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Plays up to, but won't read past the main menu..?

PS2 starts up fine but won't read any disc (game or DVD) past the main menu screen? goes through all the intro credits and stuff, but then stops right at the main menu... I've cleaned the laser lense and have tried about 15 different games and a dozen dvd's, it just gets stuck.... anyone have any ideas?

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  • theboss1235 Jul 31, 2008

    whenever I put the disc in it runs smoothly past the browser menu and the ps2 screen after that it goes blank and nothing happens I don't know if it's the disc or ps2

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I think it might be the drive itself. Go down to Radioshack,PC World or where ever(not wal-mart) to get it checked out.

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