I have a PS2 and have just changed the laser. It was working fine before changing the laser. I put it all back together and it played games fine but the cd drawer was closing by itself almost immediately after opening - meaning you had to get the cd in quickly.
So I took it apart again to fix the cd drawer problem, but now the laser does not recognise there is a disc in the machine and the disc does therefore not spin.
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If cleaning the lens doesn't resolve the problem, that same website also has a means of purchasing a replacement. If you just want to clean the inside of the disc drive, put the PS2 back together and open up the tray.
Clean everything with a cotton swab, including the laser lens.
Hi, it sounds like your laser is either dirty or dead. first try to clean your laser with a Q-tip and some glass cleaner (no streaks that way). This will require you opening up your PS2. Take all the screws out of the bottom os it and pull the top off, be careful there is a ribbon cable that is attached to your power and eject buttons. You will be able to see your DVD drive. take all 4 screws out and take the top off. The laser will be right there. Swab the laser with the Q-tip and use the dry end to dry it off. Put the top back on and plug it in to the wall and your t.v. See if it will read the discs before you put it back together. If it won't then your laser is shot and needs replaced. But while you have it apart you can order a new laser for about $29.00 and install it while its apart. If it does read the discs then its fixed and you can put it back together.
Your lazer lense has bit the dust. Depending on your model type the first gen systems lazers are very easy to replace. The later versions sony made it harder to replace. You can find out what model you have by looking at the back of your PS2 then you can either call sony or go to there website and find out what generation PS2 you have. Then go from there. Hope this helps
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
HI THIS PROBLEM IS USUALY CAUSED WHEN LID IS PUT BACK ON ..
THERE IS SOME LITTLE SWITCHERS ON THE PS2 NEAR THE LASER THESE SWITCHERS ARE TO TELL PS2 WHEN LID AS BEEN OPENED AND A ANTI PIRACY PROTECTION FOR DISK SWOPPING PICS SHOW WERE THE LITTLE SWITCHERS ARE ..__TRY TAKING THE LID BACK OFF AND PLACING LID BACK ON WITH LID TRAY SHUT AND IF THAT DOES NOT WORK CLOSE WITH LID OPEN AND AT THE FRONT WERE YOU PRESS THE BUTTON TO TURN POWER ON CHECK IF THE LITTLE SWITCH AS COME AWAY OR BROKE IF SO I SELL REPLACMENTS MY WEBSITE IS WWW.CONSOLEREPAIRANDPLAY.CO.UK