This sound similar to other problems I've seen on this site but I would like to see if the problem is more specific. My kids received Guitar Hero 3 for X-mas and were playing it a lot on and before New Years Eve.
On New Years day when the kids tried to start the game the system would not read the game disk or any of the other game disks I put into the system. I checked the disks for scratches, etc. and I even tried a newer DVD but still the system would not recongize that there was a valid disk in the system. I plugged everything from the system: controllers, memory card, power and video cables. After checking over the system, I reconnected everything and on the second try the system recongized the disks in the system including GH3. Has anyone encountered a similar problem?
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Re: PS 2 read problem
It sounds like your laser is starting to wear out. You could try a cleaning kit - any kit designed to clean a DVD player will work. You can get some "designed" for the PS2, but they're really the exact same thing as the DVD ones.
If you want to really clean the laser right, you'd have to open the case, find the laser and clean it with a lint-free swab soaked in rubbing alcohol.
If cleaning doesn't fix it, you may have to replace the laser, or have it replaced. That's a bit more involved, but if you need that let me know and I'll find the information for you. If you do need that, and decide to have it fixed, make sure you compare the cost of replacement with repair. With the PS3 out, used PS2 prices have gone down considerably.
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Go to playstation network and look for entering safe mode there you
can repair file structure and that fixed my PS3 when it did the same
PLEASE READ THE "SAFE MODE" INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PS NETWORK SUPPORT SITE BEFORE DOING THIS...
have your controller wired to the PS3 when you start this. 1. turn off the system. 2. press and hold the on button do not let go you will hear 1 beep then a second beep then the system will shut off(red Light) 3.press
and hold the on button do not let go you will hear 1 beep then a quick 2
beeps immediatly let go of the button. in a few seconds a screen
should appear saying to connect your controller to the system with the
cord. once you do and hit the PS button it should let you know you are
in the safe mode. from there you do the file system restore and it
will restart and say it needs to fix the data DO NOT TURN YOUR SYSTEM
OFF!!!! once it is done you should be fine. I was
PLEASE READ THE "SAFE MODE" INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PS NETWORK SUPPORT SITE BEFORE DOING THIS..
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this may be a little weird but sometimes to fix the problem you have to try and cause the problem again
sometimes when u drop it something may go out of place
but if u drop it again it may knock it back into place
a more simple solution is to wipe the blue lense on the inside of the disc tray down with a cloth. or try changing the way the system reads the disc instead of standard select Fast and Smooth
I can fix this for you if you like. I could tell you how, but sounds like you really would be overwhelmed by all the details inside a PS2.
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