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Disk read error

Not the disk or dirty lens. lens stops moving halfway. (big ps2)

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What you might want to do, is go to radioshack and buy a lens brush disk. i had the same problem and it really works, the maxell one works too, but if you get the radioshack one, there are 6 brushes instead of 2. Hope i helped!

Posted on May 16, 2008

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My playstation 2 makes a weird clicky sound when I try to play some of my dvds or games and sometimes it comes up with disk error or unable to read disk and its a brand new disk


Your PS2 lens is displaced from its original position that is what scratching your Discs and makes weird noises too.There can possibly be another reason for them ,your PS2's reading lens is dirty and it is covered by a layer of dust that scratches your Discs and makes sounds too.
You should first clean the lens of your PS2 watch this video to know how to clean your PS2's lens:


Disk read errors are mainly due to dirty or worn out lens,so clean your PS2's lens to get rid of this problem and as for that sound that will get fixed by cleaning lens if still it makes that sound then you will have to take your PS2 to repairer to set the lens height.
Thank you!

Nov 30, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Disc read error


its either a dirty lens inside the drive or a dirty disk. start with trying a lens cleaner.

Jun 12, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Says can not read disk


Disc read errors are mainly due to worn out lens or dirty PS2 lens.Clean your PS2 lens to get rid of this problem if your lens is dirty.Watch this video it will help you to know how to clean your PS2 lens.Watch it carefully.



Remember to keep your PS2 in Dust free environment if you don't want your PS2 lens to get dirty.
Thank you!

Nov 27, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Disc read error


Disc read errors are mainly due to worn out lens or dirty PS2 lens.Clean your PS2 lens to get rid of this problem if your lens is dirty.Watch this video it will help you to know how to clean your PS2 lens.Watch it carefully.

Remember to keep your PS2 in Dust free environment if you don't want your PS2 lens to get dirty.
Thank you!


Nov 25, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Wont load


Disc read errors are mainly due to worn out lens or dirty PS2 lens.Clean your PS2 lens to get rid of this problem if your lens is dirty.Watch this video it will help you to know how to clean your PS2 lens.Watch it carefully.


Remember to keep your PS2 in Dust free environment if you don't want your PS2 lens to get dirty.
If your PS2 can not play certain games like Rock band try this tip:
  1. Turn on your PS2 without inserting any disc.
  2. Menu screen will appear like:
  3. Press the ps_b_triangle.gif (triangle) Button to enter Version Information Menu that looks like
  4. Highlight the Play Station Driver as above and again press ps_b_triangle.gif (triangle).
  5. New screen will appear like
  6. Highlight the Disc Speed as above and press ps_b_x.gif button,to enter Disc Speed Menu
  7. And set it from Standard to "Fast".
  8. After you set Disc Speed to Fast, Press and Hold Reset Button to turn off your console.
  9. Then again Press and Hold Reset Button till the Blue Light turns on.
  10. Remove the Reset Button and Press it again.
And after that wait till your game is loaded.

Click here to view full tip.


Nov 16, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2 disk read error


THE LASER LENS AND OR HUB SURFACE is dirty

Dec 05, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Sony ps2 read disc error problem


Now this is strange PS2 hangs up..............!!!wHich pS2 u have.........???slim or the old fat one.........???As far as disc read errors are there, u should clean ur lens by using some lens cleaner CD or do it manually[for fat one] urself it not a big deal........becarefull while opening the cover....clean the dust on lens with the tissue or any other light material......the problem can also b with ur disc change that also...........

Sep 17, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Will play CD's but not DVD's or Games


You have to take the box apart and clean the lens.Ok !
  1. The white plastic gear that moves the laser must make contact with the "motor". A bad contact here can cause disk read errors. Sometimes it looks Ok, but you may need to remove the lens and bend the white gear for good contact.
  2. The two rails on which the lens move must be very slippery - which can be lubricated with cooking or motor oil. Usually the holes where the rail is (on the right side of the lens) are dirty or you have to bore then out slightly, making the holes bigger.
  3. The lens uses little torx screw (black) that move the lens up and down on the rail. Usually the lens is too high and requires adjustment.
  4. Take the lens off these 2 rails and take the black plastic cover off. Turn the lense upside-down and you'll find there are 2 screws (silver, phillips or torx) that you have to remove to take the upper little lens off.
  5. Then you'll see a larger lens that is usually very dirty (this lens is a mirror to light). If that's dirty, it will give a disk read error. You'll have to take the little electric board off that you see on the other side of the big lens-mirror. It's probably dirty too, so clean it. Alcohol should work OK for this task.
  6. The lens bottom has 2 + 2 screws. You move the upper "little" lens up-down-left-right (this may require a special screwdriver)
  7. The motor "rail" that moves the lens must be very clean and oiled and the 2 rails too.

Jun 06, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Unable to load playstation dics or any other discs for that matter


  1. The white plastic gear that moves the laser must make contact with the "motor". A bad contact here can cause disk read errors. Sometimes it looks Ok, but you may need to remove the lens and bend the white gear for good contact.
  2. The two rails on which the lens move must be very slippery - which can be lubricated with cooking or motor oil. Usually the holes where the rail is (on the right side of the lens) are dirty or you have to bore then out slightly, making the holes bigger.
  3. The lens uses little torx screw (black) that move the lens up and down on the rail. Usually the lens is too high and requires adjustment.
  4. Take the lens off these 2 rails and take the black plastic cover off. Turn the lense upside-down and you'll find there are 2 screws (silver, phillips or torx) that you have to remove to take the upper little lens off.
  5. Then you'll see a larger lens that is usually very dirty (this lens is a mirror to light). If that's dirty, it will give a disk read error. You'll have to take the little electric board off that you see on the other side of the big lens-mirror. It's probably dirty too, so clean it. Alcohol should work OK for this task.
  6. The lens bottom has 2 + 2 screws. You move the upper "little" lens up-down-left-right (this may require a special screwdriver)
  7. The motor "rail" that moves the lens must be very clean and oiled and the 2 rails too.

Jun 05, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I keep getting a "Disk Could Not Be Read" error.


maybe the lens of ur ps2 slim are dirty...if not you may need to replace it, coz lens get weak after a long time of stress using it...

Oct 08, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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