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Ps2 keeps shutting off

Just replaced the laser for a new one, the problem i have now is when i shut the lid the system turns off.

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Hi loonyhouse ! It sounds pretty odd. You should take the ps2 apart, and harden any flat cable or cable connection in the ps2. It sounds like a looose connection, or a loose screw creating a short in it ? It's just a physical problem most likely. Take it apart, i'm sure you'll find it.. it NEEDS to be obvious :) Thanks, cheebster.

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My son tripped over our friends ps2 and it fell to the floor upside down. The PS2 goes but the drive does not go.Any ideas how to fix this problem" Thanks


There are quite a few things that can cause a disc read error on the slim PS2. The most frequent is a bad laser, however, here is some useful troubleshooting info:

1. "Lid Closed Sensors" There are two "lid closed sensors" in the slim PS2. In a fall, it's possible that one or both have become damaged. Remove the top of the PS2 and try depressing both sensors with a game inside. The laser should move up and down at least???

IF YES, try again with the lid on... if the laser doesn't move when you close the lid, then the top casing of your PS2 cracked in the fall and is no longer depressing the lid closed sensors.

==> If the laser moves up and down OK but does not read discs, your laser was damaged in the fall. See below for a website with more troubleshooting info, pictures, and replacement cases and lasers.

http://store.richspsxparts.com/slpsnospdi1a.html

IF NO, you have a bad lid closed sensor -- these are not really replaceable easily -- you may be better off replacing the whole PS2 if one or both of these lid closed sensors goes bad.

http://store.richspsxparts.com/slpsnospdi1a.html

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There are THREE reasons that a Slim PS2 will not read discs. I will start from most common and end at the least common (almost rare) problem.

1. A bad laser. Lasers labor on Playstation 2 [and all other video game] consoles. They eventually fail, especially if you use your PS2 as a DVD player. You can find Slim PS2 lasers at the following website. They are pretty simple to replace:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/v12laser.html

2. There are two "lid closed" sensors on the Slim Playstation 2. They let the PS2 know that the lid is shut and it should scan for a disc. Sometimes one or both of these sensors can become broken. It doesn't really happen by itself... usually if someone drops the console, one or both of the sensors can break or become dislodged.

3. A Bad Motherboard: This is rare. We mostly see this if someone installed a mod chip into the system and it eventually fails.

Click into the following website for Do It Yourself troubleshooting to determine why your PS2's discs aren't spinning, and how to fix it.

http://store.richspsxparts.com/slpsnospdi1a.html

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Playstation 2 slim will not read discs. disc inserted and door closed still nothing happens. no laser movement, nothing.


There are THREE reasons that a Slim PS2 will not read discs. I willstart from most common and end at the least common (almost rare)problem.

1. A bad laser. Lasers labor on Playstation 2 [and all other videogame] consoles. They eventually fail, especially if you use your PS2as a DVD player. You can find Slim PS2 lasers at the followingwebsite. They are pretty simple to replace:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/v12laser.html

2. There are two "lid closed" sensors on the Slim Playstation 2. Theylet the PS2 know that the lid is shut and it should scan for a disc. Sometimes one or both of these sensors can become broken. It doesn'treally happen by itself... usually if someone drops the console, one orboth of the sensors can break or become dislodged.

3. A Bad Motherboard: This is rare. We mostly see this if someoneinstalled a mod chip into the system and it eventually fails.

Click into the following website for Do It Yourself troubleshooting todetermine why your PS2's discs aren't spinning, and how to fix it.

http://store.richspsxparts.com/slpsnospdi1a.html

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2. IF THE LASER CLEANING DON'T WORK ON YOUR PS2 SYSTEM PERFORMANCE THEN TRY ADJUSTING THE LASER VOTAGE.

3. IF THE LASER VOTAGE DON'T WORK YOU NEED TO REPLACE THE LASER

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My PS2 has been played so long, let those PS2's run for a minute, usually it takes a minute or two kicking on for those, I have one that takes a while to kick on. If that doesn't work then you just can't do anything, sounds like something is just messed up, when I have a spare PS2 i'll drop it and see what happens for you.

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Hi this is the commonist fault on all ps2 and even ps3 their is no way of repairing the laser itself the only option you have is to replace the laser unit the problem with doing this is that if you buy a new laser you will need to get it calibrated and to do this you will need oscilscope and these cost about £300 or if in us about $600 so thats the problem of buying new ones its often cheaper to buy new ps2 than go down that route.
The other option is buying second hand ps2 of an auction site but the problem with this also is that it might have same problem as yours.
What i did that made mine work for few months extra was to use ask.com and type in :Disk read error on ps2
or try this How to repair ps2 disk error or just try repairing ps2
On doing this i came across a site but i cant remember what it was called but this site showed you step by step instruction on how to adjust the laser slightly so that it played games again after following these instructions mine worked again for about three months.
It basically told you to remove the case off the ps2 then where the laser is its like a black plate but you cant see the laser remove this black case i think their was about two little black screw on the top of the black lid covering the laser it covers the disk so you cant see the disk with case removed.
Anyway remove this black lid then if you look at the back of the laser tray not at front where the game goes in but towards the back their is a white disk about the size of a coin now this site told me to first mark with marker the white disk so you know where you started from put line on the white disk then on something else but not the disk so you know where it was located before you turn it doing this lets you go back to how it was before you moved it.
After doing this if you turn the disk slightly it raises and lowers the laser lense now you need to do this a bit at a time and then but the black lid back on with screws then try a game in it you can hold the black lid ontop of the laser unit if you want but dont push to hard and dont hold it to soft else game wont spin properly.
Just turn this white disk a bit at a time then try loading a game keep doing this you can turn it either way if your lucky you might find that adjusting the laser hight might get it working again if not then the laser needs replacing but remember if it dont work then you need to turn the whit disk back to where it started from ie where you marked because if you replace the laser this white disk needs to be back where it was originally.
If you are going to do this search the net first you should find the complete instructions on doing this ok also make sure you dont shine the laser in your eyes or other peoples eyes as its dangerous and can blind you in the future so make sure the case is on the laser before its switched on.
If you cant find the site let me know and ill have a look for you ok also let me know if you need further assistance

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