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How do i know if my laser is dodgy?

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by stuart72, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. stuart72

    stuart72 Member

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    I have an ancient v4 ps2.

    I looked at what i think is my laser and there is dust all over it.

    Swap Magic takes ages to load my discs, is this swap magics fault or the lasers?
     
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    Your laser cant read disks with ancient dust all over it, just clean it out with a cotten bud, if your backups still wont load properly then its probably ur dvdr media.
     
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    Can you read origionals ok? If you can your media is the problem. If not your laser could be going bad. You can replace them really easy though.
     
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    I can run originals fine.

    Its swap Magic which takes ages to load. Once i stick in a backup after swap magic is loaded though the backup loads very quickly.

    Anoth problem though is there are scratches on a lot of my discs which have quite clearly come from the laser when the disc was spinning.

    Is this a faulty laser or because of my flip top? Im probably getting my ps2 properly modded so i am unsure whether to keep on my flip top or not.

     
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    I have heard of the laser scratching the disks on older ps2s. There is a white gear in the dvd drive you can adjust the height of the laser. That will probably help. I would suggest getting it modded. I had a flip top and ended up selling it and getting a real mod chip. I love the fact i can just put the disk in and it plays. Well as for the laser do a google search on adjusting your laser and you should find a guide. I have done it before but I don't have enough time to write you out instructions. They are easy to find though. Good luck! If your going to mod it I would suggest selling that one and getting a new ps2 or getting a new laser just to make sure you will have no problems.
     
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    Thank you for your help.

    Im going to get someone to fit a mod for me (probably Due 2 SE - im told it will run all games no probs) so i'll ask them to check my laser as well.
     

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