shows the usual playstation 2 logo, then goes back to browse. i've tried a lot of things. i've tried wiping the scanner with a towle (it's not easy. i have one of the big bulky ones) cleaning it with a towel that has rubbing achocle on it, setting the read speed to fast, spraying the inside with airosoul, and usuing the auto diagnostic thinger-migig. i've heared of thouse lens cleaners where it's like a disk with brushes on it, but i have no clue where to get thouse. please help me, i've had my playstation 2 for servral years, and it was working perfectly until i tried playing the new .hack game that i got.
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Undortunately, if the disk is scratched, there is not much you can do, other than buy a new disk. Lots of video game/DVD rental stores have disk repair machines, so you could try and take your disk there to see if that helps.
1. DVD has lots of scratches 2. Regional Settings 3. Incorrect DVD settings for PS2 4. No/Incorrect Disc
1. Clean your discs well and avoid incurring scratches. Place it in its box after use. 2. DVDs have encoding. They are encoded by regions. Thus, you cannot play region 2 DVDs on a US Playstation mainly because the US Playstation 2 can only read DVD that are encoded in Region 1 or those DVDs that are encoded for all regions. Again, US PS2 are region 1 capable. Japanese PS2s are Region 2 Capable. 3. There are a number of settings for the DVD playback of your PS2. First is the rating of the DVD. If you want to watch a rated R movie, make sure your PS2 allows viewing of R movies. You'll be setting this during the first time that you'll be watching a DVD. It's just the same as real theaters. It is also protected with password so you need the person who set it up the first time in order to bypass the rating settings.
4. Put in a DVD first and make sure that it is a Movie. And, check #2.
Sounds like you need to clean the lens on your PS2. The best solution is to find a DVD player lens cleaner from a local electronics store (make sure it is a good quality one, don't buy the cheapest one) and put it into your PS2 disc tray. It will play the disc using the DVD player on the PS2. Make sure you follow the directions for the lens cleaner very carefully, as you don't want to accidentally scratch your lens.
That should help with the reading issues. Good luck!
you might want to get a long q-tip and gently put alcohol on it and swap the lens.then have another tip ready to dry off. ps2 games are basiclly a dvd . and you can find info about a lawsuit that sony has against them for not being able to read dvd's.
Is it all of your disks or just that one? If it is just one disk then you should try and clean the disk. If it is all of the disks then you may have a dirty laser eye and need to get a dvd cleaner, I personally recommend the phillips brand dvd cleaning kit. It should be a disk cleaner and a cd/dvd cleaning system for the laser eye. It usually runs under 15 dollars. If this doesnt work then your system is shot and you should replace it.