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My PS2 will not play Compact Discs (blue read side

I was play Lego Starwars and the next time I tried to play it
I couldn't (its a Cd as well) It really annoys me because half my discs are
Cds and they don't either. They are all clean

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TRY TO CLEAN THE LENS OR GET THE LENS REPLACED BY A TECHN.

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Playstation wont start up the game.


Does the system boot? Have you tried CD (blue or black discs) or DVD (silver discs)?

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Will not read blue discs no problem with clear(silver) ones tho.


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The trick to getting the discs to play on any PS@ (old or new) when they are black or blue is to put a piece of tape lengthwise and width wise around the hole in the disc on the topside (picture-side) of the disc. What this does is add weight to the disc and thus allows the PS2 to read it more accurately. I had bought many older titles not too long ago and was disappointed when they didn't work. Then I spoke with a Japanese expert online and he suggested using scotch tape around the hole in the disc and it worked instantly. Don't be fooled into buying a new PS2, just a roll of scotch tape. You'll only need four one inch strips.

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Problem of ps2 console


Hi Faizy,

 

It should play Cd, Cdr, and DVD as well.  If it will play PS2 and ps1, it should have not problem playing the other three.  If your discs are dirty that was cause it not to read.  If its more can you please expand on what is happening.

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My PS2 will not play my games


Hi Willhayes79, Test to see if the PS2 will read any Discs it is supposed to read. Try CD, CDR, PS1, PS2 Blue, PS2 silver, DVD. It might read something. To repair open the case, and clean everything in sight. Dust is your enemy. ?When you get to the lens, Use a Q-tip lightly damped with Rubbing Alcohol to swab the lens clean. Then dry it. You may have to completely disassemble the PS2 all the way to get all the dust. I believe Dust is shorting out your disc drive spindle. If your not comfortable with fully disassembling you playstation, Then go to WWW.playstationclinic.com and they may do a Cleaning and Tuning for $20 plus shipping.

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My ps2 doesnt read some of my games


This can sometimes be caused by the actual PS2 media. PS2 discs usually have either a silver or blue bottom. Silver is DVD media and Blue is CD media. Sometimes the laser mechanism gets a little wonky and can't read one type or another. Typically, older games had the blue discs (Kinetica and Gran Turismo are some of the oldest games on the system) I would check the color of your existing games and see if that is an issue. Another possible idea is that you just got a bad disc, it doesn't happen very often but it does pop up from time to time.

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My PS2 Slim plays music, black and blue discs, but doesn't play silver discs nor DVDs.


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