Question about Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console
Do not clean the ribbon. Clean the Lens of the laser. USe a Q-tip and Glass Cleaner. Get a Can of Air From Radio Shack, and carefully blow out the area under the Laser Lens. Do not adjst the white gears at the back of the laser drive. If you do you will have to patiently adjust them or it.
Posted on Nov 28, 2007
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Sounds like the xbox console needs the laser adjusted or secured as per the other comments. For any discs issues, read on.
Check to see if there are any scratches or laser burn marks on the discs.Scratches or marks on discs will render game discs unplayable or will freeze the game and will often show a message stating "Disc Read Error" or something to that effect. Best remedy for starters, is to clean the discs and make sure there are no scratches or marks left on the play-side of the discs. A common problem that XBOX owners are reporting is; if the console is moved during play, a whirring noise is heard and then when the disc is removed, very visible laser burn rings are found on the disc.
Laser burn, looks like complete or partial circular scratches around your disc. This occurs to discs when the games console has been moved whilst playing. Discs are then impaired by a ring of laser burn, which is a circular scratch into the disc. Some home remedies may help with very light scratches on some discs but a professional disc repair service is normally required to fix laser burn scratches or damage to XBOX discs.
For further help on XBOX disc repairs or to get XBOX discs repaired back to "As Good As New Condition", visit:
Check the "More Info" & "FAQ" Sections for further details on disc repairs and related matters.
If this laser burn scenario is consistently happening to your game discs especially if the console has not been moved or bumped against while the disc is in play, the games console itself may require repair. You should contact Microsoft for assessment and guidelines.
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I am StokesG too. Greg Stokes From South Carolina USA. You Laser has melted. If you good with Electronics repair like me, you could open the case back up and replace the laser. The Ribbon cable that connects to the laser is held in place. You have to carefully unlatch the retainer that holds the Ribbon in. I think it is read and pulls out on both ends of the ribbon connector. Its not a flip up type, it is a pull out type connector. You can get another laser from www.repairmyvideogame.com
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