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Disc read error

When i pluggled my ps 2 to my television set it started and when I inserted the cd in it then it does not any thing only two options appear on screen browser and system configration and when i clicked on browser it gives me disc read error I have a few games that are brand new and a few older ones but just resently it looks as if the ps2 lens or something is cause circular scrates to appeal around my disks then also many times my ps2 cant read those disk anymore and then even brand new ones it cannot read same goes for ps1 games and dvds

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If you get scratches on the disc when running it, it is most likely that there is an alignment issue with the lens assembly. It may have slipped out of position and will have to be realigned.

This will require either servicing or replacement of th part.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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    Swilin Sampson Jun 13, 2008

    You could try leaning the lens directly. Here are steps for the older PS2. (If you have the slimline PS2, you can access the lens without opening the console.)


    1. Switch the power switch into the "off" position then unplug
      every cord that is plugged into the console (power cord, TV
      plug-ins, controllers, internet, memory card).

    2. Flip your Playstation 2 over carefully. There will be 4 soft
      square shaped pads; remove these from the console. If they are hard
      to remove, just use a screw driver to help.

    3. Repeat this process to the 4 hard pads beneath. On the part
      that has vents, there will be 2 of these hard pads; make sure to
      remove these.

    4. In the back of the Playstation, remove the warranty voiding
      tape.

    5. If you have an internet adapter, remove it now before doing
      anything more. Carefully remove the top cover of the
      Playstation. Make sure not to rip the silver paper looking stuff
      connecting the top and bottom parts. This supplies the power for
      the on/off buttons.

    6. Carefully remove the cover to the CD/DVD drive of the
      Playstation.

    7. If there is a lot of dust/dirt on the surface of the whole
      thing, just swab with a dry/very lightly damp cotton swab. Swab the
      lens only with a dry swab. When finished, make sure that
      everything is dry.

    8. Take the screws from the CD/DVD drive and return it to its
      proper place.

    9. Return the main cover, screws, then pads to their original
      positions.
    Here is another useful article with pics:
    http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/h...

    If required, you can buy the full lens and drive assembly here for about $50 :
    http://www.ps2cover.com/slim-ps2-laser-l...
    (I recommend replacing the entire assembly as a single unit, instead of just the lens. Its easier to replace the entire unit rather than only the lens...)

    Hope that helps! If you found my solution helpful in any way, kindly take a moment to "Accept" my solution..Thanks!



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Folow instructions at link below:
http://www.ultimateconsoleguides.com/playstation_2.htm

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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Then the problem is with your ps2 lens. try to clean it first. if you still have reading errors, look for a replacement lens for your ps2.

here is a cool link on fixing disk read errors. here is the link

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Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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    earl norman llanera Jun 12, 2008

    folow up...



    btw the 2nd link is a seller. it sells how to fix stuff for your ps2. well, you can just check it out.

  • earl norman llanera
    earl norman llanera Jun 12, 2008

    ive read this on another forum saying



    disk read error =

    "this problem is caused by a misaligned laser which has trouble refocusing to read data on the DVD’s layer. If you’re experiencing this issue contact Sony to have the laser replaced."



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Hi,

I think your PS2 Lense is faulty, you need to send it for replacement, or first you can try using a lense cleaner like the one used in VCD Player.

If this procedure helps you, please spare a little time to rate my solution. Thanks.

-mrsolution

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

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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