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Every disc we put in the PS2 comes up as "cannot read disc" - even a brand new one! Help!!!!!!!!

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The best way to get out of this is a repair shop, could be something wrong with the circuitry, the lens or the programming, find a repair shop and im sure they will be able to sort something out for you in minutes for a pretty low cost

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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