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PS2/Blue Disc Problem
« on: April 11, 2005, 12:48:24 pm »
Has anyone ever had a problem where a PS2 gives a disc read error when trying to read "blue discs?"  Any help would be great!

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Re: PS2/Blue Disc Problem
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2005, 02:47:49 pm »
Blue discs are CD based PS2 games as opposed to DVD based games (silver backed).  The most probable cause of your problem is a problem with your PS2's laser.  Either the laser is going bad/breaking, or the alignment is off.  There are tutorials online on how to adjust the laser, although I've never done it personally.  Alternatively, I've seen laser assemblies sell for $30-50 or so and you could just swap it out.

It's possible that something else could be your problem, but this is the most likely cause.
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Re: PS2/Blue Disc Problem
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2005, 06:20:03 pm »
I bought a used PS2 that would not play blue discs. I read somewhere that sometimes the unit doesnt get a good grip on the disc and thats why it wont read blue discs.  I applied a piece of tape about an inch along on the disc near the center hole. It worked for me. Now I can play Time Crisis 2.
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Re: PS2/Blue Disc Problem
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2005, 06:23:03 pm »
My ps2 is not even a year old and it sounds awful when reading blue discs.  Is this a sign that it is going to break soon?

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Re: PS2/Blue Disc Problem
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2005, 06:27:07 pm »
I thought only the older ps2's( first year ps2's) had problems reading blue disks, i never had a problem.

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Re: PS2/Blue Disc Problem
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2005, 09:01:27 pm »
laser needs adjusted..

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Re: PS2/Blue Disc Problem
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2005, 08:20:22 am »
If you go on the PSP forums there is a help topic just for this. Some of the older PS2's do not play the blue disks at all. If its a early version sony will replace it as part of a recall. If it's newer than do as above... ajust or clean the lens. Personally i would clean the lens then trade it in at your local game store for the new slimline. The one i got reads anything and everything.

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Re: PS2/Blue Disc Problem
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2005, 03:02:02 pm »
My ps2 is not even a year old and it sounds awful when reading blue discs.  Is this a sign that it is going to break soon?
It's normal to hear the disc spin up and down when using (blue) CD-ROM media on the PS2. It's because they spin at 24x while (silver) DVD-ROM media spins much slower so are hardly audible. You don't hear any noise when playing a music CD either as they spin a 1x :)

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Re: PS2/Blue Disc Problem
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2005, 07:24:54 pm »
My ps2 is not even a year old and it sounds awful when reading blue discs.

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Re: PS2/Blue Disc Problem
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2005, 07:49:08 pm »
sony is cheap. bottom line. shoddy product, with shoddy tech support = horrible way to spend your hard earned money.

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Re: PS2/Blue Disc Problem
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2005, 08:30:27 pm »
sony is cheap. bottom line. shoddy product, with shoddy tech support = horrible way to spend your hard earned money.

another caffinefiend post CHOCK FULL o' useful information.    ::) ::)
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Re: PS2/Blue Disc Problem
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2005, 06:51:23 pm »
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sony is cheap. bottom line. shoddy product, with shoddy tech support = horrible way to spend your hard earned money.

Now for a more helpful response.
http://www.tweak3d.net/articles/ps2repair/
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Re: PS2/Blue Disc Problem
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2005, 09:01:55 pm »
If you go on the PSP forums there is a help topic just for this. Some of the older PS2's do not play the blue disks at all. If its a early version sony will replace it as part of a recall.

Thats total BS..

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Almost all first run games were blue back CDs..  hense all launch titles worked on launch systems..

hell my first ps2 was a launch system, never had a single problem..

  
 

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