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System dropped After my son dropped his PS2 it shows disc read error, it will now play PS1 games only. It does start to load PS2 games but then jams & then only says no data or disc read error. I have tried cleaning lens. bit confused as tutorials show one white cogged adjusting screw, his system has 2 one to left & one to right.

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    after the the console dropped i tried ps1 ps2 but the only disc it will play is the blue back disc.the only thing the console will do when i put in the silver back ones is that is the browser an system configuration screen only appear it want even play cds i tried cleaning the laser.

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9 out of 10 times when the fat ps2 cant/wont read disk its the cd tray needs to be adjusted.

I would suggest opening up the ps2 and cleaning the console with Qtips and rubing alcohol. if the laser will wont read. go to youtube.com type in fix my ps2 laser. you will watch a video on how to adjust your cd tray.

The reason for this issue is if the laser is to close or to far from the cd the laser cant read the cd.


the worse problem u can come across is the laser 100% failed. which is rare but you can buy a new/used working laser on ebay.com or google it. the laser will have the model on it you want to make sure you get the correct model. otherwise it wont work.


contact united.gamez@gmail.com for help

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There will be a problem with the circuitry see if you can find a gaming repair shop, they will have it up and running in no time

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