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How to Adjust the Laser

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If you are trying to adjust an old laser, don't bother it was set at the factory and the laser is wearing out, not going out of alignment. It's very common. It's been a long time since I read directions for this but as I recall it required an oscilloscope and was in no way easy. If you are up to the task I can try to find those directions again.

Posted on Jul 12, 2007

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This is the most common of the two problems with ps2 the one you have is the second most common problem the first being the laser itself not working and then you problem disk not spinning.
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youd be better of buying a new one it would be cheaper than the repair and also buying a new one means that it will last a bit longer.
Say you get yours repaired then next week it overheats then you have another problem related to the age of the console so at the end of the day it would be best to buy a new let me know if you need more help or advice.
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