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My PS2 does not read game DVDs but plays DVD films

I bought a Play station 2 PAL system from Dubai and when I try to play a game in it it says"pleaase incert a Play station2 format Disk or Playstation format disk" But whe I incert a DVD film it works. What is this all about. Can anyone help me

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Re: My PS2 does not read game DVDs but plays DVD films

Your system is not set to be played with American Games. Dubai runs PAL system same as Europe. In America we run NTSC, and all the games are made for NTSC. NTSC games will not run on a PAL system and PAL games with not run on a NTSC system.

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Re: My PS2 does not read game DVDs but plays DVD films

You may need to clean and readjust the laser, which is painstakingly long and hard. As there are like 7 or 8 different version numbers of the PS2 each one has a slightly different internal configuration, guides can easily be found by typing in "PS2 Disk Read Error" on a search engine like

Sorry I couldn't help you more, I tried to fix my own PS2 about a year ago and ruined the motor drive for the tray, so will not touch or condone such unless your pretty good with small parts and electronics.

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