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Playstation 2 Problem

I asked this question before, however the question I asked wasn't enough detail. I have several games, I am able to play one of them but not the others. What is going on?

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  • ejbarrows20 Jan 20, 2009

    I cannot get the covers off.

  • ejbarrows20 Jan 20, 2009

    How do I do this?

  • ejbarrows20 Jan 20, 2009

    The Discs do play on other playstations. It seems that the games that don't play have a silver underside, the ones that play have a purple or blue underside.

  • ejbarrows20 Jan 20, 2009

    tried opening it up but can't get the bottom away from the machine.

  • ejbarrows20 Jan 20, 2009

    Tried blowing to clear it out and this didn't work.

  • ejbarrows20 Jan 20, 2009

    no i'm doing this and its not working. there is no need to be rude.

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I had this same problem when I was a soldier stationed in Iraq. As you can imagine, there is a lot of dust and heat in Iraq. I think we had to go through 3 playstations while I was stationed there. The dust wasn't smooth, it was gritty and ruined disks and lenses. I would have to agree with everyone above and say that you may have a dirty lens. The fact that black plays and the silver will not seems to be because black absorbs more light than silver. If the lens is dirty or scratched, it will have a better chance to read a black or dark colored disk than a silver one. On a side note, I also found out that if the disk doesn't spin up fast enough that there will be a read error also. You may have to open the unit like suggested above and clean the lens manually with a soft cloth. Make sure you get the dust too while your in there. I think I'm going to have to do this with my ps3 because my house is dusty.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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To disassemble a PS2 you need to remove the 8 screws holding the cover.
Be very careful not to damage cables and ribbon connectors when you take the unit apart.

If the unit reads only certain disks, depending on surface, then it is a lens problem, try cleaning the lens with Qtips and isopropyl alcohol, or replace the lens pickup.

YouTube - 01 - Console Repair - PS2 Disassembly

PS2 - Disassembly I

YouTube - Play Station 2 "How disassemble a PS2"

Tweak3D.net - How to Repair a Malfunctioning Playstation 2

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

  • Ginko
    Ginko Jan 20, 2009

    Wow, you refused my answer before reading it, well evidently you do not need my help in here.

    Have a nice day.


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    Ginko Jan 21, 2009

    One last hint,

    when the PS read ony certain disks, and disks are fine on other consoles, then it is usually a lens problem.

    Before taking apart the PS try a DVD lens cleaner like this one:






    JVC Cldvdlau Dvd Lens Cleaner


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To open the bottom after removing the screws just ***** something from the sides to create the space and open up the inner locks holding the bottom.thanks

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The lens inside needs to be cleaned. You can open your disc tray and blow inside a couple times. This usually always works. The lens get dusty and touchy. BLowing the dust of the lens is much easier than removing the cover and cleaning and yet has same outcome.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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    Nate Stansfield Jan 29, 2009

    Here is a link to step by step directions on how to repair your PS2
    http://ps2repairs.amenet.co.uk/dre.htm

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Go to this site below it will give you step by step directions to fix. It will help you get the games playing again.
http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars/1

Good Luck

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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    Jyackle5 Jan 20, 2009

    Youdid not even look through the post I put. Because in the link it told you how to realign the laser for the disks that you aretrying to use. It looks like you want us to do it for you.



    Good luck with it.

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Make sure the bottom of the disc, are in good shape (no big, deep, large number of scratchs).
* Obviously they are playstation games...I hope you didn't miss that kind of mistake.
* Shouldnt HAVE to upgrade the software/firmware that's not a typical problem with store bought games.
* If they are copys of games if might not have been burnt properly, you need a special chip to play some copied games as well.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

  • Quickfx PC Repair Jan 20, 2009

    I don't see why it would play some games just fine, but others not at all if it was the laser. You would have the same problem with all games, so its the disc's themselves.

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Welcome to Fixya! Try to Clean the Lens using a DVD Cleaner Disk. It has Small Brushes on the Disk that will Clean the Lens while in Motion. It is available at Wal-Mart. Should fix this Problem. Worked on My PS2.

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Have u checked to make sure they are all play station 2 games? if they arent that may be why you cant play them all

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Just upgrade your firmware with latest software.only that is the problem.

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What game is it? It could be the CD. You can try to transfer the game to another disc (cd burn) then try it again.

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You may have a dirty lens, or a fauly drive, generally our ps2 plays all dvds and games its supposed to. is it covered by warranty?

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

  • Ekse Jan 20, 2009

    there are screws hidden, on those feet and other soft objects, under them, those plastic small covers on the screws come out.

  • Ekse Jan 20, 2009

    there are quite a few screws, under those feet, all around the machine. you either have a dirty lens, or a fauly lens on the drive, just other fault in the drive, generally clean the lens or replace the drive, some shops sell the lens but might be better to replace the whole drive if its not working.




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