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PS2 wont play some DVD games

My son had several games given to him and some wont play on his PS2, how do I know if game same compatible?

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  • chris001979 Jun 30, 2008

    will play just about any ps2 game as long as it dont say dvd will not play any game with the dvd trailers or any dvd movies just acts like it dont even have a disc in it some times it makes a beeping sound and then all it says is the disc could not be read no error or any thing just the disc could not be read

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Get your lazer repaired on your sons PS2 or spend about $10-15 on a new lazer.

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