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PS2 Console My son's ps2, when trying to play games, has a hit and miss tendancy of actually reading the disc. Most times the browswer only show the memory card option, as oppose to both the card and disc options. Any suggestions?

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  • Mom2mtbjr Oct 27, 2007

    Hillcows, Thank You for your timely response.  I would like clarification, when you state open up the PS2 and clean laser; do you mean the little glass eye that is seen inside the cd holder compartment?  Or are you suggesting I unscrew the bottom of the unit to clean something?

    Thanks again for your response.



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This is due to a bad/ dirty laser.  There are a couple of option.  If you want to open it up you can clean the laser with 99% alcohol.  This works some of the time.  I do repair them myself.  My rate is $20 plus parts.  If I can not fix, I will mail it back at my cost.


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  • Adam Smith Oct 27, 2007

    Both in a way :-)  You are correct, it is the glass eye that needs to be cleaned, it is really hard to clean if you do not open the box and take the screws from the bottom.  You can attempt to do so, but be careful that you do not leave any cottton from the q-tip in the lens.

    Hope this helps!



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