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I win first bout with PS2 "Disc Read Error"

Old 12-20-02, 11:49 AM
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I win first bout with PS2 "Disc Read Error"

A couple days ago, I try to watch a DVD and I get a disc read error from my PS2. I say, whatever and put in another disc and watch that movie instead. Over the last few days, it had gotten much worse; it was only playing PS2 games and Warner Bros. DVDs. I picked up a DVD Lens Cleaner and put it in the PS2. To no surprise, I got another disc read error. I remove everything from my PS2 and vacuumed it out from the vents in front and the fan in back. I reinserted the DVD Lens Cleaner and after four tries, it finally worked and I got the lens cleaned. Now everything works perfect again.

Moral of the story: Buy a DVD Lens Cleaner for your PS2 or X-Box and run that thing through atleast once a month. It will save you tons of heart ache and work later down the line.
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Old 12-20-02, 12:08 PM
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I always thought that lens cleaner thing was a joke....
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Old 12-20-02, 12:10 PM
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So did I...at least those in the hardware forum lead me to believe that.
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I don't see how it can work
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laser beams get dusty. shine a laser beam in your house and see those little pieces of dust floating around in it... well your laser is dirty! Clean that bad boy up and give it a good polish too.
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Originally posted by Trigger
I don't see how it can work
A good laser lens cleaner (like the one I use now) will have little brushes on it. The disc will have it read over the brushes and therefore, the brushes will knock the dust off the lens. I wasn't a firm believer in lens cleaners until I used it, now I will swear by them.
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Old 12-20-02, 04:53 PM
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oh I didn't know they had lens cleaners that actually had brushes... the ones I've seen just look like CDs.
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most of them look like regular cd's with brushes you usually can see to well unless you look.

They are always worth a try and I have cleaned a lot of my cd players with them with great success.
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I've had my PS2 since December, 2000 and haven't cleaned it yet and haven't had any problems. Maybe I've just been lucky?
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I was leary too until my DVD player went on the fritz a couple of weeks ago. It would freeze up on the menus. It wouldn't play the movie at all. I was ready to take it to get it fixed, but a buddy lent me his lens cleaner to try first. Now it runs perfect again. I'm sold.
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Old 12-23-02, 10:01 PM
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someone link me to one I can buy.
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Old 12-24-02, 10:31 AM
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http://www.bestbuy.com/Detail.asp?m=...814&e=11044059

They are availible at most electronic stores.
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