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PS2 disk tray keeps opening

When I turn on my PS2 and insert the disk the blue light flashes for about 3 seconds an d 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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Re: PS2 disk tray keeps opening

Try holding the disk drive after it closes for a few seconds and see if it stays closed or one of the drives gears could be stuck,loose,or might need to open it up.

Posted on Jul 17, 2007

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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); 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; 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; Hope this helps, please ask again if these don't solve the problem :)

Posted on Jul 04, 2007

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the sensor for the tray is messed up try taking the top cover off and checking the white plastic slider to see if it's off track.

Posted on Jul 06, 2007

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Send it into sony for repair (if it's past the warranty,my Suggestion is to ask for a Exchange Unit for $75.) :) I did that with mine and it came back a "new unit" (a refurbished v1)

Posted on Jul 31, 2007

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When the disc tray pops out, reset the ps2 and wait for the tray to close and turn of the ps2 at the back. Then turn it on, press the reset button and it should work.

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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Hi Sammy,

You have a connection problem in the Reset Eject circuit.

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. Check to be sure the ribbon cable coming from the reset/eject cable is fully inserted in the second connector from the front.
If this is not the case, you may want to check out . This could be a circuit problem and may need technical knowledge to gain repair.

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Use a cotton bud to clean it but be extreamaly careful cause if you put to much pressure on the laser your PS2 is gone for good!

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