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I just bought two used games (discs are in pretty like new condition) and my ps2 will not read these discs. I put in games I already have and it reads fine (disc condition is worse than the two I just bought).

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  • k_burnsz1016 Mar 28, 2011

    I cleaned up the laser lens and the game started right up. The game is Rockband and apparently there is a problem with that game. Some say its the software needing to be updated on the fat PS2 and others said they just cleaned the lens, so I tried that and everything worked out. Thank you.

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My friend, i guess theres no other way to help the situation other that wiping the discs with some kliinex, and if its still not working try to get one of those cds that cleans the lens of ur ps2.

Otherwise, just give up those cds, and buy new ones :D
Hope i've been like a help to you :)

Posted on Mar 28, 2011

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