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I had a launch day ps2 back when u was living In Malaysia. It came with a chip to play pirated games.. Never had any issues of disc read error that I needed to replace it. If it didn't read, it was due to bad batch of fake games.



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Have a slim PS2, it can't read discs for shit, except when it sometimes does. Never got it replaced though.



Bought one on Ebay, and its been perfectly fine. I sometimes get disc read errors on PS1 games, but rarely on PS2 games. Have much more trouble with Gamecube games.



mZuzek said:

Have a slim PS2, it can't read discs for shit, except when it sometimes does. Never got it replaced though.

Does it not recognize them? Like the disc is not even spinning? If so there is a insanely easy fix. It's one of the easiest systems to take apart. Tightened 1-2 screws on the inside and it fixes it.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Between my Dad and I we went through 7 PS2s...

Disc read errors were insanely common! Especially annoying were when they'd just refuse to read blue discs. One of my favourite games was on a blue disc and became unplayable sometimes even though the PS2 would play any of the silver disc games fine still.



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Pretty sure my PS2 units still work fine. I have a fat and slim. However, I never used them that much.



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Leynos said:
mZuzek said:

Have a slim PS2, it can't read discs for shit, except when it sometimes does. Never got it replaced though.

Does it not recognize them? Like the disc is not even spinning? If so there is a insanely easy fix. It's one of the easiest systems to take apart. Tightened 1-2 screws on the inside and it fixes it.

I mean... I don't really care? Most of my favorite PS2 games are playable elsewhere anyways, and my PS2 controllers are in pretty rough shape these days. Plus, PS2 image quality looks hideous on modern TVs without a component cable, which I don't have.

It started getting really bad at just around the time we got an Xbox 360 back then. Think it still works decently enough if you're patient with it, but just not worth the effort anymore for me.



My phat PS2 never had a problem despite the abuse it went through.



My childhood PS2 fat still runs without any hiccups whatsoever.



I went through 3 PS2s due to disk read errors. For a while, I was able to prolong the life of the consoles by opening and cleaning them, but overtime it got to where that did not work.

My two phat PS2s had the biggest problem with disk read errors, and was a wide spread issue (even more than RRoD). Being that it happened years after the console was bought and the net was still a baby, people seemed less concerned about it as an overall issue. In my experience however, it was a major issue. And yes, I baby my electronics so neglect was not a factor.

I believe the slim model did not see this problem near as much, if at all however. Mine never had issues, but by then I was moved on to PS3.



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