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PS2 Cleaning what is the thing that can clean the lens of my PS2 and How?

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Hi kakashi654 Once you have access to the lens. If it is a Old version FAT PS2, use Q-tip and Rubbing alcohol. If it is the Slim or PSP models, use Windex with Qtip. Dry the lens with a dry Qtio Use a magnifying glass and light to be sure you have the lens clean.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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    Greg Stokes Oct 07, 2007

    Qtip, not Qtio



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Your reading lens is probably weak or its dirty....first you should clean your PS2 lens.Here is a video that will help you in cleaning your PS2 lens....

Cleaning lens helps in most of the cases.Apart from cleaning lens here is a little trick for you, check it out it might work on your console too!

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Disc read errors are mainly due to weak or dirty lens you should try cleaning lens first.
When your PS2 lens is covered by dust it wont allow laser to read disc so its better to clean your PS2 lens first,if problem still exists then your PS2 lens is weak and you will have to take it to Sony repairer for service.I recommend all of PS2 owners to keep their PS2 at dust free environment.

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Disc Read Error is mainly due to worn-out,dirty lens and it can also appear because of the disc that you have inserted in your PS2......
Try following to get rid of DISC READ ERROR:
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This will help you in cleaning the lens.You can also clean your PS2 lens by some lens cleaning DISC.Make sure not to touch lens with your hand.
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A couple things come to mind. If the lens is dirty, then there will certainly be issues with load times, or load failure. Check your game discs for scratches and scuffs. If a disc has a scratch or too many scuffs on it, it will make it difficult for the laser to read.
Clean your discs, and clean your ps2 lens with a basic ps2 laser cleaning kit. You should be able to find them anywhere.
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HI, you will need to preform a lens cleansing by using a cleaning disc. try to recover lens function be cleaning the lens with a good len cleaning disc. if the lens cleaner dose not fix this issue, this will confirm optical lens assembly failure and, you will need to replace the lens assembly in this case.

Just to make sure that this isn't a control fault, unplug the PS2 for 5 minutes. if the unit still freezes up or , the unit will not play the disc, replace the optical lens assembly.

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Your lens intensity is probably weak or your lens is covered by dust.............first clean the lens by some lens cleaning disc..........or do it your self open the casing of ps2(just a single screw driver would be enough for it) the screws of dvr rom clean the lens with tissue or any clean cloth...........dont touch the lens with your finger tip..........and one more important thing beware of the thin power cable connected to power and eject button.........

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In this situation two things could be happen
1- Your PS2 lens get dusty/dirty.And needs cleaning.
2- Audio Video cable could be damaged.

First try to check your A / V cable, if its working then lens requires cleaning.

Thanks and bye.

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since it is slim type ps2 get a cotton buds and wipe the lens gently and smoothly.

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