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Disc error issues with PlayStation 2 slim

Recently, my PlayStation 2 slim got water in it from a trip to a friends house.  When I tried to start it up after I got home, I didn't dry it out and needless to say, the game didn't work.  I have a device that allows me to modify my PlayStation so that I can play while the case is open and I saw that the disc would jerk slowly in a circle, and it would rotate far more slowly than what I had come to expect.  When I tried to play a Playstation 1 game, it loaded fine.  The Playstation makes strange and awkward noises when I start it with a game inside, but it will still try to read the disc, and it takes a moment before it goes to the disc read error screen.  I've heard that the plastic lens on the laser can melt, and I have left my Playstation on overnight by accident a couple of times.  In addition, while trying to diagnose the problem, I accidentally broke the power switch off of my PlayStation, so now I have no way to start it.  Should I try to solder it back on?
Thanks for any help.

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Hi eetsbeets,


 It is not a problem leaving your Slim turned on, it is mainly leaving a disc that is unreadable in the Slim for long times that melts the laser.  So it is best if you find that your getting disc read error not to allow the laser to try reading it for hours needlessly.


I think I got an email or phone call from  you about repairing this slim for you.  I have ordered a power switch, and have lasers on hand. The cost for Repair and return shipping if I change the laser, and the reset/power button card, will be $39..  Contact me at


If you can do it yourself, you can get the power/reset button and LAser replacements on Ebay. I suggest not to resolder the swtich on as a new one is not that expensive.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007


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