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PS2 not reading any disc

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  1. ivrytwr3

    ivrytwr3 Member

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    Hi all,

    A friend heard my problem and directed me here.

    OK, i have been using Swap Magic for the last few weeks without any problems.

    Today i played GTA San Andreas for about 4 - 5 hours (cool game!!) and then switched off the system. I Visited the bathroom, ate tea etc... and about 2 hours later i went back to the game.

    I put in my sm disc and then GTA, the screen went pink. So i powered down. However, when i put in sm disc, the ps2 did not recognise my disc.

    I have since tried original games, dvds etc, the ps2 is not reading the discs. I have gone to the browser screen and it sees my mem cards, i insert a disc and i get a "reading disc" for about 2 seconds, but then nothing.

    Have i fooked my system? Is this a common thing with Swap Magic? Can anyone help me????

    Sorry to ramble on, but if i want help, i wanted to tell you my exact actions before the ps2 went tits up!!

    Ta all!!
     
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    i know i'm new here, but any help would be appreciated!!
     
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    OK update,

    I've had the lid off and watched the ps2 perform the boot up. The ps2 powers up and the disc spins for a second and then stops; that's it!

    What have i done and can it be repaired?

    PS Anyone know any good shops to have it repaired either mail order or in the Lincolshire area?

    Ta

    :D
     
  4. Gazcoigne

    Gazcoigne Regular member

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    how old is your ps2? what model is it?

    It sounds like the laser has died, and you can replace that easily yourself. If you have dismantled the ps2 you have done most of the hard part.

    you can get lasers cheap off ebay MAKE SURE YOU ORDER THE SAME MODEL OF LASER. YOU CANNOT CHANGE LASER TYPE.

    should solve the prob.
     
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    ivrytwr3 Member

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    The laser has died? Aw fook!!!! OK fortunately i can get rid of the PS2 for £75 (don't ask!!). However, i still want a PS2. My questions are:

    What is the best chip for the PS2? (I've heard DMS3 or Messiah)

    Can i get these installed into the new slimline PS2's?

    Would i be better buying an already chipped slimline ps2?

    If yes, where from and how much?

    I'm in the UK too.

    Thanx for replying, i really i'm gutted i've broken my ps2 :(
     
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    PreChipped NEW Matrix Infinity Chipped Slim PS2

    Is the Matrix Infinity chip any good? If so, then this is the offer i will go with.

    Ta again!
     
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    i dont know much about modchips but ive heard the infinity one is good. ive heard the dms range is better though.

    try www.techwizad.com

    he has premodded pstwo's.
     
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    Cheers for the link, but that guy is charging £239!!!

    I can pick up a PS2 for £94.99 delivered, so he wants £145 for the chip and installing it? Nice profit margin!
     
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    lol didnt know wot he was askin for em just that he had em!!

     

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