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Why does our ps2 play some ps2 games but says cannot read disk on other ps2 disks

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  • hall_donnie Feb 04, 2010

    well we just bought a brand new game and it still doesnt work with a new game that has no scratches or anything wrong with the disk

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This almost always happens if the lasers in your device are going faulty, either that or a thing called a "Quadrant Detector" is going the same way.. You see the software in an attempt to "read" over any scratches or imperfection on the disk, ramps the Current to the Laser Diode up & down, too much of this is NOT good for the laser, and detector at all, a few times would be OK, but often it is made to read them over and over again... well eventually those two components wear out, not actually fail but become damaged... this then causes these problems you are experiencing.Hope that helps.

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

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    Well NOT now, the damage has been done.... NOW they are faulty permanently ... I don't think you understood properly. ANY disk from now on will be "Pot luck". to work, As your LASER or QD are "faulty".... It has happened because of what has happened, it only has to happen even just ONCE before they are damaged permanently, OK?.

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