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PS2 diagnostic problem
Previous | Next by buggEde 02 April, 2007 - 2:47 AM

Here's the deal, my PS2 hasn't worked in a couple of months. From what I understand, it is the infamous Disc Read Error. Apparently all I need to do is open it up and clean the lense. Is this true? If it is true, does anyone have a safe way to do it? I don't wanna bollocks up my PS2 for good. I have beer and will pay with it for help.

4/2/2007 >> Dan

1. Is this all disks or just CD's?
2. What is model # of your PS2?

The model # will tell me which which laser assembly you have in the unit. Newer ones can be cleaned and/or have the voltage for the laser adjusted. They will usually resume working for a fair period of time. Older units will need to have the laser assembly replaced. If the laser needs to be replaced it will cost around $50 for a new laser assembly. At the same time the laser drive guide should be replaced (cheap little piece of plastic) it keeps the laser moving smoothly back and forth.

4/2/2007 >> buggEde

1. It is all discs. It plays nothing at all: no PS2 games, no PSOne games, no cds and no dvds.
2. I dont have the model # in front of me, but i have had it for around 2 1/2 years and it i got itused then. Need more?

4/2/2007 >> muhgcee

That's said bollocks.

4/2/2007 >> Dan

Yes, there are 10 different revisions. Your probally uses one of threee different lasers. Two are interchangeable, one is not. With the model number I will know for sure. If you have a very early model the laser should be replaced becasue cleaning it will do nothing. If it's a newer laser I can clean/adjust the laser and you will be good to go without any parts. My labor rates are a 6 pack of beer or a bottle of wine. Parts are up to you if necessary.

4/4/2007 >> buggEde

I will check the model number tonight and post it.

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