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Everytime i turn on the ps2 it says disc can not be read but nothing is wrong with the disc

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9 out of 10 times when the fat ps2 cant/wont read disk its the cd tray needs to be adjusted.

I would suggest opening up the ps2 and cleaning the console with Qtips and rubing alcohol. if the laser will wont read. go to youtube.com type in fix my ps2 laser. you will watch a video on how to adjust your cd tray.

The reason for this issue is if the laser is to close or to far from the cd the laser cant read the cd.


the worse problem u can come across is the laser 100% failed. which is rare but you can buy a new/used working laser on ebay.com or google it. the laser will have the model on it you want to make sure you get the correct model. otherwise it wont work.


contact united.gamez@gmail.com for help

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Try a nother ps2 if the games work then im sorry to say you need to replace the laser ? try one thing first ie give laser eye a clean then gently push laser to the back of ps2 and try a gain

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

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Now this is strange PS2 hangs up..............!!!wHich pS2 u have.........???slim or the old fat one.........???As far as disc read errors are there, u should clean ur lens by using some lens cleaner CD or do it manually[for fat one] urself it not a big deal........becarefull while opening the cover....clean the dust on lens with the tissue or any other light material......the problem can also b with ur disc change that also...........

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