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Ps2 Hey, My Ps2 Will only play Ps1 Games and Cd's It wont play Ps2 games or Dvds like it is supposed to. i ve cleaned it and got rid of the dust wit hair duster, it still wont work, what do i do? its not a slim ps2 either.

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Sounds like the laser is out of alignment, you can either try to adjust the laser or you can search ebay or other places for a replacement laser assembly for your model.

if you want to tackle the adjustment of the laser assembly then.

but first try this.

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