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Ps2 doesnt work

I cleaned the laser thing and it made it a little bit better but i put a disk in and it comes up and sais PLAYSTATION 2 like it normally does but then it either stops or goes back to the read disk screen.

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Re: ps2 doesnt work

If your console is slim-pstwo, you have bad laser & need replacement with new laser. for ps2 chubby You can attempt to adjust it with the little white wheel, but this is not always successful. left for cd format & right for dvd format. hope this help.

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Doesnt do anything

Try blowing on the little disk reader first, then try wiping the disk reader with a clean cotton shirt. Put the disk in, and listen if the disk spins, if it doesn't it can be one of 2 things.
-if disk doesn't spin
1) the sensor that sensors whether the latch is open(check youtube for bypass)
2)the spin motor is broke (throw out the ps2, and get a new 1)

Sep 28, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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The disk isn't spinning. When tray closes, it tries to spin for a moment, but then it doesn'tt.

When you first put a CD/DVD into the Playstation 2, the disc spins enough so that the laser can read if it's a CD, DVD movie, DVD ps2 game or CD ps1 or 2 game to spin at the appropriate speed. If there is no disc inside, or the laser thinks there is no disc inside, the disc will only spin that 1/2 of a turn. So what would cause the laser to think there is no disc inside?

A dirty laser. Try cleaning the laser and see if it helps. If you can see crust or dust covering the laser eye, it may not be strong enough to read anything at all. If the laser looks clean, this is probably not the issue.

An unplugged laser cable. These things normally do not come out by themselves, but if you opened the ps2 that was spinning OK to clean the laser and/or removed the laser to clean it, plugged it in, now it's spinning 1/2 of a turn, the laser cable may not be in securely. If it is in securely, make sure it is plugged into the motherboard end properly.

A dead laser. On models 30001, 35001, and some 30001R, this is the most likely issue. These models are old and the original lasers were a bit unreliable. I would suggest using a 400C since it is a better laser [and more available] than the 400B. YES, despite anything you have read, you CAN replace a 400B with a 400C IN ALL CASES.

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

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Neither my Playstation nor my Playstation 2 will play most of my black bottom shows the Playstation logo and sound but no picture..most are role playing .like Dragon Warrior 7 or Lunar.please...

How to Clean PS2 laser lens. Older PS2
  • Step 1 Check the lens-cleaning disk. It is important that it is free from dirt or debris. If its dirty, the disk can damage the laser lens on the Playstation 2.
  • Step 2 Press the Playstation 2 open button. Insert the lens-cleaning disk in the tray and close.
  • Step 3 Wait roughly 10 seconds for the disk to read. The brushes on the lens disk will clean the laser.
    New Slim PS2
  • Step 1 Unhook the PS2 from the outlet and the TV. If the power cord has a connection to the outlet, damage can occur.
  • Step 2 Dip a cotton swab into an alcohol bottle. Open the lid of the PS2 with the button.
  • Step 3 Use the cotton swab to rub the lens. Gently brush the laser lens with the cotton swab, covering the entire area.
  • Step 4 Wait about an hour for the laser to dry

  • I had this same issue with my Older style PS2 and I had to take it apart and manually clean the lens. It worked perfectly after that. I was extremely nervous opening up my system, but if it didn't work I was willing to take the chance.

    Here is a link on someone taking a ps2 apart.

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

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    Put in Sanandreas and it reads please put in a PS2 format disk




    Dec 28, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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    Is it all of your disks or just that one? If it is just one disk then you should try and clean the disk. If it is all of the disks then you may have a dirty laser eye and need to get a dvd cleaner, I personally recommend the phillips brand dvd cleaning kit. It should be a disk cleaner and a cd/dvd cleaning system for the laser eye. It usually runs under 15 dollars. If this doesnt work then your system is shot and you should replace it.

    Mar 28, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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    Slimline ps2

    This is the most common problem with any ps2 the only thing you can try is cleaning the laser lense its best to use an actual lense cleaner in the form of a disk.
    As it only reads compact disks this does mean your laser is on the way out but try cleaning lense and try again but you might find the problem remains.
    The problem with you ps2 the slim one is that you cant adjust the laser the older bigger ps2 had a dial on the back of the laser tray that you could turn and adjust the height of the laser doing this got a couple more months usage out of the ps but the slimer one doesnt have this dial as they used newer lasers that couldnt be adjusted in anyway.
    If cleaning doesnt make the ps2 any better then you need to replace the laser but the problem you have with this is if you buy a new laser its easy enough to fit yourself but buying a new laser means its going to need calibrating this isnt something you can do yourself unless you have an osciloscope to use on the board at test points these cost about $1000 to buy and if you get someone else to fit and calibrate they will charge more than the price of a new ps2 so its not financially worth doing.
    The cheapest option is buying a second hand slimline ps2 that dont work but the laser is fine then you could transfer the laser without calibrating it but you need to be carefull and make sure the lasers are the same else it wont work at all.
    Then the problem you will find is you do the repair then say 2 months down the line you get another problem this costing more money again.
    What i would do but its upto you is just buy new ps2 knowing its working and is going to last a while the new ones now have better lasers and seem to last for ages ive had mine for years now and had no problem.
    But i have got a slimline ps2 that dont work with same problem but what ill do is keep checking auction sites untill i can pick up cheap ps2 that dont work and replace any parts i need you can usually by damaged ps2 for about £10 including delivery but i repair them and sell them to make a bit of money but as you only want maybe one then theirs a risk involved not knowing if its going to work after the repair i suggest buy new one.
    Sorry ive gone on a bit but thought it best if i give you all the info ok

    Feb 15, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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    Unread disks

    1.just take the disk out for a min and give a good wipe and without spittin, blow inside the umd tray

    The laser going bad is a pretty common issue with the drives, spindle motor could be all gunked up with dirt as well and cause that issue also.
    or it could just be the laser. can also try and clean the laser lens.

    Feb 07, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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    PS2 wont load PS2 games

    you need to get a laser disk which cleans the inside of the ps2 especially for ps2 games and if that doesnt work then you need to get someone to undo all the case and clean it themselves hope that helps :)

    Jul 17, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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