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Ps2 Disk read error

Model SPCH-30001 (version 4)
-Will play audio cds and cd base games.
- Will not not play dvds or dvd games.
- Tried laser lens cleaning and alingment, inspected lens mirror found good, still no fix.
- Checked dvd rvdt(pod) 1323 ohms and cd 850 ohms.
Any suggestions? What else can I check to eliminate if it is the lens or motherboard?

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  • static49 Feb 03, 2009

    You may be right but the laser reads cd format. What component allows it to read dvd format?

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Its almost always the laser. I would bet on the laser.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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Version 2 - SCPH-30001, 10 screws on bottom of case, serial no. starts with "U0"
Version 3 - SCPH-30001, 10 screws on bottom of case, serial no. starts with "U2"
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Version 5 - SCPH-30000R, 30001R, 30002R, 30003R, 30004R, or 30006R. Also, some SCPH-30000, 30001, 30002, 30003, and 30004 models have a V5/V6

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Version 7 - SCPH-39000, 39001, 39002, 39003, 39004, 39008 or 37000
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If your model # is SCPH-50000, 50001, 50002, 50003 or 50004 AND if you can find a small ''a'' under the SCPH number or have DATECODE "3C" you have a V9 PS2 main board. (GH-026 board).

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