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Ps2 all of a sudden my ps2 slim is not working. when i put a disc in either game or dvd it says reading disc for about 1 second then stops and nothing else happens. it is about 2 months old. i have cleaned the lens also so is there something else i can try?

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Maybe you need to wait a few days for it to work again, or maybe you can replace the disk drive.

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