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Every time i try to play a ps1 game in the ps2, i get a disk read error even though i am using a ps1 memory card and ps2 games work perfectly on it. i have the original ps2

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Get pure stuff....the rubbing type leaves a glare on glass and plastic lenses.
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This method clears read problems most of the time.
That will do.

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I hope this helps, I assume this is what you are referring to with your question.

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