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[disc read error] i cant load any original/backup games or movies, please help!

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by rizke, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. rizke

    rizke Member

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    hi all, i have had my ps2 now for 2-3 years and it had worked perfectly since then. but now for some reason, it wont load anything.
    i insert the game into the tray and close it, and all the happens is me hearing the dvd spinning and the screen going to that browser/sys config screen. when i go in to browser it says reading disc but nothing happens, and eventually it will say disc read error.
    please help! thanks
     
  2. Cheeez

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    This is probably the most common error with old PS2s. It generally means the DVD reading laser has failed. Someone else might be able to help further.
     
  3. rizke

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    ok....?.?

    btw, the version of my ps2 scph-5002 or "..."1

    soz bout the in-accuracy. also, i have been reading that i have to clean the inside by opening it up and what have you. if so, can i just use the vaccum and vaccum from the behind on the outside and on the front???

    i no this must be stupid for u all to read but i really would appreciate your help. thanks
     
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    I dont reccommend you vaccum your PS2. I had bad experiance with doing that with a computer, some capacitor or something got sucked out and ruined it.

    You could take the case off and clean the dust off the lens with a can of compressed air.
     
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    ok thanks, but how can i have damaged my laser when i look after it so well? i got a mod chip in ther a couple of days ago, but i was able to play everything until yesterday
     
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    I doubt the modchip had anything to do with it. Lasers can die for many reasons, Bbad media is a example, and stressing the laser. As I said, it seems PS2 lasers tend to die after about 2-3 years.
     
  8. rizke

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    ok. would it be possible that when the chip was being fitted the laser was moved and just needs adjusting? i opened the machine to see if the laser was burnt out, but all i couldnt see any signs of it being damaged. when i load a disc or a restart the machine the red light in the laser flashs, so it cant be damaged...
     
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    Check all ribbon cable connections to the laser. One might have come out.
     

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