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Ps2 my ps2 will only play the black ps1 games and wont play dvds either, but will play audio cds i have cleaned and adjusted on laser with still no luck

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It's likely the DVD laser behind the lens is faulty, this would allow it to only play PS1 games. You can try contacting sony as they do both warranty and non warranty repairs.

us.playstation.com <---- contact info

Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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