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Just hooked up the ps2 and it's asking for a ps or ps2 format disk?

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To use the system you need official Sony Playstation or Playstation 2 game disks. Backup disks will not work without hacking your system, and are illegal.

Original Playstation (one) disks are hard to find at stores, but PS2 / Playstation 2 disks can be found cheaply at stores like 'Game Stop' or 'Walmart'

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