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Playstation 1 When i turn on my playstation 1 a blue screen pops up that says memory card or cd and wont play the game how do i fix this?

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  • ketchup12 Apr 21, 2008

    I have cleaned the discs and have put in different games but it still stays on the menu screen.

  • alisap71 Apr 22, 2008

    I have the same problem...my playstation will play a cd but it won't play any games (all my games are authentic). I've tried cleaning the game discs as well but still nothing...

    Is it worth taking to a shop to get fixed?



    Thanks for any assistance.

  • ketchup12 Oct 09, 2008

    I fixed the problem!!!! I cleaned the lens with a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol. It worked. The lens was just dirty.

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What you're seeing is the menu. You need to put the disc in the console, or the disc is dirty and will not play, so it then automatically goes to the menu.

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