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PS2 slim console playing Movie DVD but not PS2 discs

Whenever I try using the PS2 discs, it gives "Unknown disc ,use PS2 format disc" on a red screen.But the movie DVD plays instantly without any problem.Problem occuring within 3 months of purchase.Usage was only of 1-1.5 hrs a day. Please suggest as what could be the problem.

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Try cleaning the disks

Posted on Oct 10, 2007


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The discs can be cleaned with a toothpaste that is not gritty. Dab toothpaste and add water, then use circular motions to clean up smufges and fine scratches. Rinse and dry with a lint free cloth.

Contact [email protected] is you need to get a laser replaced.

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not all dvds will play in a ps2 some have different formats than others



By formatting a disk, your actually creating a Blank-Disk.

The PS2 won,t read a blank disk.

is your console Saying " disk format Unknown "

This is a completely different Issue.

In this case, the PS2 does not play this type of Disk.

Mike @ compurepair.

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you will have to buy a new laser motor you can buy them on the net and they are easy enough to fit this is a commen problem most people throw the ps2 away as they think it cant be repaired but they can they r reasonably priced but a lot cheaper then buying another ps2 you should be able to fit it yourself it is easy enough a computer repairman out of the local papers will do it for you if you dont think you can do it i have seen them for sale on ebay maybe you try their first easy to do 30 min job hope this helps you out
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