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Removed Laser ribbon

Hi my brother has recently removed part of the laser ribbon from my ps2 i was wondering if i could replace the whole laser with an original ps2 laser as i have one lying around....please help on this

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Sorry a ps2 **BIG SYSTEM** wont fit the ribbon in some of the old ps2 are thin insted of the wide type and they may fit but if i understand your ? right a ps2 lazer wont fit

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Hi STokesG101,


I am StokesG too.  Greg Stokes From South Carolina USA.  You Laser has melted.  If you good with Electronics repair like me, you could open the case back up and replace the laser.  The Ribbon cable that connects to the laser is held in place.  You have to carefully unlatch the retainer that holds the Ribbon in.  I think it is read and pulls out on both ends of the ribbon connector.  Its not a flip up type, it is a pull out type connector.  You can get another laser from

I can replace the laser for you for $40 which includes return shipping.  My email is and I run the website

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