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Playstation2 disc error

Playstation started making grinding noses and taking longer to load.
it would then freeze until u tapped the top of unit, eventually its stop working now and only plays playstation1 games.
want to fix myself so want to konw if its my lens or lens cables or both.
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Re: playstation2 disc error

I can't be for sure, but I believe it's just the lens. What happens is when you put scratched discs into the system, the lens "self-destructs" itself attempting to read the scratches. Hope this helps!

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