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PS2 reading problems

Discussion in 'PS2' started by madhops23, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. madhops23

    madhops23 Member

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    My friend's PS2 will not read original PS1 games, back-up dvds, or cds. I think it is fairly old (at least V3). Does anyone have any suggestions other than trying to clean the lense. Is there another explanation for the strange behaivor?

    Also, if cleaning is the only option, how do I best clean the lense.
     
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    p4_tt Active member

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    I take its the good old "Disc Read Error" Sounds like the laser is screwed you can buy new ones but as I say why the hell should I if Sony had made them better there would be no problems, I don’t know what the best solution would be to clean it but some one in AD will know.

    Good Luck
     
  3. marujuju

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    Ok this is common problam for a good guide google "PS2 Disk read error fix" or around that. Any way take apart your PS2, then take away apart the disk drive. You will see the a white plastice thing(sorry been long time) first off just take a ear cleaning thing(with cotton on end) and some rubbing acohol. Clean off the laser, then put in a game and see if it works(Iv fixed two this way when cd cleaners woulnt work.) If it still does not work the laser has most lilkly become out of place.(I forget excaly how)take a marker and mark a notch on thw white gear. and rotate it some, then test game if it works your done, if not rotate it some more till it works. Google this though so you get better directions.
     
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    http://www.geocities.com/djyayo/faq3.html

    To make things simpler then the link, the adjustments are located right underneath the laser block itself, even on the ps1 it was on the side of the laser unit where the ribbon (not the power plug) starts. All voltage adjustments on DVD/CD and lasers are almost always located on or near the laser itself.

    But in the ps2 case it is right under the laser! Use a tiny flat head screwdriver to turn the adjustment knobs, just a very small turn to the right is all you need.

    Basically all it does is increase the strength of your laser beam (therefore it can read data much better). To read cd-r and dvd-r's you need a stronger beam (if you don’t want fmv or skipping in the video and stuff - this will make it run as smooth as an original)!

    you could also try adjusting the laser angle, there is a white wheel behind the cd/dvd tray turning this a few click will lower or heighten the laser (therefore adjusting the angle the laser hits the cd/dvd)

    the rods on either end of the laser probably need to be lubricated too (just a thin layer), that is if you hear any clicking coming from the ps2. That or it is trying to find the data and can't or it can’t properly read the data due to poor laser beam.

    Also after you take off the top and you see the cover over the cd/dvd drive bay (it has 4 small screws on it); well before you take off the bay top cut a small square off of a small thin refrigerator magnet and put it on top of the silver/grey circle in the middle (it will attach to the ps2 magnet already there). What that does is strengthen the magnet so the disc doesn’t slip out of place. Over time the magnet that holds the cd/dvd in place will weaken this will fix the problem and it’s real simple.

    Even if it doesn’t have a weak magnet it’s still something you should do since its real simple and it will always keep the disk firmly in place and centered. Plus it’s a good preemptive measure to take (especially if you use labels).
     
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