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Playstation 2 the playstaion turns on but when i put the disc in it wont start reading it like the disc wont start reading

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  • SKuLLThaDNM Jan 08, 2008

    Mine still runs certain DVDs. Most of the time it is a game I do not wish to play, but merely checking to see what games actually work. For instance, I played Guitar Hero the other day and now I can't play anything but Test Drive, which is in worse condition. It's not a disc read error, other games just say "Reading disc..." for 2 seconds, then nothing. If you can help please email me at [email protected]. Thank you for your time.

  • randy6563 Mar 02, 2008

    the console is stuck on browser/configeration

  • bigboy321 Apr 12, 2008

    my PlayStation it will turn on but-it stop reading my games and my games are brand new

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This is a known problem by sony.  There are a couple of things that you can try. The main issue is there is a problem with the laser.  You may be able to run Sony PS1 discs or Music CD's but DVD's are normally what quit working first.  If you are inclined to open the system and it is out of warrenty you can do so.  BE VERY CAREFUL  There is a ribon cable that goes to the power button. Also there is most likely a LOT of dust in the system.  You need to go to your local Drug Store and get some 99% rubbing Alcohal and Q-Tips.  There are then 4 screws on the top of the DVD rom drive  You take these off and clean the lens of the drive.  If this does not work, then you laser is bad.  You can attempt to adjust it with the little white wheel, but this is not always successful. 

Hope this helps

Posted on Oct 27, 2007

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2007

    If you would like me to attempt to repair it, let me know.  I charge very low rates, if I can not, I will send it back to you at my cost.

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