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PS2 Internal Clock Stuck

Have a PS2 version V4 and it will play cds but nothing else. Read online it could be a simple clock fix. I went and tried to change the clock and it is stuck. Could something be wrong with the battery or could something have disconnected. It isn't the laser because I don't get a disc read error, it just sits at the main screen if there is anything inside other than a cd. The orbs are all together also. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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You shouldn't use alcohol, since it can make the lens even dirtier, best use Butane lighter refill, and then wipe it with cotton

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  • nesmaniac Nov 08, 2010

    Rubbing alcohol works fine, I've fixed several ps2's this way. I use a little on a qtip then I dry it with the other end of the qtip slighty going in a circular motion. I've even cleaned the lens under the lens you can see which is bigger and if it gets dirty cleaning the top lens won't work. It takes either tiny philips screwdriver or tiny torx to remove 2 tiny screws and you can lift the top laser lens off the larger one and clean the larger one which must focus the laser light onto the main lens. Oh, and if your old ps2 gets that grinding noise and won't read disc you need a new laser guide gear which simply rides in the work gear that moves the laser back and forth. It has two little teeth that ride in the worm gear and over time they wear down enough to slip on the worm gear. My ps2 was 6 years old with 1,000 hours on it before I had to replace that little piece on it.


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Hi Dominicano77,

It sounds like you PS2 needs a good internal cleaning. You can replace the battery and you will still have the same problem. I have repaired over 100 Playstations like yours and never did the battery thing work or help anything but keep the Parental password set. You do not always get Disc Read Error Message. I believe your Laser has a dirty lens. Clean it wil a Cotton swab lightly dampened with Alcohol. Then Dry the lens with the dry swab. i suggest you Clean the entire PS2 of all dust and lint. The orbs should fly around in a circle, not be all grouped. This indicates your have a motherboard data flow problem.

If your not comfortable with this , you need to Click on " Repair directory" at the bottom of the screen. Then click on "Video Game Consoles" and after that pick a Repair shop.

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