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

We have an older, PS2 (no slim, no internet connection, just HDD bay in back and 2 USB ports in front) bought originally in Germany. It worked fine until it started mucking up DVD's and now will give a Disc Error message (No Data) when we use the Browser option. It wont read DVD's or PS2 Games at all but oddly enough will read CD's just fine. What can we do to solve this? We'Ve had the PS2 completely apart, cleaned it, checked the laser - can't see a problem there.

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  • rossey Jun 07, 2008

    giving disk error and will play dvd's but not ps2 games it will hve a snowflake at the bottom right corner of a blank screen

  • jshbschk661 Feb 21, 2009

    I just bought a BRAND NEW LASER for my PS2 and Im having the same problem. Its a KHS-400C Model and its currently only reading PS1 games and CD's but not PS2 games or DVD's. What is the problem? I've tried realigning the laser but it didnt work. I havent removed the anti static point from the new laser could that be the problem?

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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.

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