Why does the game keep telling me Please Insert Playstation or Playstation 2 Format Disc?

  1. I just turned on the PS2, pumped the FFX-2 CD, then start the game, but the weird thing happend is it says:
    Please Insert Playstation or Playstation 2 Format Disc.

    Although I don't see any problems on my CD.

    User Info: SicaPrishe

    SicaPrishe - 10 years ago

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  1. The disc read interface does not appear to recognize the fact that you have inserted a PlayStation 2 disc. It may recognize that you have inserted a disc but not recognize it as a PlayStation 2 disc.

    Try using a different PlayStation 2 CD for the same or a different game. If that works, your problem is likely with the CD. If it doesn't work, your problem may be a machine-related error.

    Even though you do not see any problems with your CD, you might start troubleshooting by gently "cleaning" your CD with a soft cloth. Also, you could try using the CD on a different machine to make sure that it is not a CD issue.

    If the CD is O.K., you must have some sort of machine related issue. Causes could be "operator error" or "machine error". Be sure that you are proceeding in accordance with instructions found in your PlayStation 2 reference manual.

    Start up your machine without any game disc inserted. Be sure that the on screen selection before inserting a disc is in the column of icons that will allow your machine to accept a disc and read it.

    If you already have a disc in the machine, try ejecting the current disc and and then reinserting it after the initial disc insertion and start up attempt. When you eject the disc, make sure that the cursor is positioned in the column of icons that will allow your machine to accept a disc and read it.

    If you can get this far, make sure the on screen cursor points to the PlayStation disc icon on the screen after the disc has been inserted. Click on the disc icon to attempt to start the game.

    If that does not work, try "cleaning" the disc read interface by blowing into the disc insertion slot. Pucker up and blow and/or try using Mom's hair dryer set on a "coolest" setting before attempting to start up the game.

    If still no joy, take your machine to the local game store and ask for help.

    User Info: AZorro007

    AZorro007 (Expert) - 10 years ago 6   8

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