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Disk read problems

I am having and issue with some of my PS2 games. The ones that are blue on that back no longer play. When I put them in the system makes some strange noises for about 30 seconds then it just says disk read error. The disks that I have with the silver backs work perfectly though. Any solutions to this matter beside just not playing games that have a blue back to them.

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Hello .this could be a laser problem .most of the blue discs are cd based .silver can be cd or dvd . do you know how to pull it apart .also what version is it .the waqy to tell is by model no,and the amount of screws in bottom case.8 or 10

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