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Read disc error

I have the thin PS2 model 77001, and I keep getting can't read disc. It worked fine one day and when I tried to play it again it just keeps giving me read disc error. I have cleaned it, taken it apart and cleaned it and still nothing. I read about some adjustment screws but I don't see them. Can you please help me?
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You said the model is 77001?? is that the slim type ps2?? if it is try this troubleshooting step

if the console is lying down flat where the disc lid is at the right side, try applying pressure on the lower right corner of the lid, sometimes the lid's safety button gets worn out and it will give you disc read error if this solves the problem then the button really is busted, if you have technical background you try and change the button

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