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Playstation slim my playstation wont play any games im not sure if there is a problem with the lens or what but it makes a louder sound than it should if any one can help that would be great...

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  • ChaosGamer Apr 02, 2008

    my ps2 slim has the same problem it occurs when i load any of my games it gets worse when they are at a save screen or at a loading point i the game is this normal.

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If you have tried a CD cleaner disk with no results, then this is a problem with the laser that reads the disks. These lasers have two adjustments on the bottom of them, one for CDs (PS1 games) and one for DVDplaystation slim - 5.gif (PS2 games). It is sometimes possible to adjust the DVD side and get it to work (there are many tutorials on the web on how to do this), but unfortunatly this is a temporary fix. The only real fix is to buy another laser. They are very abundant on the web (ebay1.gif is a great source for them too!). They are very reasonably priced now. Either way the unit will have to be disassembled. Hope this helps you out...

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