20 Most Recent Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Compact System Shelf System Questions & Answers


The picture is misleading. Haha anyways, Its really simple to install an operating system. All you need is the installation CD and proper installation hardware such as (DVD, CD, or DVD/CD rom). Along with a hard drive. Now before installing an "O.S" follow these simple steps:

1-make sure its compatible with your motherboard, some motherboards are not compatible with certain versions of O.S.
2- you have to make sure, your processor is capable of the running the O.S you plan on installing.
3- You have to make sure you have enough Ram to run the O.S (the Ram and processor both have to be compatible with the motherboard to begin with).
4-Make sure your Hard drive is capable of supporting the O.S by having sufficient space to satisfy your needs and the O.S itself.

Once you have followed those steps you can follow the on screen process provided by the O.S installation CD.

In your Case this is what you would need.

A motherboard suitable for the processor you wish to use.
16Mb of ram or more (a single 32Mb ram stick should do).
A Hard drive of atleast half a Gig (i would recommend 10Gig or more so you can store more files).

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Jul 25, 2010


that probably means that the disk is bad because that happens to me to alot with guitar hero or that u will need to put something on top of the ps2 were u put the disk in so that will keep it straite if that doesnt work then its the laser or the hard drive

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Apr 16, 2010


Your lens is repeatedly touching the disc. In the future, this could be a big issue, and it is a sign that your lens is breaking down. On the slimline models, specifically SCPH-70000 models or greater, the lasers are disposable just about. They weaken easily, and they stop working fast. You can get a new laser for about 20 dollars from some websites.

Check some of your discs. If you notice any circular scratches, you'll know that your lens is touching the disc. Does it still read PSX, PS2 games (including DVD-9 dual layer games like Guitar Hero) well? Does it read fast? Can you still watch movies on your PS2? If not, your lens is breaking and you'll need to replace it.

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Nov 07, 2009


I had that same problem, Just purchase a cd lens cleaner and it worked.

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Apr 07, 2009


you need to clean the lens of your ps2 by using the cd lens cleaner. you can use a cd lens cleaner either dry type or liquid type. you just play this and wait until a signal appear or a sound appear stating the completion of cleaning the lens

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Apr 03, 2009


you could try cleaning the laser using meths on a cotton bud

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Feb 20, 2009


DONT FORGET TO RATE SOLUTION

1. CLEAN THE LASER. ALWAYS DO THIS FIRST. MOST TIMES THIS IS ALL YOU NEED TO GET YOUR SYSTEM BACK RUNNING A 100% AGAIN

2. IF THE LASER CLEANING DON'T WORK ON YOUR PS2 SYSTEM PERFORMANCE THEN TRY ADJUSTING THE LASER VOTAGE.

3. IF THE LASER VOTAGE DON'T WORK YOU NEED TO REPLACE THE LASER

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Dec 29, 2008


Go to the closest game shop. They probably have a kind of polishing tool that removes scratches from CD surfaces.

You can also buy such a machine. If you frequently scratch your CDs it will pay off.

Check this link:

CD repair stuff on Amazon

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Dec 26, 2008


my skinny ps2 will not read the disc

1. it takes long

2. it says disc cant be read

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Dec 11, 2008


Should be on sony main site for playstation.

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Oct 25, 2008


Did you pull top off to see if not spinning? If so then have you cleaned Disc? If so have you cleaned laser? If so then move lense with finger down tray and replugg in it should spin for a min. then try again with disc.

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Sep 25, 2008


Try Plugging the Ps2 into another TV if it works then its probably the TV or you plugged in the 3 coloured plugs wrong you mite wanna try it in front or behind the TV.

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Aug 09, 2008


Con un Qtip mojado con alcohol isopropilico por un lado limpia el pequeno cristal del laser primero con el lado humedo y despues secalo con el otro lado.Suerte

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Apr 09, 2008


You should wait for a few days for it to work again, or maybe replace the disk drive.

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Apr 09, 2008


Maybe you need to wait a few days for it to work again, or maybe you can replace the disk drive.

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Mar 22, 2008


this one might be a dirty lens and to do that you can go to the local department store and opay about 10 dollars and get a lens cleaner for video games. i have had steros go out and stop playing discs and i just wipe the lens but i wouldent try this on a ps 2, but yea try the lens cleaner, hope that works

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Mar 04, 2008


how can i install hard disc drive into a slim type?

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Mar 01, 2008


their there is no big stores as best buy or circuit city, so the only thing you should do is repair it online or send it to the company

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Feb 09, 2008


i think your console has been modified...modified console will disabled dvd player...if you want to watch dvd movie remove the chip added by your technician...

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Feb 08, 2008


Have you replaced the laser yourself? before installing it you should remove a soldered joint on the laser, it is just like two points soldered together, just desolder that and put it back, it will work. Good luck

Sony PlayStation... | Answered on Feb 04, 2008

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