I just bought a new PS2 slim model no. SCPH 70001 a few weeks ago. With it I played Ape Escape 2 and old playstation magazine demos for a day or two and decided to open it up to block the sensors so I could play my psx backups. Everything worked great! I've also watched dvd movies and burned copies as well. It worked fine! Recently I got Guitar Hero 2, Maximo and Castlevania Curse of Darkness (all original games) and I played them fine... Until today.
In the morning I played Castlevania (worked fine), then watched a burned dvd (worked fine), then I shut it off for a while and came back to it and played Maximo (worked fine), then tried to play Guitar Hero 2.....READ DISC ERROR.
The dvd barely spins and when it does it's at half speed. It looks like it's about to spin then it stops and tries to spin again but it stops and so on until it starts to spin when the browser/configuration screen appears but the game won't load. But oddly enough there's no problem with my cd games, Maximo and my psx demos work fine but I haven't tried my psx backups.
So what seems to be my problem?
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Re: PS2 Slim won't read dvd games
Blocking the sensors did you in I'm afraid. What has happened is the *DVD* read mechanism has gotten goofed because of this, but the *CD* read mechanism is still ok. Maximo and a few other PS2 games were actually on CD, not DVD. If you look on the back cover, you will see the Compact Disc logo (in the lower right area on the box for Maximo). These games have a blue bottom disc instead of the silver bottom.
You can attempt to re-align the laser which is a fairly lengthy process and there are numerous guides out there to do this. Here is one: http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars
Note that this guide is for the larger model but the concept of lens adjustment is still the same and a quick google search will provide more in-depth detail. Since you have already opened your system, this may be an option for you. If the PS2 was purchased new as you said, it might not be the worst idea to exchange it for a new model as the lens going out this soon might be an indication that the unit wouldn't have lasted that long to begin with.
Also just a friendly reminder that opening your PS2 voids your warranty and double check the return policies of where you bought the system.
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I know, this is very annoying. Mine is SCPH-79001.
Just put in the game like you would any game (that would read) and you should hear a few ticks. Turn the ps2 horizontly with the front facing you. And whenever you hear a tick, just tap it against you knee, then you should hear it spinning.
My ps2 wouldn't read GH world tour or metallica, but know it works. Hope I helped
I had the same problem with mine. it would play the ps2 games just fine but when i put a DVD in, it would click and keep saying reading disc.. i took it apart and gently cleaned the lense with a qtip and now it works fine
You cannot connect a usb hardrive or anything for that matter unless you "soft mod" the ps2 you need a pro action repaly and the usb stick that comes with it and you need to put certain installtion files on the stick with your computer.
There were two versions of the multi-tap made; one for the original fat
PS2 and a smaller version made for the slim. The two versions are
incompatible with the other PS2. If you have the original multi-tap
connected to the slim, it should throw out the 'controller
disconnected' message when you boot up. The slim version of the
multi-tap should have a sticker on the bottom saying 'only works with
models SCPH-70000, SCPH-75001, SCPH-75002'.
Other than the sports games, I don't recall any titles that allow more than two players anyway.
try using a q-tip with rubbing alcohol to clean the lens of the laser.the lens is exposed on the slim versions.just dip the q-tip in the alcohol and rub the lens firmly in a circular motion.use the dry side of the q-tip to dry the lens
Gameshark is a 3rd party disk and sometimes depend how the disk was made.The laser inside is calibrate to read the format specified from the manufacture (SONY) and quite few time the laser ned to be adjusted a little bit to make work but i do suggest to try another disk if still doing the same .The reading issue is a common problem for ps2.If your machine is a slim one i suggest to replace laser since are not expensive and can give more boost to your game