When I get ready to play my playstation it acts as if the laser is not scanning my games or dvds. I insert the game push the power button and when it comes on it goes straight to the browser and system configuraton screen. So could you please help me and maybe its something I can fix myself. I really can't afford another playstation 2.
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IF YOU HAVE WARRANTY SEND IT TO SONY!
You can try powering on to your "diagnostic screen", (there are videos online to show you how) and try restoring your file system. If this does not work, listen to the area that you insert your disk while inserting. if it sound like it is spinning, then you may have a dirty lens. If it is making a "studdering noise" then your Bluray laser is bad and needs to be replaced. The part is about $50.00 on ebay on not hard to do.
This can be caused by a dirty laser in the drive. try cleaning the laser with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol. If this does not fix the problem you will need to get the laser replaced. If it is still under warranty contact Sony with this site: https://service1.us.playstation.com/rma.htm?_flowExecutionKey=_c71000C59-AA41-E39E-0F5C-E9201DBE7B2B_kA7F58291-2AE5-F8BD-E0D2-C63AAC401CB1
Your PS2 laser is wearing out. When the laser starts to go, first games will skip... then eventually the PS2 will stop reading DVDs altogether. If you keep using it to read CDs, it will eventually stop reading those too and the laser will die altogether. Here's a website that will help you identify your PS2 model, show you how to replace the laser, and they sell parts and do repairs too http://store.richspsxparts.com/slps2direerl.html
After awhile some games with the purple, black, or blue reading sides and DVDs won't load. The laser in the Playstation 2 either goes bad, or gets shifted out of place. On my Playstation, the laser shifted lower than usual due to moving it. Some people prefer to fix this on their own, while some people pay a professional.
To find out more on fixing the "Disc Read Error" yourself (and VOID THE WARRANTY) go to: