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Disc reading error

I think our laser has jumped off track is there a way we can fix it ourselves

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Does it have this problem with all discs? if so, all the lazer needs is a good cleaning. i sold my PS2 for the same reason, then the buyer cleaned it, and low n behold, ran great...=P

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My playstation 2 does not recognise that a disc had been inserted


What Cause's Disc Read Error's

There are many different factors on what could cause a DRE.

1. Games, Cd's, DVD's, Cd-Rom's all could be scrached up to much, for the PlayStation to be read them

2. Your PlayStation could be to Dirty! Meaning, dust, hair, dirt, water, soda, anything that may have gotten into your PlayStation system, causing your laser/lens no being able to read the Disc correctly.

3. Your PlayStation laser-lens could be out of line. This happens if your PlayStation has been droped, kicked, wacked around. Really, and physical abuse. For those of you that don't know what this means, here is a quick over view. Your playStation laser is on a track. When your system is on, the laser slides back and forth to read what ever disc you may have in the system at that time. So physical abuse could cause the laser to get off track.

4. Your system's laser, or DvD player might just be broke. This could happen if it has taken in to much physical abuse, or just a random occurrence.



What Can I do, to fix my Disc Read Error

If you think, that one of these problems might be giving your DRE's, then this next section is here to help you.

1. This problem is simply fixable. All you need to do, is either run your disc through a disc cleaner, or get your disc refurbished. You can easily get your disc refurbished at either Gamestop, Eb Games, Best Buy if I remember does them. Or any computer store. Or, you can simply just buy a new Game, Cd, or DVD

2. There are few different ways, to help fix your PlayStation system, that is giving you Disc Read Errors from your system being dirty.

A. You can simply run a Laser-Lens Cleaner through your PlayStation System. This will remove any dust, hair, or dirt, that may be blocking the laser-lens to be able to read your disc correctly.

B. You can use a Air Duster to blow out where you disc goes into your system. This could blow away any dust, dirt, or hair that may be trapt in the DVD player of your system.

C. If you want to open up the PlayStation system yourself, to really give the laser-lens, and DVD player a good cleaning, you can FOLLOW this Guide I found. (This is one guide I have shown many users, and all have used and loved the guide) Remember, if you open your PlayStation system, this will void any warranty that your system may still have. It may even prevent sony from fixing your PlayStation system, if you should choose to have them fix it. (Please read on how to have sony fix your Playstation in 2. D. in this section of the guide.) Altho, I have sent sony a PlayStation of mine that I have opened up myself, and broke the warranty sticker that is on the system.

D. You can simply call SONY. (PlayStation Support: 1-800-345-SONY) You just simply call that number, and just listen and tell the operator that you are talking to, what is going on with your system. They will then over the phone, try and help you figure out what the error is, and even try to help you fix the problem right then and there over the phone. Or they will ask you to send in your PlayStation system so they can further look at what may be causing yoru problems. Once they figure out what is causing you problems, they will go ahead, and fix the problems. If your system is still under the Sony One Year Warranty, you will have NOT be charged for the repairs. However, if your system is past the Warrany, they still will fix your system. Sometimes they WILL charge you, other times they might fix your PlayStation system for nothing!

3. You can try and fix your laser by visiting this GUIDE. Remember, if you open your PlayStation system, this will void any warranty that your system may still have.

4.If your PlayStation's DVD player, or lens is broken. Then you can either send your system into SONY to get it fixed. Or buy a new DVD player, or lens and repair it yourslef. (This part of the guide will updated with links soon)


Thanks,
We hope to see your problem resolved.
Good Luck and Good Day.

Jun 26, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Hi, unfortunately my Wii fell onto the carpet last


i think that the laser inside the disk drive has skipped

lets say the laser moves from a to b (a is the start)(b is the end)

the laser might of jumped to b but the console still thinks it is at a and it keeps trying to move it towards b but it cant go any further because the laser tracks stop

you could open the console up and test the drive or replace the disk drive

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If Wii gives Disc Read Error, first step you need to check is to try another disc or clean the exisitng disc. This will confirm that problem is with either Wii or Disc. If the console itself is giving disc read error then it needs to be repaired. You may check out DIY Wii Fix Guide, that will show step by step information to fix the problem yourself. It also gives information on fixing many Wii Related Problems, so its a kind of Wii Problems Reference Fix Guide...

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Made a video showing how I fixed this problem on my Wii. I show how to troubleshoot, take it apart, clean the laser and replace the DVD ROM if needed. Cleaning the laser didn't fix my problem but most of the time it will.

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Disc Read Error


the laser might just need re-aligning or the power adjusting so that it will read the discs again. cleaning the laser with a cotton bud and spit is as good as anything but only wet the tip a little bit enough to wipe the laser. The you would be better to adjust the 'pots' on the 360 laser because after a lot of use the laser unit loses power and starts to get disk read errors. we can fix this type of error and we will knock £5 off the price for all fixya users. www.fixmyconsole.co.uk

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you might have to clean the laser gat a laser cleaning kit from somewhere (should work if not take 2 a shop)

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Disc Read Error


there can be many reasons.
1 u hav not inserted the disc properly
2 the discs hav scratches
3 your laser has been damaged and needs to be replaced
tell me if there's more
did u take it anywhere?

Jul 04, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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After you open up your PS2 slimline. There is a silver track or bar that the laser moves up and down. I fixed our disc read error problem by lossening up both screws slightly. It took me a couple of adjustments before I completely solved the problem, but now it works like a charm. You can maually test it to see how smooth it runs down the track after your adjustment. Good luck.

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Try to use cd rom lens head cleaner, the one with the small brush at the middle of the disk, never use cleaner using liquid solution. the best cleaning method is to open the cd and clean manually the laser lens using a cotton buds, the lens are so delicate so don't apply too much force. you can easily locate the lens in the cd case, it is a round bluish lens. cd rom cleaner works best when your unit is clean!! Huhh? Run it once a day, regularly, its like sweeping the floor of your house before you work for that day. Cd rom cleaning depends on playing back the No 1 and jumps to no 3 tracks, cleaning takes place on track 2 of the disc, you cannot clean if you cannot play the unit.. get that?

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