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Help me!!!! I own this PS2 for years now! This problem started like a week ago: Somewhere around last week, I get a disc read error when I want to play a game. I tried cleaning the discs, using the caned air, wiping the eye, blowing inside the machine, turning it on and off... I had to do it like 4 times or more until the game finally plays, then it the same thing all over agian. Now a view days later, even if I put a Q-tip in the machine, the games won't play at all, even if I do all that stuff 100 times! It's Making me crazy!!!!!! Is there any way to fix this problem????????

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Sounds like your laser has gone out of a limemunt and yes it can be fixed

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