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Disk read error.

Hey man I was wondering if i should go ahead and attempt to clean the laser. Could that be a possible quick fix? Not sure what other solution I should try.

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You can try a CD or DVD cleaning kit. Those sometimes fix the problem, but just like using them in a DVD player or CD player, it's hit and miss how effective they are.

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Hello is this a slim line or the thick...need to know this first befor i can let you know

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In most cases when the CD does not play it is possible that the optical head is a suspect. Sometimes it might pick up ordinary audio CD but will not play other formats. This indicates that the optical head is weak and so there is no detection or scanning of the CD . If the optical is working the tracks will be read immediately but with no scanning the laser head can be defective.

Sometimes certain cleaner disks will not be tracked to run for cleaning as it will not be read and so will reject. Hence it is ideal to manually clean the laser head eye using a cleaning swap /cotton bud with gentle pressure on the lens eye.
If any of the above seems otherwise we must recheck with possibilities of a malfunction of the main processor board

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In most cases when the CD does not play it is possible that the optical head is a suspect. Sometimes it might pick up ordinary audio CD but will not play other formats. This indicates that the optical head is weak and so there is no detection or scanning of the CD . If the optical is working the tracks will be read immediately but with no scanning the laser head can be defective.

The main motor will not work in some cases as unless the tracks are read the drive motor will not work with signal from the processor.
Sometimes certain cleaner disks will not be tracked to run for cleaning as it will not be read and so will reject. Hence it is ideal to manually clean the laser head eye using a cleaning swap /cotton bud with gentle pressure on the lens eye.
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This is a result of one of two things-

1) Your disc is dirty, damaged, or scratched. To fix this just clean it gently with a wet cloth, if it still doesnt work you can take it to a game store to have it cleaned there. It is possible that it is scratched to much and is unable to read at all.

2) Your Playstation 2's reading laser has become damaged or dirty. I suggest blowing air through the system with your mouth or preferably a can of compressed air which can be purchase at most retail stores.

This error seems most likely to be a disc issue.

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The problem is a read error. This means either a misaligned or dirty laser head.
The fix involves taking your ps2 apart, so it's up to you if you feel up to it!
Here's a fantastic step by step guide: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/guides/2003/11/ps2-repair-guide.ars
Good luck man.

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This error is caused because of your PS3 lens. It's probably dirty because of a long period from dust build up. So to fix this problem, it's high likely that you need to open up your console and fix it from within, but how?
Well, in order to fix an error like this, you can do 2 things. You either send your console over to Sony, or you will actually fix the problem all by yourself. But, what's the best option to do?
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1) Restart your Playstation 3. 2) Check for loose cables. 3) Unplug all cables, and plug them all back in correctly. 4) Take out the hard drive, and put it back in correctly.
Didn't these tips fix the PS3 disk read error problem? If not, then you've got to consider to choose 1 of these 2 options.
PS3 Disk Read Error Fix By Sony, Do Or Don't?
This sounds like a pretty normal and good option right? But, you wanted a cheap, quick and an easy fix right? Well, then this option isn't your cup of tea. When you do this, you'll have to pay $150. But, this only needed if your warranty has been expired.
Also, you will have to wait for 4-8 weeks before you console will be fixed.
Fix Ps3 Disk Read Error All By Yourself With The Use Of A Repair Guide?
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Leser Cleaning: This laser is super sensitive. Do not touch it with your finger or anything that could potentially damage it or leave a mark.
1) Canned Air. Get a can with a mini straw and blow it out pretty good. If it's giving you problems, blow out the ventallation ports as well.
2) Disc Cleaner. Best buy makes a disc cleaner that looks like a DVD. This is not the best way to go but it might work. Ask an employee what they recommend using.
3) Q-tip. If you have already opened it; or are past waranty and desperate to get it cleaned, open up the console and with a Q-tip dipped in a very small amount of rubbing alcohol (make sure it's not wet, just damp) SUPER LIGHTLY give the laser one good rub.
Please make sure you're giving it a good means of ventallation and ensure to never put it on carpet.

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Can not read disk error. Cleaning the disk will not fix the problem. The disks are all clean. Can the console be taking apart and clean?


well it could be the drive its self or maybe laser but it does sound like the laser i am not to sure cause i ve never really took a wii apart yet

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This error is caused because of your PS3 lens. It's probably dirty because of a long period from dust build up. So to fix this problem, it's high likely that you need to open up your console and fix it from within, but how?

Well, in order to fix an error like this, you can do 2 things. You either send your console over to Sony, or you will actually fix the problem all by yourself. But, what's the best option to do?

A Couple Of Tips That Might Fix The PS3 Disk Read Error

1) Restart your PlayStation 3.
2) Check for loose cables.
3) Unplug all cables, and plug them all back in correctly.
4) Take out the hard drive, and put it back in correctly.

Didn't these tips fix the PS3 disk read error problem? If not, then you've got to consider to choose 1 of these 2 options.

PS3 Disk Read Error Fix By Sony, Do Or Don't?

This sounds like a pretty normal and good option right? But, you wanted a cheap, quick and an easy fix right? Well, then this option isn't your cup of tea. When you do this, you'll have to pay $150. But, this only needed if your warranty has been expired.

Also, you will have to wait for 4-8 weeks before you console will be fixed.

Fix Ps3 Disk Read Error All By Yourself With The Use Of A Repair Guide?

Actually, this is your best option that you've got. You see, when you do this the repair will be cheap, quick and as long as you use a repair guide, it will be pretty easy too! In fact, I highly recommend you to take a look at this video and also on precautions.





Leser Cleaning:
This laser is super sensitive. Do not touch it with your finger or anything that could potentially damage it or leave a mark.

1) Canned Air. Get a can with a mini straw and blow it out pretty good. If it's giving you problems, blow out the ventilation ports as well.

2) Disc Cleaner. Best buy makes a disc cleaner that looks like a DVD. This is not the best way to go but it might work. Ask an employee what they recommend using.

3) Q-tip. If you have already opened it; or are past warranty and desperate to get it cleaned, open up the console and with a Q-tip dipped in a very small amount of rubbing alcohol (make sure it's not wet, just damp) SUPER LIGHTLY give the laser one good rub.

Please make sure you're giving it a good means of ventilation and ensure to never put it on carp

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XV-N40BK/XV-N44SL (NO DISK INSERTED)


Hey WeiesBlitz,

There may be a number of reasons why you may be encountering this problem, but there are a couple of quick solutions that may always try before seeking repairs on the player.

First, I would suggest making sure that the DVD's being used have been cleaned and are dust-free. Imperfections or impurities of any kind on the surface of a CD or DVD may prevent the laser in your player from being able to read, or even recognize the media inserted. You should be able to clean the DVD by using a soft and dry, lint-free (typically microfiber) cloth. Remember to try using gentle, outward strokes that run from the inner ring of the disc directly to the outer edge.

Second, you can always try cleaning the lens of the player itself using a commercial cleaning kit. Many retailers (including your local Best Buy™ store) may sell kits that clean lenses when inserted into your player like a normal DVD. Please keep in mind that not all DVD players are designed to function with these cleaning kits, and that you should always refer to your owner's manual for any possible warnings against the use of such products.

Should these suggestions fail resolve the problem, you may wish to try using other DVD's from your film library in the player. If other discs function normally, the non-functioning disc may be damaged. If using other discs results in the same error message, the player may be in need of physical repairs.

Hope this helps you out.

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the best to do is the basics open your ps2 and inside open the disc box ( you can simply identify it it is the place where the disc is played) get a cotton buds and wipe gently and smoothly the lens. If
still it won't work go to your nearest repair man for further advice. 

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your lens are dirty you have to clean it with cotton budds with oil

Sep 08, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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