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

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Re: PS2 Cleaning

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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My GoW2, along with every other PS2 game, is doing the same thing... I've tried...

If your PS2 works fine with Games and just wont play any DVD movies at all.Then you should try this trick to play movies on your PS2:

  1. Turn on your PS2 without inserting any disc.
  2. Menu screen will appear like:894e4e5.jpg
  3. Press the ps_b_triangle.gif (triangle) Button to enter Version Information Menu that looks like3aef030.jpg
  4. Highlight the Play Station Driver as above and again press ps_b_triangle.gif (triangle).
  5. New screen will appear like0163e66.jpg
  6. Highlight the Disc Speed as above and press ps_b_x.gif button,to enter Disc Speed Menu
  7. And set it from Standard to "Fast".
  8. After you set Disc Speed to Fast, Press and Hold Reset Button to turn off your console.
  9. Then again Press and Hold Reset Button till the Blue Light turns on.
  10. Remove the Reset Button and Press it again.
Be patient and wait till the movie plays itself.If your lens is good then it will play DVD in first go else try again till it PLAY your DVD movie.

Thank you!


on Jan 20, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Gt4 doesn't work on my ps2

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!

Although its about plying DVD's but you can play heavy games like Grand Turismo 4 , God of war etc too by following the same procedure....!
Good luck! :)

Jan 23, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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When you put in the dics, and on the screen says not reading disc

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.

Watch this video it will help you to learn how to clean your PS2,its easy you can do it at home.
Wish you good luck and hope cleaning lens will solve your problem. Thank you!

Dec 05, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Long Loads and Lagging

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.
I don't recommend cleaning the lens without a kit if you are not familiar with the internals of a PS2 or cleaning electronic components. If after cleaning your disc and lens it still gives you issues, there is an angle adjustment gear in the ps2, but we'll cross that bridge only if the cleaning doesn't work.

Jul 07, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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My PS2 won't run my games.

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.

May 26, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I sprayed windex on my ps2 slim lens how do i fix it

Try carefully cleaning the lens with Isopropyl alcohol on a Q-tip. Any film left behind from the "Windex" may have caused distortion, or refraction of the lazer. Worst case scenario is that you may have been too vigorous cleaning the lens, and it may be out of alignment now.

Feb 11, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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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.

Oct 09, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2- disk cannot be read is it just scratched?

hello try cleaning disc and lense..if disc has scratches .ones that go straight across disc are not to bad but if they follow disc in a circle ,lens will follow scratch as it is reading.when cleaning disc use a cleaner as any thing else will scratch..also try another game to see if your lens is okay .they can fail for no reason.

Mar 03, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Clean the lens of ps2 slim line

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

Oct 19, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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