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Could be that ur blu ray is dying... try cleaning it.. if that doesn't help u might have to replace the drive.. there are few other things u could try but it gets complicated

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I have two old ps2 slims wont read discs one make awful noise 1st one that makes noise has been forcefully pushed down (bit that holds disc). 2nd wont read disc no noise. if any one remember having this...

In both cases, the DVD drive is probably gone; a common issue. You could and try have somebody repair/replace it for you, or try it yourself.

If the DVDs are spinning, you can buy a separate laser-unit for around $15 on eBay (search for 'ps2slim dvd drive') and replace that part yourself; it's not that hard as you can see on this instruction video:

Jun 26, 2014 | Video Game Consoles & Games


How to resolve Xbox 360 disc read errors. Xbox will not play disc.

Is your xbox360 having trouble reading disc? In this guide I will provide some common solutions to help you fix your disc read issues.

1)Remove any memory devices or usb flash drives.
2)If the disc you are using is excessively scratched, this can cause the xbox to have trouble reading the disc. You can use a damp soft cloth to try and clean the disc. Grab the disc by the edges and using a soft damp cloth lightly wipe the disc from the center going outward.

3)Try removing your Xbox hard drive and then play a disc. Turn off the console. Locate the hard drive on the top of your system(depending on how you have it positioned). Press the release button on the hard drive.


If your system can read disc without the hard drive attached then you may need to replace the drive.

4)Clear the Xbox360 cache. Clearing the cache may remove updates to certain games. Keep this in mind.
Go to System Settings in the My Xbox menu. Select Memory, highlight your storage device and select Clear System Cache. Try and play the disc.

If after the above steps you are still having trouble. You may want to contact Microsoft Xbox live support to have your system serviced. You can find the support information in the link below,
Xbox Support


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on May 14, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console


Xbox help for "Can read CD but NOT DVD."

Step 1: Inspect and clean your disc Take a close look at the bottom side of your game, movie, or music disc (the side without a label or image). Are there scratches? Excessive scratches or smudges can prevent your console from reading the disc. Clean your disc 1. Hold the disc by the edges without touching the top or bottom surfaces. 2. Using a soft, clean, slightly damp cloth, lightly wipe from the center of the disc outward. Note Do not use solvents to clean the disc. 3. Once the disc is clean, load the disc into your console and see if the disc plays. If the disc still does not play, try step 2. Step 2: Try other discs Try other discs to determine whether the problem happens with any disc or only with this particular disc. If multiple game discs, DVDs, or CDs will not play: 1. Make sure the media type and the disc region code are compatible with the console. 2. If the problem happens with several discs of different types (games, DVDs, and CDs), skip to “Step 7: Request a repair” below. If a specific game disc will not play: 1. Search the Microsoft Knowledge Base to determine if the game title has any known problems. 2. Make sure the media type and the disc region code are compatible with the console. If the disc you are using has a region code that is compatible with your console but you still cannot play the disc, try step 3. Step 3: Clear your system cache If your Xbox 360 console can’t play multiple game discs, try clearing your system cache. Here’s how: 1. On the console, go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings. 2. Select Memory. 3. Highlight any storage device, and then press Y on your controller. 4. Select Clear System Cache.
Note If Clear System Cache is not available, use the button sequence described in the following article: 971755 How to clear the Xbox 360 console cache 5. Try to play a game disc. If you still can’t play a game disc, try step 4. Step 4: Remove the hard drive If the problem only happens with game discs, let’s try temporarily removing your hard drive. If your Xbox 360 console does not have a hard drive, skip to step 5. 1. Turn off your console. 2. Locate the hard drive on your console. 3. Press the release button on the hard drive and lift the hard drive from the console. 4. Turn on your console. 5. Try to play a game disc.If this step resolves the problem, reattach the hard drive and contact Xbox support to order a replacement hard drive. If this step resolves the problem, reattach the hard drive and contact Xbox support to order a replacement hard drive. If you still can’t play game discs, try step 5. Step 5: Disconnect memory units 1. Turn off your console. 2. Unplug any memory units attached to your console. 3. Turn on your console. 4. Try playing a game. If this step resolves the problem, reattach the memory units and contact Xbox support to order a replacement memory unit.

on Feb 15, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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My slim ps2 won't play game discs. It gives me disc read errors and you can hear noises that indicate that the disc is coming off and spinning incorrectly. What can I do to fix it?

open your ps2 with the game inside and push down on the center of the game till it clicks it might not be pushed down all the way and 2 upgrade to a ps3 games are way better good luck

Sep 23, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Ps3 dosent want to read discs how can i fix it?

You just need to readjust the laser a little it is not that hard to do! All you need is a top guide or to send it in and they will fix it for you.

May 20, 2010 | Sony PlayStation® 3 (80GB) Console

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Put disc in xbox 360, said reading then open tray. wont play no discs

@paulhull58 when the disc tray closes push down firmly on the top of your xbox where the tray is. if not clean your disc.

Apr 04, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Won't read any game discs or dvd's.

First remove your hard drive and try to play a game without it, reattatch your hard drive and see how you get on.
second let your console cool down this happens sometimes when the console overheats.
Third it could be the laser in the dvd drive,if this is the case it will need stripping down and either adjusting or replaceing.
let us know if this solution worked for you.

Jan 11, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How do i fix my ps2 if it is not reading any of my disc

What do you need to fix? Anyway, when you go to the browser does it acknowledge that the disc is there, even when you close it? If the answer is yes then the prong on the top of the cover is broken. There is a hole which the prong goes into. In it there is a button. Push the button down when you are in the start menu. It should read the disc.

Jun 06, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Will not read/playgames

Hi there,

You will need a new laser, theres a few repair places out there which will install it for you.

if you are putting a weight on top, this means it is definitly the laser as your pushing the laser closer to the disc for it to read so its loosing power.

hope this helps


May 04, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Whirring when green button is pushed

push down the disc good, the whirring is the disc being read,

Jan 14, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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