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Broken ps2 slimline , sounds like the disc is catching sumthin, any help? could it be the draw, still isnt working, help??

When i close the draw with the disc inside it sounds like sumthings catching and makes a racket and then just dosent work properly

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Re: broken ps2 slimline , sounds like the disc is...

Ok the problem i had was the disc would not read and it sounded like struggling to read. 1/ if under warranty-use it 2/if not you need a small phillips screwdriver and a flathead screwdriver. Take the back soft pads off and unscrew x2.then use the flathead and unclip hard plastic (not rubber)front ones x3 and x1 back. Carefuly remove the top avoid touching the laser lens at all cost(this will cost you) Now to the problem The lens slides back and forth on the steel rods, i found that mine was sticking in a spot i put some crc on a tissue and cleaned the steel rods. Too test while still open put the leads in and (power last) and turn on .In order to fool the machine to think it is shut there are 2 trigger point to push down 1 next too the on button and the next is white and in mid-back when done together the disc will start to spin.(hopefully that was your problem as mine went back too whisper quiet and all my discs worked again) and just go in reverse to put back together Good luck and enjoy the experience

Posted on May 13, 2007

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