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Slim PS2 won't read CDs

Hello. I just got my slim PS2 replaced and got it to read PS1 discs successfully on the first day; but now, it won't read them at all, only DVDs. Do you know what the problem might be?

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Re: Slim PS2 won't read CDs

Try cleaning lens with canned air and wipe the rubber ring on the drive motor off with a microfiber towel moistened with rubbing alcohol

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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