ps2 disk reading problems, someone help?

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  1. Lee Petty

    Lee Petty Stunt Coordinator

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    my ps2 has all of a sudden quit reading disks with a colored bottom. i have a few ps2 games that have a blue/purple bottom, and some dvd movies that have a gold bottom, and the ps2 will not read any of them. it will still however read the silver bottom ps2 dvd and cd games.
    anyone know exactly what is wrong? i called the place i bought it from and they want me to mail it all the way to new york (from alabama) to have it fixed, and ill be without it for about 3 weeks. if anyone knows of something i can do to fix it please lemme know.
     
  2. ChrisV

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    That's a relatively common problem. From what I heard you have to mail it in. Sorry. [​IMG]
     
  3. dave_brogli

    dave_brogli Screenwriter

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    Yup I had the same problem.... TWICE, youre screwed just go buy a new one. Thats what I did. And with the prices dropped its cheaper now. Sell the old one on ebay or at a rummage. Just my opinion. Or b4 you do that go buy a cd -rom cleaner.. that may work.
     
  4. Joseph Young

    Joseph Young Screenwriter

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    I too have experienced this problem; my PS2 won't play gold-bottomed DVDs anymore. I can still play PSX, PS2, and CD discs, but several of my movies no longer play. (Including The Rock Criterion, Clerks cartoon Disc 1, and CTHD.)

    A shame.

    I see
    [rant]DISC READ ERROR[/rant]
    more and more often.

    -j
     
  5. JoshF

    JoshF Supporting Actor

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    Try cleaning out your PS2 with compressed air - blow some in there. Then run the disk diagnostic in system options. Works for me every time on a launch unit.
     
  6. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

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    Also try running the self-diagnostic.

    My PS2 sometimes won't read some games, but if I let it sit for a minute, it boots up. It ain't perfect, but I don't have to send it in.
     
  7. Joseph Young

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    dave_brogli Screenwriter

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    haha
    I dont sell junk I wiould tell them what was wrong with it.... geeze
     
  10. Chad Ellinger

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    My PS2 has been having this problem too. First it had trouble reading Virtua Fighter 4, now its having trouble with NBA Street (CD game). I found the diagnostic mode but didn't have a chance to play around with it much this morning. Do you just turn it on and insert the disc? Is a special screen supposed to come up? It seemed like it didn't do anything different.

    Is the general consensus that it's better to buy a new PS2 rather than have it repaired?
     
  11. JoshF

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    chad: if it comes down to it, get it repaired. scream and moan at sony and you might be able to get the repairs done cost-free. i've heard of people being able to get that done.
     
  12. Joseph Young

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  13. Morgan Jolley

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    I think you're supposed to turn it on, insert the disc, and then the console finds out the problem. Though I think this works only with DVDs. I assume it should work with games.
     

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