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Playstation 2 playstation does not read disc to start game

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    i put the disk in then i turn the playstation 2 on and the screen says browser and under browser one line down it says system configuration. please help me. and i even cleaned my disk and tryed 2 diffrent ones

  • ajcj May 20, 2008

    We have the same problem and our cd was a brand new cd. When you listen to the playstation its not spinning the cd.

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Your CD may be dirty, clean them.

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Disk read error


The 'Disc Read Error' error message, 'Please Insert a Playstation 2 Formatted Disc' error message, or the 'No Data' error message is an indicator by your system that the console is having difficulty reading the game disc. This could be for many reasons; usually this is because the game disc is damaged or unreadable. However, in some situations, this can be a sign of a more serious issue with your Sony PlayStation 2. Try all of the steps listed below to troubleshoot the error:

Check the game disc.

1. If there are any noticeable scratches or smudges on the surface of the game disc, try to clean them off by using a non-abrasive cotton cloth.
Note: Do not rub hard and do not rub in a circular motion as this could further damage the game disc.
2. If there aren’t any noticeable scratches or smudges on the surface of the game disc, try using that game disc in another PlayStation 2.

* If the game disc works in another system, this is an indicator that your PlayStation 2 may be damaged. For information on getting your system repaired or replaced, you will want to contact Sony directly for assistance at 1-800-345-SONY.
* If the game disc does not work in another system, this is a good indicator that the disc is damaged or defective. To acquire a replacement game disc, you will want to refer to your manual for warranty information specific to your product.

Some Playstation systems, especially the older models, have trouble reading some newly manufactured Playstation 2 game disks. Sony recommends using their Auto Diagnosis tool (http://www.us.playstation.com/support/ps2/hardwaresystem/default.html) to resolve this issue.

Apr 05, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Playstation 2 reading disc...


time for a new ps2 im araid, you could try to open it up and clean the lazer but these systems are now so cheap it would probably be better to get a new one or a ps3

Mar 17, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Playstation 2 shows disc read error


it shows a disc read error on games that aren't even scratched and i had a game that was scratched and in skiped alot in game play but when i got the same game brand new it had the same problem

Dec 30, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Playstation wont start up the game.


Does the system boot? Have you tried CD (blue or black discs) or DVD (silver discs)?

If the system is booting and giving the disc read error then trysetting the machine on it's side, standing vertical. I have a machine that will only read discs in this stance.

You can also try to clean the laser assembly unit or manually adjust the assembly to help it focus because it has gotten near sighted. I've personally never had any luck with the manual adjustment.

Apr 02, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Rockband ps2 disc just continues to read and read and read...


After several resets of the console and waiting a lengthy period of time, game finally started

Aug 24, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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When I insert a game into my Playstation 2, sometime it will say that it is reading the disc, but then after a few seconds, it says that the disc cannot be read. And other times when I insert a game, it...


After awhile some games with the purple, black, or blue reading sides and DVDs won't load. The laser in the Playstation 2 either goes bad, or gets shifted out of place. On my Playstation, the laser shifted lower than usual due to moving it. Some people prefer to fix this on their own, while some people pay a professional.

To find out more on fixing the "Disc Read Error" yourself (and VOID THE WARRANTY) go to:

http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars


Jul 29, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Disc read error


Try cleaning the eye on the disc drive. If that doesnt work You will need a whole new disc drive

Feb 20, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2 keeps saying disk read error everytime disk is put in no matter what disk is put in what can i do to fix


  • Confirm the disc is inserted correctly into the PlayStation 2 console (label side should be facing up when the PlayStation 2 console is in the horizontal position).
  • Confirm the disc is clean. To clean a disc, use lint-free cleaning cloths made specifically for cleaning CD/DVD discs, sold at computer software stores. When cleaning the disc, we recommend starting from the innermost circle, and wiping out to the edge in a straight line. We do not recommend wiping in a circular motion, as it may create more scratches on the disc. [Note: Other materials, such as a paper towel or a T-shirt, may also scratch the disc. If there are any scratches, smudges, or fingerprints on the disc, it may not function properly.]
  • Try playing different CDs, DVDs, and games on the PlayStation 2 console to see if the problem exists across multiple discs.
  • To determine if the problem is with the disc itself, try playing the disc on a different PlayStation 2 console (or a PS oneTM or a standalone CD/DVD player, if applicable).
  • Confirm that you are not using any game modification devices. Unlicensed devices such as game modification devices can interfere with the proper function of the software. We do not recommend the use of any game modification devices or unlicensed products[1].


Dec 17, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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