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Virus Is it possible that I could have attempted to load a game that was contant a virus on my ps2 and as a result failure to read any other disc

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As unlikely as that is, yes it is possible any system can be comromised by a viruse but i don't think thats whats going on Sony systems run off there own operating system. What i think it is, is your optical scanner probably punked out on you that is the #1 reason disks dont' scan on consoles

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