Why does my PS2 keep saying disc Read Error?

Why does my PS2 keep saying disc Read Error?

There are plenty of reasons why a PS2 would be unable to read a disk. Usually, it involves either the disk or reading laser inside the drive being dirty. Sometimes, the disk is damaged, and the data on it isn’t readable. Finally, in older devices, the laser may be weakening and about to fail.

How do I fix an unreadable PS2 disc?

Take a small amount of toothpaste and lay it on your preferred disc. Apply the paste on the disc in a circular pattern. Remember this as the friction the circular motion creates results in the removal of scratches. After about 10 minutes, wash the disc thoroughly with cold water.

How do you clean a PS2 disc reader?


  1. Remove the coverings using a flat head screwdriver.
  2. After the cover is removed, the top of the disc drive is revealed.
  3. Carefully remove the top to the disc drive, and the inside is exposed along with the disc reading lens.
  4. Using a damp cotton swab, gently clean the disc reading laser lens.

What to do if you have disc read error on PS2?

We’ll also be taking apart the loading tray. This includes a Class 1 laser, which can blind you. The easiest precaution is to make sure your PS2 is left off when the disc tray is open. Collect them all! By the time you’re through with this article, all of the above should work in your PS2, with the exception of the blue PS2 game.

How do you remove the disk from a PS2?

Remove the disk cover and plug in the PS2. Press the open button and then unplug it. Find the little white gear and put a mark on it where it touches the smaller gold gear (so you can move it back if needed in the future).

Why is my PS2 not playing DVD movies?

If it only affects you some of the time ? you might be able to play some DVD movies, but your favorite one never loads, or you can only play PSone games and not silver-colored PS2 games ? then chances are it’s not a serious error and only requires minor adjustments to your PS2.

Why is my Play Station 2 not working?

If you have ever owned a Play Station 2 (thick version) you may have had deal with the “Disk Read Error” problem. At first it is not so bad, just one or two of the games don’t work, but after a while almost none of the games work.