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My PS2s Lens Is Finished (or Is It?)

Discussion in 'PS2' started by hastheman, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. hastheman

    hastheman Member

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    Hi. I have a fat PS2 (v7), which I got chipped, and I have been using it for about 5 years now. A few days back, I bought a pile of games from Malaysia (and please don't start on piracy and all). 5 of them were problematic.

    They would start, the PS2 logo would come up but when the actual game started its loading, the PS2 hanged. On giving it to a supposed specialist, I was told the lens was weak and very few games would run. I took it home, only to find that no game was working at all now. I took it to the guy again, who said that the lens is now totally busted.

    Question Number 1: Is that possible?

    Second thing is if I get hold of a computer DVD drive made by Sony, can I replace just the laser lens part with the part from the DVD Drive? I can imagine it would be problematic, but I just want to know if it is possible or not.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can answer my problems.
     
  2. DedShadow

    DedShadow Regular member

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    Yeah, it is quite possible that your laser has burnt out due to long use. On replacing it, I think you would have to contact Sony and get a replacement lens from them, or pick up a cheap PS2 from Ebay etc and use the lens from that.
     
  3. NonConGuy

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    Dont contact Sony cause they will do nothing for you since you voided their contract for installing a modchip. (tore the sticker on the back of the ps2) Some sites sell replacement parts for the ps2 from 5 to 15 dollars depending on the version of the ps2... but because its such an old version, i doubt youd be able to find it, sorry. Maybe inserting the laser from your drive might work, but if it doesnt, tough luck
     
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    Ah yes lol, forgot about that completely! Sorry!
     
  5. hastheman

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    Thanks for the information guys, but I was considering replacing the lens with a PC DVD Drive option, and I just wanted to know if it was possible or not before I actually try it. Could you find out if it is or not?

    Thanx Again,
     
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    buy a laser made for a PS2
    I am pretty sure that taking one out of a PC DVD drive
    is not going to work.
     
  7. madgenius

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    If you look on some of the sites that sell modchips you can find replacement lasers for PS2s. Taking one out of a DVD-ROM or something probably won't work. I won't say it's impossible but would definitely require a ton of technical knowledge... probably not worth it. The standard thing to do here is to buy a replacement laser for your PS2. You can have it installed or if you're handy can install it yourself.

    Note that if your v7 used the KHS-400C laser that they are no longer being made. The "new" ones they sell are actually refurbs. I hear they work well but I don't know. I've also heard that some company in China is selling a laser dubbed the 400W which is compatible with the 400C line.
     
  8. hastheman

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    Thanks for the information dude.

    Now, since I know its really not worth the effort, I'll wait for 6 months and buy myself a PS3.

    Thanks again
     

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