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How to fix a PS2 that has a broken silver tab

I have two playstaion 2's one works the other is broken because of the silver tab and it plays only playstaion games how do i fix the plasystation with a broken tab

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SOURCE: My PS2 Slim plays music, black and blue discs, but doesn't play silver discs nor DVDs.

Is this a new problem or has your PS2 always had this issue? You cannot adjust the laser at all and are likely to damage it if you try, you can however clean the laser lens with a CD/DVD cleaning disk and you'd be surprised how often this resolves disk read issues. Some of these units did have a production fault that prevented them from reading DVD's, if your PS2 has had this fault since new and/or is under 12 months old you could probably have had it repaired/replaced by Sony but by opening it you will have invalidated you're warranty.

Posted on Aug 09, 2007

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SOURCE: play station 2 won't read silver disc only reads blue disc

Hi Elvis,

The Blue back disc is CD format. The DVD laser circuit is giving you trouble. You can adjust the DVD pot some on the back of the Laser. Turn it about 3 degrees clockwise. Then put it the laser back in. Test the PS2 with no cover on, and use the white round disc from the laser drive cover to clamp a disc onto the spindle. Test DVD and PS2 Games that do not have Blue back.

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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SOURCE: my ps 2 slim will play blue discs but not silver discs?

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Posted on Apr 01, 2008

SOURCE: saving game problem

buy a ps1 memory card

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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SOURCE: I was trying to play a silver ps2 game on my slim

Im going to assume the disk isnt dirty or damaged? It could be the lens, very common problem that the PS2 had. There are plenty of guides (video ones on websites like Youtube) that show you how to clean/fix it.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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THE VIBRATION OF MY PS2 IS NOT WORKING. HOW CAN I LOCATE THE PROBLEM AND SOLVE?


If your ps2 controllers aren't vibrating anymore then this could be the fix that you were waiting for.

WARNING: Make sure that 1) Its not your controller that is broken, test it in a machine that does have vibration. 2) Make sure that the vibration option is turned ON in your games

If you are sure that your controllers aren't broken, then you may have blown a fuse inside your ps2 on your mainboard.

To fix it you have to remove a blown fuse from the ps2 mainboard and either put a new fuse there or replace it with a piece of single strand wire. The point is fairly small so you need a fine tip soldering iron and a single strand of wire. It may be best to get someone who is good at soldering to do this fix for you:

I take no responsibility for anyone breaking their ps2 when performing this fix. All I know is that i've done it and it worked a treat!

You will need;

1) A fine tip soldering iron and some thin solder.
2) A single strand piece of wire, something thin like kynar or enameled wire.
3) A game with vibration function to test the ps2 afterwards.
4) A controller that works with vibration.

Between the power supply connector and the PS9 fuse there is a small black square with 2 silver prongs on the left hand side. This featured on my mainboard as well, and I was able to locate the correct / broken fuse using a multimeter. Look for a fuse with S7 on the top near here, and check for continuity, If there is none then thats the one! One last thing before it goes into full detail;

Check the track between the black square with the silver prongs and the broken fuse, if its on the same track then you can attatch one end of the wire to that prong that is on the same track, and the other side to the end of the fuse opposite of the black square with silver prongs *

This will take bout 10 mins to do - start to finish.

Below tells you how to do it



Below is a description on where and what to look for i.e. the fuse, and how to repair it.

1. I have a V5 PS2

2. Take the PS2 apart.

3. Remove the Power Supply motherboard.

4. After removing the Power Supply Board, you will need to remove the metal shroud and expose the entire PS2 Motherboard.

5. Once you have done this look around the connector for the Power supply board on the PS2 mother board. You will see a number (maybe around 4 of them all located within 2 inches of the Power supply connector) of fuses with "S7" written on it.

6. The one you are looking for has the text "PS9" written on the motherboard next to it.

7. Check it with a multi-meter, for continuity, there will none. If you are not sure, you can check all of them, when the buzzing on multi-meter stops, that's the one.

8. To repair it, use a strand of wire, possibly from an old extension cable or something, but only one strand. Solder it on both sides of the fuse in order to close the connection.

9. Reassemble the PS2.

10. Boot up and play your game, vibration is back.

Hope This Helps

Apr 07, 2011 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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We have a PS 2 slim silver console and the discs won't spin.


If its still under warranty then send it back to Sony to fix it. If not the problem probably is one of the tabs that trigger the switches might be broken off. the tabs are the plastic protrusions on the lid. if the switches are not hit the ps2 will think the lid is still open and will not spin the disc.

Apr 26, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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My playstaion 2 wont play any discs


The eye in the tray might be scratched or damaged. This happens with age and the way the Playstation has been setting as well. It is more likely to wear out faster when it is standing upright. Try to play a movie or a game with the playstation in the horizontal way. If not the eye could possibly be damaged beyond repair.

Feb 01, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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It says..please insert a playstaion or playstation 2 disc format.


It's not asking for a specific disc, it's asking for a properly formatted PlayStation disc.

This message could mean that any one of several things has happened:
* You are trying to play a Japanese disc on a US PS2, or vice versa
* You are trying to play a game that has been copied onto a CD-R/DVD-R
* Your disc is scratched/dirty/otherwise unreadable
* Your disc isn't a format that the PS2 recognises (i.e. CD, DVD, PS CD-ROM, PS2 CD-ROM, PS2 DVD-ROM, etc)
* Your PS2 is broken

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Disc dosent want to play


buy a new ps2 cause its gone cost the same by the time you buy the part and have someone to fix it

Jan 18, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Guitar hero 3 on ps2


You need to plug the controller in before you turn on the ps2. Don't change out controllers unless you reset the game system.

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Playstaion lens


Hi Jewelbaby, Sounds like your fan is not working properly or your PS2 is clogged with lint and dust. if your skilled, you can open and disassemble the entire PS2 with power off of course, and clean it of dust and lint completely. Test the Fan. if youor not comfortable doing this The playstation Clinic can help you get your PS2 in top not and better than new for less than $45 including shipping costs. See us at www.playstationclinic.com

Sep 25, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Read disc error


i had the same problem with mine it's just that you playstaion is broke you need to have a new one i know why don't you ask for one like i did thing about it somthing good comes out of it you get to have a new playstaion

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Can't play original playstation game on my ps2


Maybe the disk speed isn't set right, sometimes. Older PS1 games require a higher or lower spin speed than what you have set, try changing it to either high or low and see if that helps any. Also, have you checked the disk for scratches?

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i sujest you call playstation and tell them if they can fix it or if you can buy the part hope it helps.

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