I have an old ps2, and it has a disc read error. I tried to clean the laser, and nothing. The problem is that the disc is grinding on something. The disc tray has been taken out several times, so it might have gotten a wrong footing. Anyway, when the motor reaches full speed, the disc will jump off the motor. Currently, the PS2 is taken apart with only the case and the disc cover
taken off, not the heat sink or anything else.
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Re: PS2 Disc Read Error
Disassemble the whole thing, and clean Clean Clean. Be careful with the fan connector,it is very delicate. Clean the lens using a magnifying glass to see if you got it real clear. The lens sometimes touches the disc media surface and can collect some bad stuff that normal cleaning will not get off. Check me out at www.playstationclinic.com is you need more assistance. Adding a magnet to the puck may not always work. Let me know how your doing on the repair.
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Following could be the reasons for not spinning any PS2 disc:
A dirty laser. Try cleaning the laser and see if it helps. If you can
see crust or dust covering the laser eye, it may not be strong enough
to read anything at all. If the laser looks clean, this is probably not
WATCH this video to clean lens
An unplugged laser cable. These things normally do not come out by
themselves, but if you opened the ps2 that was spinning OK to clean the
laser and/or removed the laser to clean it, plugged it in, now it's
spinning 1/2 of a turn, the laser cable may not be in securely. If it
is in securely, make sure it is plugged into the motherboard end
A dead laser. On models 30001, 35001, and some 30001R, this is the most
likely issue. These models are old and the original lasers were a bit
No Spin At AllIf your spindle hub is NOT SPINNING AT ALL, NOT EVEN 1/2 OF A TURN,
it may be bad or unplugged. A tell tale sign of it being unplugged is
if you hit eject, the laser moves down the rail, and starts grinding
because the PS2 keeps trying to move it down the rail even though it
hit the end. There's a small switch on the spindle hub that tells the
unit to stop pushing the laser because it's reached the end. Spindle
hubs usually do not go bad by themselves, usually either the PS2 too a
bad fall and it became bent [try spinning it by hand], or someone the
cable out and put it in too many times [or incorrectly] and the silver
contacts on the cable were detached.
okay, try this. hope this helps.
what you're looking for is a post by Nintendoman (kyle)(#2186); post date saturday, Dec. 31,2005 to fix that grinding noise -->
Now this is strange PS2 hangs up..............!!!wHich pS2 u have.........???slim or the old fat one.........???As far as disc read errors are there, u should clean ur lens by using some lens cleaner CD or do it manually[for fat one] urself it not a big deal........becarefull while opening the cover....clean the dust on lens with the tissue or any other light material......the problem can also b with ur disc change that also...........
You will ne4ed to clean up the PS2. open it up and clean the laser lens with alcohol on a cotton swab. If it is the Slim Ps2 model you should not use Alcohol. Use A glass Cleaner like windex on the slim. Sometimes the magnet gets week and you need to add some magnetism to help improve the spindle grip on the Game disc. Cut up a refridgerator magnet and place it in the white cap thatt clamps the Game disc in the cd player.
Dude, the same thing happened to me. I have the same aged one. I kept trying and trying games. Some worked some didn't. What the problem could be is that you accidentaly hit the rotatign meconisim and it is off balanced! Give me a reply and I could set up a FREE live chat to resolve this issue. I know that the warranty is long gone!