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Help meee! When i try to play my games it pops up "disc read error"

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A few possibilities.

The discs are scratched, the laser lens is dirty/damaged, the laser output is low, electronic fault.

Often the problem is dust/fingerprints on the laser lens.

Try cleaning the laser lens with a very soft brush eg: camera lens blower brush, or very gently with a tissue (if it's a fingerprint)

If the laser output level is low, it may require replacement. They deteriorate with use.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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