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Playstation 2 My Playstation 2 will not read disc...what do I do??

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Well brntaffy first off a liitle more info is needed. when you say wont read disc have you tried any or all of the media formats the ps2 supports? music cd, dvd movie, ps1 games, ps2 cd, ps2 dvd. If it plays some formats but not others then the cd eye angle alignment is probably not correct. Is your ps2 a slim or the older thick model? if it is a new slim ps2 you can try the top lens instruction below, but if your ps2 is the older thick model, unless you are at least somewhat of a tech savy type you may not want to attemped any of the other stuff at all. regardless it could be any one or a combination of the following:

1. Most commonly the laser lens (or eye) needs to be cleaned.

before trying any of this yourself read everything first and then have a place to work setup.This place should be clean, good bright lighting, with plenty of room, where you won't get disturb before finishing. and oh yeah wash your hands.

top lens: (if you have a thick ps2 model you will need to remove the outer case(be careful of ribbon cable connection for reset and eject button assembly, if you cant figure out how to remove the button assembly,just set the outer case upside down right next to thebottom) and then remove the top plastic cover of the cd/dvd unit) NEVER touch the eye/lens with your finger- you have oils that will cause it to attract dust/dirt. With a q-tip very lightly soaked in isopropyl rubbing alcohol, use as little pressure as possible, using a circular motion either clockwise or counter clockwise (do not change direction), rub the top lens about 20 to 30 complete revolutions then (without the alcohol) repeat the same method using the dry end of the q-tip

I say this again unless you are a some what tech savy type of person you may not want to attemp anything further.

bottom lens: if you are going to try this or anything furthur, PLEASE BEFORE you disassemble anything!, you need to be prepared with a few items. an artists paint brush- as small and very fine bristles as you can find the length of the bristles should be at least a quarter inch or longer. a few small wooden toothpicks, a can of silicone lubricant , q-tips , a fine point sharpie, oh yeah a regular sized phillips screwdriver and a small phillips tech driver , depending on which one of the, 13 or so different, ps2 models you have, you might find a few other small tools that could come in handy (an allen wrench or that just right size flat blade screwdriver, ect.).
okay back to how to clean the bottom lens: you will need to remove the laser eye assembly. to do this the guide bar the laser eye assembly is attached to will need to be removed, first mark the possistion of the cd eye angle adjustment knob(s) with the sharpie there will be 1 or 2 knobs depending on what model you have, the knob(s) control the height of one end of the guide bar(s). This needs to be very accruate so when you reassemble, the cd eye angle alignment is as you found it, because if the angle isn't right you won't be able to play all the formats the ps2 supports. either a flat metal spring or a srew or something similar holding one end of the bar needs to come out. be very careful of the ribbon cable attached to the bottom of the cd eye assembly, if you look at the plastic connector the ribbon goes into, very gently use something small, a sharp toothpic or tiny flat blade tech driver, to release each side of the plastic connector. this will release the ribbon cable. Now that you are holding the laser eye assembly very very carefully using a toothpic to hold the floating eye up enough so you can get access to the second stationary lens undernieth with your paint brush, brush the bottom lens several times to get any dust.
Now put back together . use a fresh q-tip to apply silicone lubricant to to the guide bars and the worm gear. the worm gear is what moves the laser eye assembly back and forth. check the gear grooves for any foreign material dust lent ect. remember to get the alignment knobs back exactly how you marked them. do the top lens: instruction. reassemble dvd top cover and outer case.

Now if you have done everything just how I said and your ps2 is still not reading any format then you have a more serious problem that will take more time to explain than I have right now but if anyone request this or needs more detail in the above I will find time to explain further possible solutions! lol

hope this info is useful!

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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