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PS2 not recognising discs

The PS2 won't recognise any discs.Not even a laser cleaning disc.
The PS2 stays in the browser mode.

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  • steve_drage Sep 30, 2009

    Thanks.thats good, clear instructions.


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Here is a decent youtube video that may help you.

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    TreF68 Sep 30, 2009

    I dont know if i can type the solution without showing you pictures, but i will try my best.

    The easiest solution is to unscrew the bottom screws, then flip the system so it is right side up. take the top off and lay it to the side, careful not to pull out or break the attached cable going from the top to the "innards." unscrew the four screws that hold the top of the DVD drive on, then take off the top plastic part. Using a cloth dipped in rubbing alcohol, clean the laser being careful not to press hard or displace it. you dont want the cloth dripping wet, just enough to do its job. after this put top of the DVD drive back on and test it.

    The more difficult solution involves adjusting the distance the laser is from the disk. After taking off the plastic piece on top of the DVD drive, you again see the laser. press the eject button on the PS2. This will move the dvd tray letting you see the "innards" of the dvd drive. Towards the back of the dvd drive, there is a white gear partially visable. It looks to be located over the ribbon cable connected to the laser. Using a sharpie or other marker, mark the position of the gear exactly where it is now. You then move the gear 2 notches to the right or left, then screw the top of the DVD case in and test a disc. if it works, CONGRATS! if not open it back up and move the gear back to the origional position you marked earlier and then go two notches in the other direction.

    This gear controls the distance the laser is from the disc and your goal is to optimise the distance so your system works properly. With a little luck and patience im sure you can fix this :).


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