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PS2 slim starts to have a clicking sound and then freezes

I have a ps2 slim and i've had it for about 2 years. When i play a game, it loads it but then it starts to have a clicking sound and then the game freezes. I already opened the console and cleaned the lens and the inside. But it still does that. What could be the problem? thanks...

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This has something to do with the laser, which you shouldnt try to fix, dont ship it to sony either there a waste of money and time. local shops can fix he issue and are fairly priced

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I had this problem with the fatter PSP. It was a broken laser, and I had to take it in to get fixed.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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Ps2 freezing games

I was experiencing the same problem on my ps2 slim scph-90004. When I put a game in my ps2 it loads but after some time it just freezes at the same spot.I went to many shops but they dont recognize my problem.Then i open my ps2 slim (Warning:Opening of ps2 my void your warranty) and saw the lens which was not adjusted. SO,if you are experiencing the same problem then use the above method(For slim only).Look at the rod near the lens which has two small clips on it. Open the screws on the clips and take out your ps2 lens.Clean it with a cotton.Set the lens in some different position and load your games .

Apr 20, 2013 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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All my other games for my slim ps2 work just fine but when i put god of war 2 in (new game nothin rong with the disk)my ps2 it made a clicking sound and said: disc could not b read. plz e-mail me and help...

Games like God of War 2, Grand Turismo 4 etc take time to load and some times these games are not loaded by consoles with weak lenses or dirty lens.You should consider cleaning your lens.Cleaning lens might solve your problem plus here is a trick for you to play such heavy games(Although its about playing DVDs on PS2 but you can play your game by following this tip the same way.)
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Jan 16, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2 game freezes, almost any game...

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Nov 20, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Long Loads and Lagging

A couple things come to mind. If the lens is dirty, then there will certainly be issues with load times, or load failure. Check your game discs for scratches and scuffs. If a disc has a scratch or too many scuffs on it, it will make it difficult for the laser to read.
Clean your discs, and clean your ps2 lens with a basic ps2 laser cleaning kit. You should be able to find them anywhere.
I don't recommend cleaning the lens without a kit if you are not familiar with the internals of a PS2 or cleaning electronic components. If after cleaning your disc and lens it still gives you issues, there is an angle adjustment gear in the ps2, but we'll cross that bridge only if the cleaning doesn't work.

Jul 07, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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My PS2 will play the games for a little then they will freeze.

try using a q-tip with rubbing alcohol to clean the lens of the laser.the lens is exposed on the slim versions.just dip the q-tip in the alcohol and rub the lens firmly in a circular motion.use the dry side of the q-tip to dry the lens

Nov 14, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Have you tried other discs? Try copying the disc into a DVD-R and see if this works...I've tried this solution personally on my modded PS2 Slim and it worked fine...hoped this works for you too...

Jul 23, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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ps2 can play dvds but xbox needs a store bought xbox dvd remote to play dvds
the ps2 slim and the ps2 normal have a lot in common so thwere is not much difference, but the slim has a fliptop lid and the fat ps2 has a open and shut slide drive.If I were you I would get the slim because it is the only one you can get brand new nowadays. The xbox may have halo 1 and 2 but sometimes there are freezes on certain xboxes.

Jun 28, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Common ps2 problem. You will have to contact playstation support for further assistance.

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umm maybe something is wrong with the ps2 or is it getting to hot???

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