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I have a
Playstation 1 in my house. I bought my Playstation about 3-4 yrs
ago in London, England. I am living in Mumbai, India now. There
seems to be a problem in my Playstation. Whenever I insert a game
CD in my console my console doesnít read the CD. I brought my
Playstation to India almost 2 yrs ago. After bringing my
Playstation to India it used to work fine but after a few months
this problem occurred. I will be grateful to you if youíll help
me in solving the problem.
A: You have a
few options to try to deal with this problem. First I would check
and see if it isnít your games. Turn your games over and check
and see if they are scratched, dirty, or damaged in any way. If
they are try using a disc cleaner or disc repair kit to correct
this problem. If they are fine, then you can narrow the problem
down to your Playstationís lens. First I would try a dry lens
cleaning kit to see if itís not dust and dirt clogging up your
lens and keeping it from reading your discs. Although lens
cleaning is NOT recommended for the PS2 it is very much essential
to keeping your PSone healthy. If this still doesnít help you
can try an old trick that some Playstation users have had to rely
on to get their systems to read games again: try turning your
system upside down before turning it on. It may sound crazy, but
try it. If that doesnít help, it may be a more serious problem.
You might want to consider upgrading to a Playstation 2, seeing as
how it can play old Playstation games and all the great PS2 games
available, plus DVD movies.
Q: How long
you can keep a Playstation 2 on till it overheats? I heard it was
about 6-7 days. But I want to make sure.
although the PS2ís internal fan will keep your system safe from
heat issues during normal use, it is relatively unknown how long a
PS2 can stay running before it overheats. Sony, however,
recommends that you "take a break at about 30-minute
intervals." I guess thatís less for the systemís
safety and more for your own.
had to leave my PS2 paused for 8 or 9 hours before I could get
back to it without any problems whatsoever, so I think itís very
possible you can leave a game on for days without damaging your
Q: Is TimeSplitters
2 gonna only be on Xbox and Gamecube? If so, Free Radical are
start throwing stones just yet! Recently TimeSplitters 2 was
announced as a multi-platform game, meaning it will now appear on
the Xbox, Gamecube, and PS2 when itís released this September.
So far the only high-profile Eidos title that remains PS2
Raider: the Angel of Darkness.