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Ps2 not playing ps1 games invalid format - Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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SOURCE: My PS2 will not play PS2 games, but it will play PS1 games

Hi
If it will play DVD's this is a good sign. You will only need to clean the lens of the laser. Also clean the hub that the Disc rides on.
I hope your in the right posting area, this is for the Phat PS2 consoles with the drawer that comes out to put the CD in. Procedure is different for Slim PS2.

  1. Disconnect power and turn the case upside down.
  2. Remove the screw covers to expose the case screws. These are little square pieces or square rubber pads. You can use a thin knife blade to pry the hard plastic squares up.
  3. Remove all the screws.
  4. REmove the Warranty sticker to the right edge of the power socket.
  5. Turn the PS2 over to set it right side up.
  6. lift the top cover from the back and pull it forward slightly to clear the CD tray. Be careful of a possibly Ribbon cable attached to the lid going to the REset/Eject buttons. Roll the cover over to the right leaving the ribbon intact.
  7. Remove the Cd tray lid.
  8. Polish the Laser lens, and remove any lint or hair from the Cd area. Use Alcohol and cotton swabs to clean the laser lens. By the way, Alcohol will damage a PS2 Slim lens. All lens are not created equally.
  9. Hook up the power and A/v Cables.
  10. REmove the little white disc from the Cd tray lid.
  11. Place a Disc on the spindle, and cap the disc with the little white piece that you removed from the CD tray cover.
  12. Boot up the PS2 and test it, Continue cleaning until you get it to work.
  13. Put it back together, and your in business.
If you have trouble you can send your PS2 to the Playstation Clinic for Repair. Contact [email protected]

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

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SOURCE: ps1 games

Are you receiving a disc read error? Or do they simply not load?

In either case, you will want to make sure that your laser is clean. This will require opening the console.

Just google playstation 2 repair and look for free walkthroughs...they are everywhere.

I would boil the problem down to 3 possibilites....

1. Alignment

2. Adjustment of the cd side of your laser potentiometer

3. A simple cleaning of your laser

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

Arucardo

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SOURCE: ps1 disc playing in ps2

Are you inserting a PS2 or a PS1 memory card?
PS1 games can't use a PS2 card because they don't "understand" how to read them.
To save a PS1 game on a PS2 you will need a PS1 memory card.

I hope this helps, I assume this is what you are referring to with your question.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: 60GB PS3 will play PS1 and PS3 games but not PS2.

this is a problem with some ps3's especialy the high GB ones like mine. they made it so most if not all of the ps2 games cannot be played to cut down on price and to leave room for all the memory. so you can still play ps1's but you cant play ps2's. sorry

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

Anonymous

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SOURCE: PS2 reads ps1 games but not ps2. Clicking noise

I have trash picked 2 of them and fixed this same problem. Just be prepared to spend some time and be patient. Clean the lens with glass cleaner. Under the lazer is a white gear it turn it two clicks clockwise and try a ps2 game. If it does not work turn it another 2 clicks. 4 clicks seems to be the magic number, after 4 clicks go only one click at a time until the game loads.This has worked numerous time for me. just keep track of how many clicks you do in case you want to bring it back to the original setting for some pointless reason. Good luck.

Posted on Feb 17, 2010

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