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PS2 Slim won't read dvd games

Hello. 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?

  • crashdomi Aug 14, 2007

    Ok, I cleaned the lense and still it doesn't work... I've also tried my other dvd games and nothing.

    I made a mistake... It didn't say Read Disc Error, the error message was 'The disc could not be read.'

    But my Maximo copy and demos work fine.

    Btw, I've made a 2 videos showing my ps2 in action. I'll upload those soon in hopes of someone out there knows what's going on with my ps2. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    will not play ps2 games

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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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Try your other games and also try cleaning the lens

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