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New PS2 games won't read in console

Okay, so I have had my PS2 since they came out and I have just started having problems with it. The problem is that it will only read a couple of my games in it; this led me to believe that the other game discs were too scratched or that something was wrong with the game disc condition. I went out and purchased a couple of the games brand new, thinking that that would fix the problem and I would be able to play the game again. That didn't work, it still does the same thing. It loads the game from the browser just fine and comes up with the initial screen that says Playstation 2 on it, but then whenever it is loading the game itself, it freezes up. I have taken it apart and adjusted/cleaned the insides and I adjusted the laser eye with that little white wheel inside (this is what Best Buy told me to do) and it worked for about a day and then stopped again. If anyone has any suggestions (besides buying a new one b/c I don't want to do that), please let me know. Thanks

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  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2007

    I will start playing a game, and in the middle of the game, it freezes up. When this happens, I pat the top of the PS2 and it works for about 5 minutes. This happens every time i play it.

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2008

    I play Metal gear solid 3 and just while I'm playing the game freezes. And It freezes in the good parts sometimes!!!!!!!! Theres a quetion mark mark at the top and a disc blinking What should I do ese?

  • cassie9111 Dec 23, 2008

    The ps2 will read ps1 games but not ps2 games...what do I need to do.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    i just got guitar hero world tour and it wont work. but all my older games do. wtf is wrong with it

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    i also just purchased th new guitar hero world tour game and is not guitar hero 3 game works perfect...the game just does not load...can anyone help with this problem???



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One of possibble solutions is to replace the optical unit (laser head). Please check the model of the optical unit and purchase the new & original optical unit. If you need more info please advice.

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