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Disk read error

I tried your solution, and I got the lense cleaned, but now when I try to close the ps2 the disk holder raises up too high so I can't close the ps2. i didn't do anything other than clean the laser so i am not sure what I could have done or what I can do to fix this new problem. Please help if u have any ideas.

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Hello.check and see if the lense is sitting down properly ..as i said you have to be very carefull when doing this .a bit hard to give you a guide when you cant see the problem .good luck

Posted on Mar 03, 2008

  • neil marriott Mar 12, 2008

    one other thing .did you move the tray at all .sounds like you mat have put the tray timing out

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