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Noisy PS2 Has Issues....

Discussion in 'PS2' started by jBreak, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. jBreak

    jBreak Member

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    I recently upgraded to the flip to case and my PS2 seems to be having some issues. With some games (both originals and backups) the laser makes a ton of noise. It's a clicking/grinding sound. do i just need to re-lubricate the laser (and with what?) or do i have deeper issues?

    thanks
     
  2. RemyK313

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    What kind PS2 version is it, and what mods do you have on it? That usually matters.

    More on your problem, it sounds like your laser may be damaged, but I really don't know too much about it.
     
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    jBreak: I had the same problem when I put a flip top on my PS2. What I had to do is stick a small (couple pounds only) weight or something on top of the actual flip top part. Currently I am using the head of a hammer to weigh it down and it never makes those noises. I used to use like a 25-pack CDR spindle. I've read that if you stick something behind the white plastic disc holder part, like a piece of cardboard or some nuts, that it'll stop it... so I tried that and broke one of those three little parts that holds it on there and had to super-glue it... and it didn't even work :p so I'd go with something to weigh it down.
     
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    Well, i fixed it and i have a tip for you, Nealio. If you take your old ps2 case and look at the cover for the cd area, you will see a white disc. If you swap it with the one in your fliptop, you won't need to stack stuff on it. (the one in the OEM case has a magnet). I also greased my laser rods and gear and bent (via heat) my laser arm and it seems to be working pretty weell now, fingers crossed.
     
  5. Nealio

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    Well I already do have the white disc attached in there, but it still makes noise for me. I'm not worried about it though cause I've had mine for like 4-5 months and haven't had any probs. What did you do to bend your laser rod? Isn't that kinda risky?
     
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    You're lucky to have the magnetic disc! Mine came with a disc, just no magnet.

    To bend the laser arm (the little white piece of plastic between the laser and the laser gear)
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    I just detatched it and put it over a lighter for about 5 seconds to get the plastic warm and bent it slightly. I wasn't too worried because i found them on ebay for about 5 bucks.

    I also cleaned the laser gear with a small screwdriver and found a bunch of debris near the ends.

    Addded some petrol jelly on the rods and i was set!
     

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