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Rock band for ps2

We just bought it and our console is not reading the game at all. we tried exchanging the game (we've tried THREE!) nothing is happening. all of our other games work fine. help?????? tellme we didn't spend 160 bucks for nothing!

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  • jennarie Feb 11, 2008

    what??? why wouldn't they tell us that then? before we spent almost 200 dollars????

  • cdsrocky Feb 23, 2008

    we have the same problem on the Slim, fyi. Rock Band (Harmonix) sez it's Sony's problem. Pleasant phone support, but not helpful. I'm very upset at manufacturer and retailers for not issuing at least a tech bulletin to advise consumers with purchase.

    So much for my son's B-day party today

  • ldalgard Mar 06, 2008

    We have ps2 and the game won't work. I have already exchanged once. All other games are working. What is the problem???? My son has been asking for this since Xmas and we weren't able to get one until we ordered on line with Best Buy. WE have the slim ps2 and I checked to make sure it is the correct match and it is.

  • ldalgard Mar 06, 2008

    What should my next step be if exchanging the Rock Band game doesn't work(which I have already done)? I don't think I should have to go out and buy another PS2 to see if it will work in a different PS2???? My son really wants this game. Why have I spent the last 2 months trying to get it, only to find out our ps2 slim just happens to be the one that it doesn't work on!!!???

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2008

    Rock band was working on our PS2 but suddenly quit....all other games still work...bought a new game it will not work either.

  • gantzert Mar 30, 2008

    We have Rock Band for PS2 and it worked for a while and quit working. We just bought a new disc today, and it won't work, either. All the other games we have work. We can't figure out what's wrong. Can anyone help???

  • mblawson May 05, 2008

    Bought Rock Band for ps2. Brought home, put in, will not read disc. Tried auto diagnosis, cleaned disc, returned, got new copy, still the same. Will not read disc. What can I do?

  • chickenfish May 10, 2008

    We just got rockband, plugged everything in and rewired everything and it still wont read the disk. We don't know whats wrong with it

  • bentle May 13, 2008

    I have had the exact same problem however there's a twist. I refused to accept that the game I had waited for so long to buy just wouldnt work. I did what any god smacked frustrated person would do and tried starting the system over and over and over again. I was able to play about three times though. Is that not the strangest thing or what?

  • bentle May 13, 2008

    I have had the exact same problem however there's a twist. I refused
    to accept that the game I had waited for so long to buy just wouldnt
    work. I did what any god smacked frustrated person would do and tried
    starting the system over and over and over again. I was able to play
    about three times though. Is that not the strangest thing or what?

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    Also purchased the bundle for PS2 slim. One verse into Here It Goes Again and ours freezes, so we can't progress through the tour. We're just using the song unlock cheat until we can afford to buy a PS3...which probably won't be for another six months. Ridiculous. Store we bought it from won't do a refund, just an exchange, which is obviously not the problem. :/

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    We purchased rock band for our girls and it is not working, the, microphone & drums make no sound. We connected and reconnected several times! This is an expensive game that is not worth the trouble. Jen

  • kestringer Jul 13, 2008

    We just opened the box and our system won't read the brand new disc. All of our other games work fine. We don't know what to try. Suggestions?

  • cd hollis Aug 04, 2008

    Same problem as everyone else. My ps2(fat black model) will not read my Rock Band Disk. Rock Band's warranty dept. said it is because it is a dual layered disk & that it was Sonys fault b/c some ps 2 models were not made to read dual layered disk. Sony said that it was just that my ps2 must be damaged do to wear & tear even though I told them I do not have any problems with any other disk & I tried my disk in my neighbors ps2(different style) & it worked. I also tried the neighbors Rock Band disk in my ps2 and it will not work either.

    Where do I go from here?

  • robjob05 Aug 23, 2008

    got a brand new Rock Band for PS2 and it just wont load at all! all other games are working just fine!

  • jeffforfree Oct 16, 2008

    my slim ps2 wont read the disk but i have a friend that has the older ps2 and it works just fine I dont understand that seems everyone else is having the opposite problem....hmmmmmm maybe its just a luck of the draw which one it works on

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    i just recieved both rockband and need for speed undercover for my fat PS2. They are both new games, however undercover works fine and rockband refuses to load. I am sad. Could this have something to do with progressive scanning? Undercover does not require this mode, yet rockband does. solutions?

  • guest112233 Dec 29, 2008

    We had the same problem with rockband not loading on a slim ps2. It could not read the disc.Try the track volume 2 disc for rockband. It would load when the original disc would not. Its new and does not have as many songs, but it will play. My nephews can finally play their rockband and are thrilled! Cost of rockband track 2 ps2 game was $29.99, but its worth it to me.

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    I have the old ps2 and it plays rock band with all four players just fine! We hooked up my girlfriends kids slim ps2 to the rock band it worked, but when you play all the instruments it wouldn't register the note and you would fail out with 40% of song complete. We would atleast finish the song on my console!

  • Rocket_21 Mar 13, 2009

    I bought Rock Band 2 and it didn't read on my playstation2 so I went and bought another Rock Band 2 at a different store brand new and it didn't read either. Very dissapointed! Why doesn't it work our playstaion is not that old.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    psh rockband is a piece of ****...mine won't even load the playstation logo...i plugged it in and it's just blank...then i open the tray and it went to the menu...then it work..then it didn't...i give up i'mi just going to go return the piece of **** and get guitar least that works...



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We just purchased the Sony Rock Band. There are no instructions for the microphone and our 10 year old wants to sing! I would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks!

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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I accidentally turned my PS2 upside down while cleaning it & voila it works. I cleaned the lense too but turning the whole system upside down fixed it for me.

Posted on Dec 25, 2008

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Wow cleaned the ps2 with a q-tip and alcohol it works thank you all for the idea

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

I have not had a problem playing rock band since the day I was desperate enough to wipe the lens with a Q-tip
(i have actually become tired of the game and havent played in quite a while now) I dont want to stear anyone to harm there waranty or damage their console but I went from angry and broken hearted to relieved.

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

The rock band game only works on newer ps2, certain models can not read the disc because of the way that they are made. this is all sony's fault, they provided the discs to rock band . the term they used was "double layering" olderr model ps2 consoles do not have the capabilities to read these discs, have to upgrade to a newer system. sony sucks for doing this to us loyal playstation users. WE WANT FREE UPGRADES

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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I know it sounds dumb but the sollution is easy just wipe your lens with a q tip (I used peroxide) I've yet to expirience any problem since I did.

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

I have the same problem for PS2 but when i go to the browser and wait for 6 minutes the disc is read. I know its a drag to wait for rockband but hery atlest it works.

Posted on May 28, 2008

Someone Told me that it only worked on Ps3 but I don't know for sure but they said that it worked.  I have actually bought the game and Returned it, our hopes Are all down now and we now we only play it on my friends Xbox

Posted on May 06, 2008

Bought rock band for the ps2 - doesn't work - ps2 cannot read
the disc. Guy at the store says newer games are coated
differently, call sony for a free upgrade. Sony says send us
$45 and we'll send you a new system.

My ps2 system is a 75001. That means there is only 1 version
newer that mine other than the current one.

So if you buy rock band for the ps2 IT WILL NOT WORK
unless you have 1 of he two newest ps2 models. Could
be only the new one works. Don't know for sure because
sony tried to blame it on harmonix.

sony lost a loyal ($6k in sony equipment) customer trying
to pull their version of the ol' bait and switch scam.

Posted on May 05, 2008

Plug a playstation controller up to the playstation to navigate through the menus.  You cant with just a mic.

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My mic wont work either, I'm very pissed. And I don't know what to do about it. We tried another mic we had from an american idol game and it wont work either.

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If it is the fat ps2 it doesn't play on them srry

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

  • charles watson II Feb 13, 2008

    they didn't know i feel srry for u wasting that money

    only a few know this i found this out from a freind that bought it cause they tried on the walmart fat one then a new skinny one out of package and it worked


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