When a Sony Playstation presents the message, Please insert PlayStation 2 format disc, it means that either no disc is in the disc drive of the console or that the console is unable to recognize the disc that is in the disc drive. If there is a PlayStation 2 or Playstation disc in the drive but the console still does not recognize it, then the console may need to be repaired.
The Sony PlayStation 2 is a video game console that was released in 2000. It is an upgraded and more powerful version of its predecessor, the original PlayStation. Since the release of the PlayStation 2, Sony has subsequently released the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
The PlayStation 2 supports only a few specific types of discs. It can play any PlayStation 2 game, and it is backwards-compatible with the Playstation, meaning it is able to read and play games for that console as well. It is also able to read audio CDs and DVDs. When the console presents the error, "Please insert PlayStation 2 format disc", the problem could either the console or the disc itself. If the reading lens within the console is damaged or dirty, it will not be able to read any discs. Additionally, if the disc has scratches or is dirty, the console will not be able to recognize it.