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How to open ps2 cover

I have ps2 thin model disc wont spin i look at eye inside it looks damage compard to my new ps2 i fount to screws on back under ruber covers is somthing holding otherside but not sure how to open cover if u can help thanks

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There is a screw under the warranty sticker

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When I turn on my ps2 it spins the disc but does not read it. It goes straight to the browser system configuration screen like there's no disc in it. It worked earlier but froze up now this is what its...


Hi. try to clean the Lens of the Unit. Please see procedure below:

  • 1 Turn the PlayStation 2 over to remove the screw covers. Use the flat head screwdriver to remove the plugs that cover the screws. This reveals several Philips screws. Do not remove them yet. They must be unscrewed in a certain order so that the PS2 opens up properly.
  • 2 Remove the small screws near the control ports, powerboard and DVD drive using a Phillips screwdriver.
  • 3 Remove the long screws from the upper right section. This enables you to remove the cover.
  • 4 Flip the PlayStation 2 over to open it up. Before opening it, ensure the PS2 has had adequate cooldown time. Wait at least one hour after playing the game station before continuing. You do not want to burn yourself on the hot elements within.
  • 5 Open the PS2 carefully so as not to damage the ribbon inside the console. Lift up the case gently and slide the cover off. Notice the big black box that contains the laser lens and DVD drive unit you need to clean.
  • 6 Locate four black, small screws holding the black box down. Remove the screws using a Philips screwdriver.
  • 7 Lift up gently on the cover of the DVD drive. This fully exposes the laser lens.
  • 8 Dip one cotton swab in rubbing alcohol. Gently rub around the edge of the lens with the swab. Look for any greasy residue that may be there and remove it. Remove any fuzz. Use gentle pressure so you do not damage the PlayStation's lens.
  • 9 Take a dry cotton swab and dry off any liquid left behind. Ensure there are no cotton fibers left behind on the lens.
  • 10 Reassemble the PlayStation 2. Work backwards from the way in which you disassembled it.
  • Sep 04, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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    Older version PS2 not spinning the disc


    I solved this by taking off the screws on the cover that allows the disc to spin. Mine had the same problem.

    Apr 13, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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    Disc wont spin


    There are 4 reasons a disc won't spin on the Slim PSP. The most common is a failed laser.

    1. Failed laser -- the disc will not spin up to speed, or not spin at all, due to a bad laser. If you close the PS2 with no disc inside, the ps2 will never spin the disc. If you chose the PS2 with a disc inside but a bad laser, it still thinks no disc is inside and will not spin.

    2. Lid closed sensors. There are two of them. One on the motherboard and one on the reset switch. These sensors let the PS2 know that the lid is closed. If one or both of these break, the disc will never spin because the PS2 will think the lid is still open.

    3. Damaged case. If the case of the PS2 is damaged, the two parts of the lid that are supposed to press the lid-closed sensors will never press them.

    For more information, pictures, and parts, click into the following page:

    http://store.richspsxparts.com/slpsnospdi1a.html

    Oct 21, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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    The disk isn't spinning. When tray closes, it tries to spin for a moment, but then it doesn'tt.


    When you first put a CD/DVD into the Playstation 2, the disc spins enough so that the laser can read if it's a CD, DVD movie, DVD ps2 game or CD ps1 or 2 game to spin at the appropriate speed. If there is no disc inside, or the laser thinks there is no disc inside, the disc will only spin that 1/2 of a turn. So what would cause the laser to think there is no disc inside?

    A dirty laser. Try cleaning the laser and see if it helps. If you can see crust or dust covering the laser eye, it may not be strong enough to read anything at all. If the laser looks clean, this is probably not the issue.

    An unplugged laser cable. These things normally do not come out by themselves, but if you opened the ps2 that was spinning OK to clean the laser and/or removed the laser to clean it, plugged it in, now it's spinning 1/2 of a turn, the laser cable may not be in securely. If it is in securely, make sure it is plugged into the motherboard end properly.

    A dead laser. On models 30001, 35001, and some 30001R, this is the most likely issue. These models are old and the original lasers were a bit unreliable. I would suggest using a 400C since it is a better laser [and more available] than the 400B. YES, despite anything you have read, you CAN replace a 400B with a 400C IN ALL CASES.

    Jun 05, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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    My ps2 wont play games


    firstly, have the appropriate tools. tools include:: standard philips, jewelers philips(tiny screwdriver), a ziploc baggie, a q-tip, and hydrogen peroxide. open the ps2. there are 4 or six screws depending on the model. the screws are on the bottom. the screws have covers so take them off. Once the screws have been removed, remove the top cover. Again depending on the model, thier might be a strip connected to the top cover going to the reset and open buttons(so be CAREFULL). If u have a older model then this part will be more difficult. on the right side of the ps2, thier should be four screws holding the top of the cd reader down. remove the four screws and pull the top off. now inside the cd reader, thier should be two axle like metal poles going horizontal. This controls the laser so it can move back and forth. dust usually collects on these. clean these off, but make sure thier is still some grease on them. if u mess this up u can go buy ps2 grease. now finally to the fixing of the eye(laser). get a q-tip, dip it in a bottle of hydrogen peroxide. use the wet side and gently rub the eye(laser). then take the dry side of the q-tip, and dry the eye(laser). if u want to test the ps2, but u dont want to put it all back together, u can just set the cover back on. or (i wouldnt suggest this) u can take the white magnet out of the top cover and place it on the center reciever. it worked for me so i hope it works for u.

    Mar 15, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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    Playstatiion 2 repair


    Hi Jaybs,

    The disc will not spin if the laser canot read the disc. you may have a dead laser or bad ribbon cable that runs from the Laser to the motherboard. I am posting a procedure to clean the lasers lens. I hope you do not have the Slim model, as this procedure is for the older Big size PS2. You do not use Alcohol on the lens of a Slim PS2 ,it tends to haze over the lens.

    I hope your in the right posting area, this is for the Phat PS2 consoles with the drawer that comes out to put the CD in. Procedure is different for Slim PS2.
    1. Disconnect power and turn the case upside down.
    2. Remove the screw covers to expose the case screws. These are little square pieces or square rubber pads. You can use a thin knife blade to pry the hard plastic squares up.
    3. Remove all the screws.
    4. Remove the Warranty sticker to the right edge of the power socket.
    5. Turn the PS2 over to set it right side up.
    6. lift the top cover from the back and pull it forward slightly to clear the CD tray. Be careful of a possibly Ribbon cable attached to the lid going to the Reset/Eject buttons. Roll the cover over to the right leaving the ribbon intact.
    7. Remove the CD tray lid.
    8. Polish the Laser lens, and remove any lint or hair from the CD area. Use Alcohol and cotton swabs to clean the laser lens. By the way, Alcohol will damage a PS2 Slim lens. All lens are not created equally.
    9. Hook up the power and A/v Cables.
    10. Remove the little white disc from the CD tray lid.
    11. Place a Disc on the spindle, and cap the disc with the little white piece that you removed from the CD tray cover.
    12. Boot up the PS2 and test it, Continue cleaning until you get it to work.
    13. Put it back together, and you’re in business.
    If you have trouble you can send your PS2 to a Repair shop. Click on "Repair Directory" at the bottom of this screen. then choose "Video Game Consoles". Then you pick a Good Repair shop. My shop is listed, but I cannot divulge the name in this forum. Cost will be $25 plus shipping. Shipping is usually $8.95 to the USA

    Dec 02, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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    Disk reading error


    Hi Tyrell,

    What kind of disc is it? The PS2 can sometimes have a dirty lens and not read discs. It does not matter if the Disc is new and unscratched.
    I hope your in the right posting area, this is for the Phat PS2 consoles with the drawer that comes out to put the CD in. Procedure is different for Slim PS2.
    1. Disconnect power and turn the case upside down.
    2. Remove the screw covers to expose the case screws. These are little square pieces or square rubber pads. You can use a thin knife blade to pry the hard plastic squares up.
    3. Remove all the screws.
    4. REmove the Warranty sticker to the right edge of the power socket.
    5. Turn the PS2 over to set it right side up.
    6. lift the top cover from the back and pull it forward slightly to clear the CD tray. Be careful of a possibly Ribbon cable attached to the lid going to the REset/Eject buttons. Roll the cover over to the right leaving the ribbon intact.
    7. Remove the Cd tray lid.
    8. Polish the Laser lens, and remove any lint or hair from the Cd area. Use Alcohol and cotton swabs to clean the laser lens. By the way, Alcohol will damage a PS2 Slim lens. All lens are not created equally.
    9. Hook up the power and A/v Cables.
    10. REmove the little white disc from the Cd tray lid.
    11. Place a Disc on the spindle, and cap the disc with the little white piece that you removed from the CD tray cover.
    12. Boot up the PS2 and test it, Continue cleaning until you get it to work.
    13. Put it back together, and your in business.
    If you have trouble you can send your PS2 to the Playstation Clinic for Repair. Contact Repairtech@playstationclinic.com

    Nov 04, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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    PS2 Read Error


    I hope your in the right posting area, this is for the Phat PS2 consoles with the drawer that comes out to put the CD in. Procedure is different for Slim PS2.
    1. Disconnect power and turn the case upside down.
    2. Remove the screw covers to expose the case screws. These are little square pieces or square rubber pads. You can use a thin knife blade to pry the hard plastic squares up.
    3. Remove all the screws.
    4. REmove the Warranty sticker to the right edge of the power socket.
    5. Turn the PS2 over to set it right side up.
    6. lift the top cover from the back and pull it forward slightly to clear the CD tray. Be careful of a possibly Ribbon cable attached to the lid going to the REset/Eject buttons. Roll the cover over to the right leaving the ribbon intact.
    7. Remove the Cd tray lid.
    8. Polish the Laser lens, and remove any lint or hair from the Cd area. Use Alcohol and cotton swabs to clean the laser lens. By the way, Alcohol will damage a PS2 Slim lens. All lens are not created equally.
    9. Hook up the power and A/v Cables.
    10. REmove the little white disc from the Cd tray lid.
    11. Place a Disc on the spindle, and cap the disc with the little white piece that you removed from the CD tray cover.
    12. Boot up the PS2 and test it, Continue cleaning until you get it to work.
    13. Put it back together, and your in business.
    If you have trouble you can send your PS2 to the Playstation Clinic for Repair. Contact Repairtech@playstationclinic.com

    Nov 04, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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    PS2 Wont Play


    I hope your in the right posting area, this is for the Phat PS2 consoles with the drawer that comes out to put the CD in. Procedure is different for Slim PS2.
    1. Disconnect power and turn the case upside down.
    2. Remove the screw covers to expose the case screws. These are little square pieces or square rubber pads. You can use a thin knife blade to pry the hard plastic squares up.
    3. Remove all the screws.
    4. Remove the Warranty sticker to the right edge of the power socket.
    5. Turn the PS2 over to set it right side up.
    6. lift the top cover from the back and pull it forward slightly to clear the CD tray. Be careful of a possibly Ribbon cable attached to the lid going to the Reset/Eject buttons. Roll the cover over to the right leaving the ribbon intact.
    7. Remove the CD tray lid.
    8. Polish the Laser lens, and remove any lint or hair from the CD area. Use Alcohol and cotton swabs to clean the laser lens. By the way, Alcohol will damage a PS2 Slim lens. All lens are not created equally.
    9. Hook up the power and A/v Cables.
    10. Remove the little white disc from the CD tray lid.
    11. Place a Disc on the spindle, and cap the disc with the little white piece that you removed from the CD tray cover.
    12. Boot up the PS2 and test it, Continue cleaning until you get it to work.
    13. Put it back together, and you’re in business.
    If you have trouble you can send your PS2 to the Playstation Clinic for Repair. Contact Repairtech@playstationclinic.com

    Oct 30, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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    PS2 Slim Disc not spinning


    I had the same problam and i fixed it. Open your disk lid, and at the back on the right there's a small white bit touching the disk. You can push it back and it will spring forward again. Get a tiny bit of tape and stick it back but make sure there is no tape near where the disk will spin. Free and worked for me.

    Oct 02, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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