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PS2 Clicking Noise Read Disc Error

I've tried the Q-Tip thingy with the glass cleaner because I have the mini PS2 and it was filthy but I cleaned it anyway and it still makes the same clicking noise. Any DVD or PS 2 disc with the DVD symbol will not work at all. It only reads PS1 and music discs. I've about had it with the machine and have almost no chioce but to buy a new one.

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Re: PS2 Clicking Noise Read Disc Error

I had the same problem and I found a link that helped me, so try it! But make certain that you really want this thing fixed, because if you send it out they will probably do the same, may cost you alot more. Here all you need is patience, a litte time, and a clean area to work in! Here is the link good Luck: It worked for me! I have no problems now!

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Open the case up and remove the CD cover. Be careful of the Reset Eject button cable when you remove the top cover. Best to Lift the cover from the rear slightly, pull it forward, then roll it over from left to right and lay it upside down with the ribbon cable still attached.
Remove the CD cover. Clean the lens of the laser with a q-tip lightly dampened with glass cleaner. use the dry end of the Q-tip to dry it. Get a Can of Air from Radio Shck and with little force, blow out from under the lens. Clean off the Worm gear that moves the laser back and forth. make sure no lint or hair is wrapped around the motor that spins the disc. Use the can of air to Blow out the Fan of dust. Test it out, good luck.
If you still have trouble, you can cantact a repair shop by Clicking on "Repair Directory" at the bottom of this page. Choose "Video Game Consoles" on the next screen.

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Check around where the laser connects to the worm gear that moves it up and down. You may have some lint wrapped around the worm gear. Also check the disc spindle motor for Lint trapped under it. It could be your laser lens getting dirty.
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