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Disk error when i put in a disk it i hear clicking sounds then it goes to the ps2 menu after that i press on browser and it says disk error, please help me i think i need a new laser

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This happens often when your lens are in poor condition:

these are some actions that trigger this problem

1. If you played your PS2 without any rest for more than 3-4 hours

2. You didn't clean the lens at least twice a year (excluding PS2 slim)

3. Your PS2 fell on the ground

and these are some solutions:

1. Check your lens, it might be dirty or broken

2. Check the parts of your PS2, some parts might be damaged

3. Try a clean disc

i hope this helps

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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PS2 Disc Read Error FAQ - DRE
Dealing with PlayStation 2 disc read errors: Page 3
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feel free to email me should you need further assistance:)
meliggity6@sbcglobal.net
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