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best replacement laser for PS2 slim? a little help.

Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by bSoprano, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. bSoprano

    bSoprano Member

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    i have a modded ps2 slim that needs the laser replaced; can anyone recommend the best replacment laser on the market? i bought a PVR-802W from ebay and it's crap, my old broken laser reads backups better. can anyone help me out? i just don't want to waste money buying random replacment lasers. thx
     
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    Yes Rich's playstation parts is good to buy from
    http://www.richspsxparts.com/psx2.html

    I wonder if they didn't remove the laser solder protection properly.
    http://store.richspsxparts.com/whislasopr.html
     
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    yup, i removed the solder dot correctly. and the laser works fine when reading original ps2 games, but it has a hard time reading backups. my questions is what is the highest quality laser out there? sony don't sell replacement parts, and they make you send your ps2 to a repair center, and if they find its been modded they won't fix it. so i have to settle for an alternative make replacement laser. the media i'm using is TDK burned at 2x speed with pioneer dvr-104. the discs don't have any serious scratchs on them, so my guess is the pvr-802w is a poor quality laser, but i'm really not sure. thx
     
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    They say the KHM-430 is the best laser for the slim.

    TDK is good media. Which are you using DVD-R or DVD+R

    You could also try burning at a higher speed.
    I would burn at 4x or higher using imgburn or Nero.

    What modchip are you using?
     
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    i'm using dvd-r tdks with imgburn, and swap magic 3.8 coder.(no mod chip) instead i took out the plastic buttons & springs, and soldered the switches permanently, i did'nt want to open my ps2 all the time to adjust the switch depressor's, thus i voided my warrenty and sony would see soldered switchs; anyway's i'll try a faster burn speed of 4x and look into KHM-430. thx for all your help smokyrain.
     
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    Your welcome, good luck with it and hopefully burning at a higher speed with work for you.
     

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