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Everytime I try to play my ps2 it says, A.It can't read the disc B.it plays it then the game freezes 5 min later and cutscenes etc don't work right. even with brand new discs.

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Try cleaning the laser on ps2 using a cd/dvd cleaner... can purchase it for couple of dollors insert it and let it do its thing.
most likely issue with laser. if this doesnt solve it then it could need replacing

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