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Backups causing Wear and Tear on laser?

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by bloodyjab, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. bloodyjab

    bloodyjab Member

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    I think either my Swap Magic or my backup games are causing EXTREME wear and tear on my PS2. I had my PS2 repaired by Sony 4 months ago. 2 months ago i got Swap Magic and started using backups. However, now I'm getting ALOT of disc read errors and it seems as tho my PS2 is having trouble reading discs. Is using Swap Magic or backups causing wear and tear to my PS2's laser?
     
  2. frank336

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    maybe your dvd brand is really cheap. what is it?
     
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    If you got Disc Read errors, just clean the lens. I had a v1 PS2, had these errors, but cleaned the lens and all is well.
     
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    that's not solving my problems, i tried that :(
    DVD+R Memorex
     
  5. frank336

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    ok but do you have an old playstation? because i read on this forum that old playstations read dvd+r with difficulties or just not read it.
     
  6. bloodyjab

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    well....kinda but i got it repaired by Sony only 4 months ago. and my PS2 also has trouble reading non-backup games as well, i keep getting that Disc Read Error.
     
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    Well it's hard to Pin-point what exactly is causing wear and tear on your PS2. Listed below are some tips and facts about the PS2 that may be causing your problem.

    1.)Since your using DVD+R Blank Media make sure to change it's Book type from DVD+R to DVD-Rom for better compatibility with the PS2 laser.

    2.) Use the best quality Blank DVD media you can buy. I use Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R. Memorex is consider very poor blank DVD media.

    3.) Some PS2 systems prefer DVD+R or DVD-R Blank Media just test this theory out by using two different types of DVD Blank media. My PS2 V7 (the old fat kind) will play both DVD-R and DVD+R (book type to DVD-Rom) media just fine.

    4.) If you have a newer Ps2 (the thin kind)I have heard that they have very bad laser that will go out really soon.
     
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    ok i will try that, btw is Fujifilm a good brand to use?
     
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    aaah ok, i see. thx so it WAS my DVD brand that was causing this SUPER wear and tear on my laser?
     

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