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So she's not reading any of the discs. DVD, CD, PS2 games... it's all "Disc read error".

I tried vaccuming out the dust, I tried the ol' air in a can with the little straw thing... no dice.

Anyone got any ideas before I send it to Sony for a lengthy and likley costly profession cleaning?



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Um, hate to break it to ya... (Sohereitishardandfast) Your PS2 is screwed. Same thing happened to me. it's the lens inside. It's made of plastic and eventually warps after enough hours of play, causing it to make all discs unreadable.

Just head down to the local hardware place and plunk down the cash for a new one (it'll be less expensive than repairs).



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I don't know about that.

I gave my old broken PS1 to my brother in law because I thought it was hosed, and he was able to realign the laser or something and got it working again (flawlessly).

You might want to do some research, he found the info online somewhere.



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If you don't mind voiding your warranty you might try this (techtv.com).

(edited by Excalibur05 on 24.11.03 1950)


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Have you tried yelling and cursing at it? Sometimes that works.



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Hey...I was getting the SAME error a few weeks ago. I called the PS2 help line (or whatever it's called)...They said they couldn't diagnose the problem over the phone, so they had me send it to them and they fixed it free of charge due to the fact that they couldn't diagnose the problem over the phone! It came back about a week and a half later good as new! Try this first before buying a new one...Total cost: 8 dollars in shipping. Not a bad deal.



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Thanks for the tips, all. I called support last night and I'm getting it fixed on their dime.

Rad, but how do I deal without a PS2 for three weeks?

Yeesh.



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    Originally posted by DJ Ran
    Rad, but how do I deal without a PS2 for three weeks?

    Yeesh.


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    Originally posted by Bullitt
      Originally posted by DJ Ran
      Rad, but how do I deal without a PS2 for three weeks?

      Yeesh.


    "Go outside" and "talk to people." :)


Do what with who now?



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    Originally posted by DJ Ran
    Thanks for the tips, all. I called support last night and I'm getting it fixed on their dime.

    Rad, but how do I deal without a PS2 for three weeks?

    Yeesh.


Go to friend house, play THEIR PS2.



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Well, I would check the black friday sales and see what kind of deal you can get on a Game Cube. You could probably pick up a system and second controller w/ memory card for $99 if you want to get up early and shop on Friday. I think it was Best Buy that had the deal (and last year, I was able to get some of the black friday prices on Thanksgiving eve on their website, fyi)



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From http://www.gamespydaily.com/news/#PQN444956



    Just to follow-up on a previous story about a Black Friday sale at Wal*Mart on November 28th concerning a GameCube bundle - it's true. According to this week's newspaper insert Wal*Mart is selling a GameCube bundle for $79.44 that features The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition disc, a disc carrying case, one controller and a black GameCube system. Check your local Wal*Mart for availability. The Black Friday sale will take place from 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM.





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    Originally posted by DJ Ran
    Thanks for the tips, all. I called support last night and I'm getting it fixed on their dime.

    Rad, but how do I deal without a PS2 for three weeks?

    Yeesh.


Don't worry...They told me three weeks too...it was more like a week and a half. Luckily I had a buddy who rarely played his who gladly exhanged a six pack of Rolling Rock for his console.



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OK, my PS2 also has a problem... I took it apart for some cleaning, and the silver cord that connects the reset button to the rest of the system came disconnected.... and I can't put it together. Can anyone who is used to this type of thing crack open their PS2 and just tell me where I'm supposed to plug it into? This is absolutely killing me here.





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