Playstation 2 --Disc Read Error -- Help

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  1. Carlos Mendoza

    Carlos Mendoza Stunt Coordinator

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    In the last 2 weeks, my Playstation2, which my boys use extensively, has been having trouble reading movies. Most PS2 games read okay, but occasionally, it will refuse to read a game too. It was bought when it first came out.

    Any advice? I've always thought those commercial cleaners are all gimmick and no substance, but if you can recommend one that worked for you, I'll give it a try.

    I did buy a can of compressed air and sprayed it in there, which seemed to help for a day or so, but now the problem is back.
     
  2. Sean Eldridge

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    If it's movies and some games your PS2 must be having trouble with DVD based media. Becoming pretty common with early PS2's, like mine. I emailed Sony tech support and they fixed it for free since I the defect wasn't my fault. I don't think that a cleaner will fix it.

    Sean
     
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    Dust is most likely the problem. CD cleaners with the little brushes will usually fix this.

    Optionally, you could open the case and clean the lens. Quite a few guides and boards on the WWW about doing that. Violates any warranty and is a bit risky of course.

    See the guide at:
    http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/ps2/f...read_error.txt
     
  4. Morgan Jolley

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    Either try to use compressed air or a lens-cleaning disc. If those don't work, call Sony and they'll fix it for free so long as you haven't cracked it open (and don't tell them if you have used third-party unlicensed devices).
     
  5. Scott L

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    When mine had major problems reading games I opened mine up and cleaned the lens with a cotton swab that was a little moist with lukewarm water, works just as good as new. I got my PS2 on launch too.
     
  6. Carlos Mendoza

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    I bought a can of Air Duster and gave the system a good spraying. Lots of dust came out.

    Seems to be working fine now! Thanks all for the advice and tips.
     
  7. Chad Ellinger

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    Definitely give Sony's tech support a call. My launch PS2 exhibited the same problem about 6 months ago, and they replaced it for free.
     
  8. Jason Wilcox

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    i fixed two of my friends PS2s by just opening them up and cleaning the lens with a cotton swab...really easy to do....only tricky part is the sticker that you need to take off
     

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