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Ps2 console When a game or dvd is inserted the ps2 automatically cycles through the options and will not stop. If you select something while it is cycling, it will just give you an error message. This happens with or without memory card.

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    My ps2 plays everything excert compact disks.

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Did you try using a differnet controller, maybe your analog stick is broken.

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My counsels time resets to 1/1/2000 why?


That is the default setting when you reset the PS2, It's programed into the system. Since PS2 came out in May 2000 it automatically sets the time to the beginning of that year which is 1/1/2000
If you want to change it you

1. If there is a game disc in the console, remove it and then power the unit on/off.

2. When the opening screen appears, choose the bottom option of the two. One will be time and date

6. Return to the Time and Date Setup and verify or set your time zone.

7. Press CIRCLE to exit the configuration menu.

8. Insert the game disc and navigate to the Browser menu to select the game or browse the memory card.

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How to fix my playstation 2 that won t read grand theft auto san adreas


Your console is an old one,and your lens too is probably weak.Try cleaning your PS2 lens Watch Video at end of solution to clean your PS2 at home....
You can also follow these steps to make your PS2 to play GTA San Andreas:
  1. Turn on your PS2 without inserting any disc.
  2. On menu screen go to [options] by pressing 'triangle' button.
  3. A new screen will appear select by pressing 'X' [DISC SPEED]and set it to [FAST]
  4. Then insert the game disc.
  5. Turn off your PS2.
  6. Press and Hold the [Reset Button] till the blue light turns on.Release the Reset button and press it again.
It will take a bit more time to play game,but first i recommend you to clean your PS2 lens,watch this video.


I've got something else to add.......you can follow above steps to play DVD movies if your PS2 dont play any.....!!!


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My playstation is unable to read dvd movies do i need some kind of cleaner for it and what type?


dOn wOrRy all u hAv to do is
to turn on uR pS2 witthout puttin a DVD oR aNy diSc........
on mEnu screen gOto [options] by pRessing 'triangle' button.........
a new screen will appear select by pressing 'X' [DISC SPEED]....n sEt it to fAst
.....then insert the DVD movie........tURn off PS2....
press n hold the reset button till the blue light is turned on
......release the button and press it again..............
it wOuld take a little tYm foR uR DVD movie to be loAded........
be patient till the movie plays it self..............
If uR DVd still wont play then you should clean your PS2's lens Watch this video.....!!!

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Ps2 wont play DVDs


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

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My ps2 won't play dvds anymore but will play ps2 games just fine. What happened and can it be fixed?


This is one of the most common problem faced by old thick pS2..........but dOn wOrRy all u hAv to do is to turn on uR pS2 witthout puttin a DVD oR aNy diSc........on mEnu screen gOto [options] by pRessing 'triangle' button......... a new screen will appear select by pressing 'X' [DISC SPEED]....n sEt it to fAst.....then insert the DVD movie........tURn off PS2....press n hold the reset button till the blue light is turned on......release the button and press it again.............. it wOuld take a little tYm foR uR DVD movie to be loAded........be patient till the movie plays it self..............

Sep 27, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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PS2 Star Wars Force Unleashed Game won't run


Another thing you might want to check is the system settings on the PS2. Start the PlayStation 2 console with no disk inserted in the drive. Upon loading to the main screen which states "Browser" and "System Configuration", press the X button on the controller. You will see five categories, highlight the PS Driver category, and then press the Triangle button once. Verify that both options within say "Standard". If they do not, then please use the steps below to change them.

- Use the D pad up and down to select the option that needs to be changed.
- Once the option is highlighted, press the X button once
- Use the up and down keys on the D pad to change the option to the Standard setting.
- Press the Circle button once to confirm the change

Next, use the D pad to select System Configuration, then press the X button. Using the up and down arrows on the D pad, cycle through the options on the screen and confirm that they read as follows.

Digital Output - Off
Component Out - RGB
Language - English
Screen - Full (This toggles the letterbox functions of the console, and may not be fully supported within the functionality of some games).

If any of the options are different from what is stated above, then, with the option highlighted, press the Triangle button. Use the D pad left and right to select the option that matches what is listed above. Once the correct setting is selected, press the Circle button. Once all the options are set as listed above, press the Circle button to return to the Main menu.

You may also want to try enabling the Auto-Diagnosis feature of the PS2, which will allow it to auto-detect the best settings to use when playing DVD's.

To Activate the Auto Diagnosis
- From the Browser and System Configuration menu.
- Press the triangle button to select Version.
- Highlight the Console from the list and press the triangle button - this accesses the next menu option.
- The Diagnosis will be highlighted.
- Press the X button to access the options available.
- Highlight "ON" and press the X button to affect the change

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Disc read error


Disc Read Error generally means that the game disk cannot be read by your console.

Reasons for Disc Read Error
1. Disk surface scratched or smudged.
2. Disk surface dirty.
3. Lens surface dirty.

Here is what you can try doing.

1. Check the game disc for any scratches or smudges on the surface of the game disc, try to clean them off by using a non-abrasive cotton cloth.

2. If the PS2 console is lying down, please set the console to on its side or if it's on its side set it to flat position, restart the console and then try game again. Always ensure the PlayStation 2 is in a cool, well ventilated place.

3. Remove and reinsert the Memory card of your PS2, restart the console then try running the game again.

Other troubleshooting that you can try.

Change the Disc speed of the PS2 DVD and then try again.

Start the PS2 with no disc in a drive. Press the "triangle" button on the controller.
Use the up and down buttons on the controller to select "Playstation Driver” and press the "triangle" button on the controller.
Select Disc speed. If it is set to "Fast," select "Standard"; if it is set to "Standard", select "Fast" and press the "X" button on the controller. Press the "O" button on the controller. Insert the game disc and restart the PS2. Try running the game again.


Turn the Diagnosis On for PlayStation2 to auto detect the best settings.

From the Browser and System Configuration menu. Press the triangle button to select Version. Highlight the Console from the list and press the triangle button - this accesses the next menu option. The Diagnosis will be highlighted. Press the X button to access the options available. Highlight "ON" and press the X button to affect the change. Restart the console and try the game again.

If the above steps does do not solve the error then you would probably have to replace the disc.


Note: If you are using the Slim version of PS2 make sure that the console is properly ventilated and that it should always be in the standing position, as the slim version of PS2 no fan or any other cooling unit unlike the normal PS2.

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When i turn my game on to play and put the cd into it it only gives me two options


my ps2 model scph15000
not read the orginal dvd game?
y the origanal cd in ps1 can read it :}
and cant read the pairated cd or burn cd / dvd game?

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My playstaition


the sony ps2 plays plays all games either ps3 games and othe console games .to play dvd games after inserting the disk first yu have to press three or four times the power puton contnously and the game automatically starts ok bye.

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About my ps2.plz help!!!!!!!!!


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