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Eek Playstation 2 Slim wont read any disc!!

My Playstation 2 slim wont read any type of disc at all. It turns on alright and can read the memory card but every time i put a disc in it doesnt even read it, and i dont think it spins either. My brother said he accidently put in his labtop charger into the back instead of the playstaion 2 wire thing (not exactly an electronic expert lol) as both are identical and since then it doesnt read any game or dvd discs.

Help!!! Playstation 2 is the only thing keeping me alive these holidays lol!


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  • evdog Feb 12, 2008

    i have the same problem, it wont read any disc, not even a cd. one day it wouldnt play a ps2 game but my ps1 crash bandicoot game worked fine, then the next day it wouldnt read that either.

  • bluecanoe Feb 25, 2008

    i have cleaned the laser.  I still get the could not read disc everytime

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    Huhm...pretty strange. We're here because ours suddenly (as in the past month) has started to do the saaaaame thing. Kinda brings back the old PSP 2 nightmares. Argh!! We have 2 slims. One works fine, the other not. We've swapped cables and connections and still, one won't play most discs now. We can get it to play DVD-R, but no store boughts and no DVD+R. Some games won't play or are very sticky/slow. :o( Hope someone has a fix! ,,,Please?..Thanks!

  • texzephyr Apr 13, 2008

    Mine just started doing the same thing today! Mines a SCPH 70002 slimline PAL and i didn't do anything wrong to it then this morning after i had been playing guitar hero 2 the night before, it would'nt run the disc! I've got disc read errors whenever i've tried to run an Xploder before now and now it wont even spin discs! HELP!!!

    CDs, DVDs, PS1 games etc won't run either.


    i don't want to buy a new console, and its expensive to get repairs where i am. If i cant get this to work i might sell up and get a wii.

    I have a weak laser now i think though that shouldn't be the problem as far as i can tell it doesn't even try to read discs.

    Help please somebody...

    Tex. to contact me if u find an answer.

  • multipler Jun 04, 2008

    my console is asking for a system disc to be loaded even though my disc used to play ok other discs seem to play ok

  • madpagie Jun 18, 2008

    out playstation slimline will read sometimes...or it will say it needs a ps2 disc..or it will say something about a browser

  • madpagie Jun 18, 2008

    our ps2 slimline will spin...however we get eithe need a ps2 disc which is in..or....can't read data....or get browser/configuration reply...or it will start and then stop

  • queeku3773 Jul 11, 2008

    I have the same problem. It won't even read the disc.

  • chris_kurth Aug 16, 2008

    my playstation 2 won't read dvds

  • rionthelion Oct 12, 2008

    when i put games in, it just loads straight to the system configuration screen it recognizes the memory card but not the disc, nor is it spinning, and the fan is blowing alot louder than!

  • wildguy23 Oct 22, 2008

    my ps2 does not read discs of any kind... when loading it simply says "browser" which will allow you top read the memory card, and "configuration" which allows you to set date and time etc..

    Any Ideas??? PLEASE :)

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2008

    I have the same problem

  • gate743 Nov 08, 2008

    i try to play a game on the ps2 slim but it wont even establish that the disk is there i need help can u help me

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    My ps2 will turn on completely fine. I can read and look at my memory card. I can do the System configuration thing. But when it comes to the disc part, it always says it wont read it!!!! someone please help me. My life revoles around my ps2,but now,it's all gone!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!

    *12 year old*

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    2 days before my PS2 is working fine and then 2 days later it won't read any of my games.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    Mine isn't working,not reading any disk only brings me to the browser screen someone help me fix this problem please ps2 is my life!

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    1 year old PS2 Slim, stopped reading any discs!
    Pretty much never used it, only used it with BUZZ maybe 20 times at the most .
    Always been packaged in original package, or stored in a cupboard so dust or wear can't be an issue!

  • AmberVixen Jan 07, 2009

    wont play god of war or most dvds says it cant be read only some random stuff will work

  • shadowfyre Jan 09, 2009

    i bought two if my friends ps2s and the discs wont spin at all it runs and boots up but it wont read my discs

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    bought a new ps2 slimline a few years ago 11 months into owning with hardly any use it started jumping on games etc. as it was still under warranty i contacted sony who told me it was a problem with the laser they arranged a courrier to collect from my h/a but would only offer me a refurbed ps2 as a replacement with a 3 month warranty. Now this refurbed ps2 has stopped reading discs alltogether (same problem) but now out of warranty. I have come to the conclusion that for so many people to have the same problem they must be made of ****.

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    I'm having the same problem too. I was going to watch a DVD on my PS2 last night and when I closed it, it wouldn't spin. It was perfectly working the day before but now it won't read anything. I only use the PS2 to watch movies because I don't play games on that thing. I was going to sell it, but now I can't because it won't read anything.

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2009

    my ps2 is wierd it wont read any discs but if i turn it off with a disc in it then turn it on it will read a disc but freeze at the menu screen what the hell is the problem?????

  • dragon king Mar 19, 2009

    hi! my ps2 won't read any of my discs at all! it won't even say reading disc on the screen. it will say it for a few seconds and then stop. what do i do?

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    How do you fix your ps2 when you accidentally put your laptop charger inside it and it won't say "reading disk?"

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    this sucks my ps2 slimdosent read my disc at dosent even say its reading the disc on the screen and it dosent even make the disc spin.WHAT THE **** IS UP WITH THE SYSTEM!!!!

  • PS2Master Apr 26, 2009

    i have the same peoblem.WHAT THE HELL IS THE PROBLEM!!

  • John Allen Jun 02, 2013

    I opened myien up and me and my friend think its the motor that spins the disk just leike you



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OK. First of all, put any disc in and turn on the PS2. Push the spot shown here down with something about the size of the TV end of the AV cable.
Watch what it does. Does it stop spinning? If so, see this pic

  1. This keeps the disc from spinning when the cover is open.
  2. push this down while following the instructions from the first pic. Does the disc work?
  3. There's usually a small object that pushes #2 down. Chances are it broke off.

This piece here is what broke off on my PS2 as seen in the previous image. If you can find some way to glue it back on, you should be back in business.

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  • Spens1032 Nov 29, 2009

    Actually, there's an easier way to do this. Along with what I posted earlier, if you clip off the end of #1with a toenail clipper, all will be well.


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Well if there is a difference in the voltages on these cables then you may have damaged the CD-ROM drive

Posted on Jan 30, 2008


Same problem here. The unit worked yesterday, today it won't read any discs. I've barely used the thing, so it shouldn't be an over-use / worn out issue. Are the PS2 slims all starting to fall apart at the same time?

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I dunno i think the motors for the drive is ded mien wont read any thing. Willing to trade or selll my PS2slim white, Id even tade a new copy of diablo 3 for the ps2 to work again my comp dont suport it do its usle im intrested in all request i got piles of cords and i have a Ps2 that came with the rare white case

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