Is it common for the DVD player on a PS2 to go bad before the rest of the system?

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  1. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    So the last couple of times I used my PS2 to play a DVD, it keeps freezing, and skipping. I tried a lens cleaner, and no improvement. Oddly, there is no problems when playing video games. Is it common for the DVD function to go bad first?
     
  2. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Sounds like what mine did. After a while, it won't play DVD bases games. Then finally it'll quit playing anything.
     
  3. Ogami Daigoro

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    Was this the fat PS2 or the slim PS2? I remember hearing lots of problems with the original fatty, not so much with the slim.
     
  4. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    It's the OG fatty.
     
  5. Tigran

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    Yeah.. It's gonna die soon.
     
  6. toma

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    one of these days you'll wake up and find yourself with a black ps1.
     
  7. edicius

    edicius I need a drink.

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    Welcome to the dreaded Disc Read Errors.
     
  8. yodafett

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    I had the opposite problem, mine stopped playing games, but would play DVDs and CDs just fine... I did the open and clean method, and it works supremely now. By "lens cleaner", do you mean you opened it and cleaned it by hand, or used one of the off the shelf discs you put in and it's supposed to clean it for you?
     
  9. MegaMoonMan

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    Yep, it gonna die. You could try the lens alignment procedure, that might help.
     
  10. Codimus Prime

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    Yup. Mine quit reading DVD's after about 2 years of use (primary DVD player). Hadn't really stopped reading DVD games until really near the end.

    You can attempt to adjust the laser (look for PS2 fix tutorial) and I got mine to read games again.... maybe it will work for DVD's.
     
  11. Lt. Faceless

    Lt. Faceless I'm a puppet

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    The only problem i have with mine,it won't play black backed disc for some reason.I've had to take so many games back becuz of that.I've heard of so many problems coming from the slim ones.My fatty has out lasted everyone i have known to own a slim one.
     
  12. Frognal

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    Mine was doing that, but I opened and cleaned it. Got rid of the dust with a can of air and a vacuum cleaner, and cleaned the lens with rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab. Works great now.
     
  13. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    Mine started to do that, so I used it as an excuse to upgrade to the slim PS2 so I could take the system online. Now my girlfriend has the original that still plays games great and I haven't been online a single time with my new unit... ah well.
     
  14. DevilzFan

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    Mine won't play the discs with the blue color data area. The normal silver discs still play fine though.
     
  15. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Mine is the exact same. Also, it can't play CDs or Action Replay without being on its side.
    Normal Silver discs play fine though, no problems there.
     
  16. flamepanther

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    It's okay. The rest of the system will match the DVD player soon enough.
     

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