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Neither my Playstation nor my Playstation 2 will play most of my black bottom shows the Playstation logo and sound but no picture..most are role playing .like Dragon Warrior 7 or Lunar.please help ..

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Hmm, if it shows sound put no picture, try to push some of the cables in at the back, some may have come lose. This works for me.

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Is it only on role playing games,or does it sometimes happen on others? If it is on others trybuying a new video cable in the back. if that doesn't work, try taking it apart and replace the box (I'm not sure of the exact name but it is behind the video port.Also, you have to order it from sony).If that doesn't work i'm sorry.

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How to Clean PS2 laser lens. Older PS2

  • Step 1 Check the lens-cleaning disk. It is important that it is free from dirt or debris. If its dirty, the disk can damage the laser lens on the Playstation 2.
  • Step 2 Press the Playstation 2 open button. Insert the lens-cleaning disk in the tray and close.
  • Step 3 Wait roughly 10 seconds for the disk to read. The brushes on the lens disk will clean the laser.
    New Slim PS2
  • Step 1 Unhook the PS2 from the outlet and the TV. If the power cord has a connection to the outlet, damage can occur.
  • Step 2 Dip a cotton swab into an alcohol bottle. Open the lid of the PS2 with the button.
  • Step 3 Use the cotton swab to rub the lens. Gently brush the laser lens with the cotton swab, covering the entire area.
  • Step 4 Wait about an hour for the laser to dry

  • I had this same issue with my Older style PS2 and I had to take it apart and manually clean the lens. It worked perfectly after that. I was extremely nervous opening up my system, but if it didn't work I was willing to take the chance.

    Here is a link on someone taking a ps2 apart.

    Posted on May 25, 2009

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      Jeff Jul 25, 2009

      You have to take apart your system and clean the lazer eye on the system. It will be much easier to clean the lazer eye on the playstation 1. All you need is a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol. let it dry and try to see if it fixes your problem. To take apart the ps2. is a little more in-depth. Here is a video showing how.


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