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Playstation 2 disc reading problem

I have a Playstation 2 (not the slim edition) that won't read discs. I put a disc in the tray, and close the tray, but nothing happens. It doesn't load or anything. I've tried shutting it off and turning it on, going to the browser (where the disc symbol doesn't appear) and cleaning the disc. Nothing. what is goin on?

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  • bpg15 Dec 12, 2009

    UPDATE: I have had the console since 2002, and it was bought brand new. Before i spend money on it, are there any tests that i can do to determine or narrow down the problem? thanks for the responses!

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Well the same situation happend to me and it may seem silly but, my first question Where did you buy it from and how long have you had it 2nd it may be the eye of the ps2. What you need to do is take it to a trusted pawn shop and see if they can change the eye or clean it BUT you dont try to clean it ok..Hope it works.

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The lens just may need a clean, or may need new drive, cheers

Posted on Dec 12, 2009

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    chris williams Dec 12, 2009

    theres not alot else you can really do, to check other than taking it into a shop and selling it and buying another second hand 1, but yes it may be the eye on the ps2, which is the lense that reads the disk, but you can clean it yourself aslong as you are carful, ive cleaned plenty myself as i work in a computer shop, but if you do clean it yourself make sure you only use some sort of WHITE SPIRT, NOT USE WATER, and use a ear bud as it has cotton wool on the end, and it nice and thin to use, but do be careful as they are not strong, but dont waste money getting some1 else to do it, cheers

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