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Postby Red Stripe » Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:45 pm

Alright I've got a question to anybody that has a PS2? I'm getting this problem where I'll put any game in (even new ones so I know it is something with the console) and it will just stay on that "Browser/System Configuration" startup screen for a while and then eventually tell me "Disc Read Error". It has been happeneing on and off for a couple months now on my PS2.

So does anyone know what is up with it? I've heard this is pretty common from some people I know.
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Postby luckygehrig » Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:07 pm

Yeah. I had this problem a couple of times. Both times I sent it back to them. They said they cleaned and presto!, it worked for about another year before acting up again. There's actually a class action lawsuit out there right now about this. http://www.ps2settlement.com/
That's their website. If you don't have the receipts like me, :-/ , I would recommend taking it to a licensed technician in your area and have them just open it up and clean it out.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:22 pm

Chances are your PS2 overheated at some point. Flip it over and see if it boots up.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:18 pm

This happened to my XBox a few years ago and I wound up buying another one after I found out it would cost $120 to ship it out ($150 for a new one.) I don't know how much of a help that was though. :-b
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Postby luckygehrig » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:20 pm

If you want a cheaper alternative than buying a new one, check ebay. And if you're too young to do ebay (under 18), trust me you're not. I was ebaying all through HS. If you want to know the "trick" just PM me. ;-)
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Postby LukeW9027 » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:53 pm

find a friend or guy who is great with electronics, my brother gave one that did the same thing as yours, to a guy in his dorm, and he fixed it for him for 10-20 bucks.

you have to take it apart and clean it out
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Postby Rirruto » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:53 pm

I had the same problem as you for a little bit. I cleaned out and did adjustments to my PS2 with the help of this guide and it works normally again. It is very detailed and clear with pictures.
http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars

My PS2 is an original from Fall/Winter 2000 and still goin strong ;-D
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Postby WickedSmaat » Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:37 am

Rirruto wrote:I had the same problem as you for a little bit. I cleaned out and did adjustments to my PS2 with the help of this guide and it works normally again. It is very detailed and clear with pictures.
http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars

My PS2 is an original from Fall/Winter 2000 and still goin strong ;-D


Wish I would have known that after my first PS2 defunked out. I broke it open but never adjusted the eye, cleaned the eye, bought a new eye hoping that'd work, dusted it, just about everything but throwing it. Ended up buying another...
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Postby chadlincoln » Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:13 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:This happened to my XBox a few years ago and I wound up buying another one after I found out it would cost $120 to ship it out ($150 for a new one.) I don't know how much of a help that was though. :-b
Mine did it too. I sold it on eBay with a note of what it was doing. Still got some decent $$$. Now I have an Xb0x.
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