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Playstation 2 doesn't want to read a disc or game

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Sounds very probable that your laser has died!
From what i've experienced try to clean your laser often with a cd lens cleaner and don't lay your ps2 on the carpet, the dust/fur from the carpet will get into your ps2,then after a couple of months, it will start to leak into your ps2 cdrom drives, and then laser ,so clean your laser often.

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The game cannot be read on our ps2, but the ps2 works for other games. the disk looks fine. what can we try to get this game to play?


Even if the game isn't scratched, you should try holding it under a light to see if there are any fingerprints or smudges on the disc. You can try cleaning the disc with a lint-free cloth if you've got one, though I've never had trouble with a cotton t-shirt. Wipe from the center of the disc straight towards the outer edge. Do this for the entire disc and try it again.

If that doesn't work, please update this issue with the error message you're seeing if any. Does the disc show up in the PS2 browser? Do you get a disc read error? Does the screen just go black when you try to play the game?

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The 'Disc Read Error' error message, 'Please Insert a Playstation 2 Formatted Disc' error message, or the 'No Data' error message is an indicator by your system that the console is having difficulty reading the game disc. This could be for many reasons; usually this is because the game disc is damaged or unreadable. However, in some situations, this can be a sign of a more serious issue with your Sony PlayStation 2. Try all of the steps listed below to troubleshoot the error:

Check the game disc.

1. If there are any noticeable scratches or smudges on the surface of the game disc, try to clean them off by using a non-abrasive cotton cloth.
Note: Do not rub hard and do not rub in a circular motion as this could further damage the game disc.
2. If there aren’t any noticeable scratches or smudges on the surface of the game disc, try using that game disc in another PlayStation 2.

* If the game disc works in another system, this is an indicator that your PlayStation 2 may be damaged. For information on getting your system repaired or replaced, you will want to contact Sony directly for assistance at 1-800-345-SONY.
* If the game disc does not work in another system, this is a good indicator that the disc is damaged or defective. To acquire a replacement game disc, you will want to refer to your manual for warranty information specific to your product.

Some Playstation systems, especially the older models, have trouble reading some newly manufactured Playstation 2 game disks. Sony recommends using their Auto Diagnosis tool (http://www.us.playstation.com/support/ps2/hardwaresystem/default.html) to resolve this issue.

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Playstation 2 reading disc...


time for a new ps2 im araid, you could try to open it up and clean the lazer but these systems are now so cheap it would probably be better to get a new one or a ps3

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Playstation 2 shows disc read error


it shows a disc read error on games that aren't even scratched and i had a game that was scratched and in skiped alot in game play but when i got the same game brand new it had the same problem

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My ps2 wont play games


That is a common problem with some ps2s some do it and some don’t just certain ps2 will only play certain games sorry I know this probably doesn’t help just some info

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I just got Petz Horsez 2 for playstation 2, only apparently I haven't inserted a playstation disc or a playstation 2 disc. I have a feeling that the game may not work for my type of playstation 2. Is there...


well the playstation 2 isnt reading the disc. most likely there is a small crack or scratch on the disc. try cleaning it with small amounts of water. to much water can permantly damage the disc

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My set of 3 games will not work, disc read error


I had the same problem with a pinball game I brought. If you have one of the old playstation 2's and these games you have a blue-back on them I noticed after so long they stop playing games with blue-back discs. All other games with out these blue-back discs will play just fine but if you have a new playstation 2 and these games are not playing on there then u need to call playstation and tell them the problem you are having and see what they tell you. Let me know if this helps you Good Luck!

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When I insert a game into my Playstation 2, sometime it will say that it is reading the disc, but then after a few seconds, it says that the disc cannot be read. And other times when I insert a game, it...


After awhile some games with the purple, black, or blue reading sides and DVDs won't load. The laser in the Playstation 2 either goes bad, or gets shifted out of place. On my Playstation, the laser shifted lower than usual due to moving it. Some people prefer to fix this on their own, while some people pay a professional.

To find out more on fixing the "Disc Read Error" yourself (and VOID THE WARRANTY) go to:

http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars


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Try cleaning the eye on the disc drive. If that doesnt work You will need a whole new disc drive

Feb 20, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Playstation 2 not reading disc


Are you using a real game disk or are you using a burned disk? If its burned you need a MOD chip for it. If its real then try to open up the PS2 and try to clean the lens gently with a q-tip. It helped me a couple of times.

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