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PS2 not working

When I turn on my PS2 and insert the disk the blue light flashes for about 3 seconds and the disk comes out. I had this before but I just left it overnight and it started working again. How do I fix it?

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  • alex trip Jul 04, 2007

    Hi Noggin,
    I tried what you said to do but the was no diagnose thing that you mensioned. I read another persons problem the same as mine and they said to open the PS2 and check if the button is pushed in and I did that but they did not worke either.
    Thanks anyway.

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Try the auto diagnosis if it will let you; To start the auto diagnosis feature: Press the standby/RESET button on the front of your PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system to turn on the system. Make sure the indicator light turns green. The Main Menu screen will appear. NOTE: It might take some time for the main menu screen to appear. Using the directional buttons, highlight Browser and press x Highlight System and press x Highlight Diagnosis and press x Highlight On and press x Insert a disc. Auto diagnosis will start automatically. The system will make adjustments that might allow previously unplayable discs to be played. To start the disc after auto diagnosis is complete: Press o twice to return to the browser screen. Using the directional buttons, highlight Browser and press x Press x to play the disc. NOTE: The diagnosis setting automatically returns to its default state of Off when you press the standby/RESET button or start playing a PlayStation®2 disc. (any confusion check this link); http://www.us.playstation.com/support/ps2/hardwaresystem/default.html If that doesn't help then; "Owners of early PS2 models purchased from launch until spring 2003 often reported faulty optical drives in their consoles. The earliest drives suffered from a constantly misaligning laser lens, but later defects were the result of a shift in voltage to the laser. The first problem was easily remedied by opening the console's casing and tweaking a cog that controlled the lens' distance from the disc. However, this action voided the console's warranty. The second problem could be fixed by using an oscillator. After many consoles had broken down, a class action lawsuit was filed against Sony. Sony agreed to provide free repair or replacement for the faulty consoles and continued to do so until February 2005. Another problem that could cause a disc read error is wear on the coupling in the head assembly to the worm gear that moves the laser. A symptom of this is a loud repetitive clicking sound. However, this problem rarely occurs on newer consoles." Some of these units can be easily fixed by just cleaning the lens - check this link for instructions on how to open the ps2 up and how to clean the lens; http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Guides/ps2diy/ They suggest isopropyl alcohol to clean with, without specifying a strength - gin works fine and is weak enough to be safe. Check this link for a very clear description of the whole process, including the voltage adjustment, only without pictures; http://faqs.ign.com/articles/390/390535p1.html Hope this helps, please ask again if these don't solve the problem :)

Posted on Jul 04, 2007

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    Nigel Ridehalgh Jul 04, 2007

    Any info to allow us to find a solution? What did you try, what results did you get? then we can check other possible causes also.

  • Nigel Ridehalgh
    Nigel Ridehalgh Jul 04, 2007

    Ok - I'll hunt for more - check back tomorrow, hopefully i'll have found something.

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