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Disc tray After taking the PS2 apart to clean it, the disc tray wont open all the way. It appears to be hitting the laser. Not sure if we didn't put it back together right.

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Re: disc tray

Yes you did.. on the back of the tray there is a wheel that has teeth like a gear.. it moves the lens/laser assembly up and down.. take a little time.. for the fine tuneing. look around on the back real good i have seen white,gray and black adjusters ..

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My games wont play and it says open tray

You have dirty laser or bad laser or dirty disc drive period. Try cleaning laser with qtip. If that doesnt work keep the disc drive apart and hook it up to the 360 make sure not to let your disc drive ground out anywhere on the 360. Hit eject button and close tray seeing if the laser even goes up with the tray. If it doesnt try greasing the rails and gears in there where everything slides.

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The console works (comes on , tray opens and closes,) after putting disc in tray and closing it makes a sound like disc reading then stops ,nothing on screen ,,Is this a replace the laser job??

its not dealing with the laser. your cord inside connecting your ps2 top cover to your tray might be lose or not connecting like it should. take apart the ps2 and see if it is connected. if not place it back inside the tray slot inside of the ps2.

Dec 15, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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No disc works for PS2

Hi, it sounds like your laser is either dirty or dead. first try to clean your laser with a Q-tip and some glass cleaner (no streaks that way). This will require you opening up your PS2. Take all the screws out of the bottom os it and pull the top off, be careful there is a ribbon cable that is attached to your power and eject buttons. You will be able to see your DVD drive. take all 4 screws out and take the top off. The laser will be right there. Swab the laser with the Q-tip and use the dry end to dry it off. Put the top back on and plug it in to the wall and your t.v. See if it will read the discs before you put it back together. If it won't then your laser is shot and needs replaced. But while you have it apart you can order a new laser for about $29.00 and install it while its apart. If it does read the discs then its fixed and you can put it back together.

Aug 09, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps 2 disc wont turn

I had this same issue with my PS2, honestly I think it was something to do with the laser eye reader that reads the disc, when it is dirty the disc won't even spin or attempt to read it.

you can either take an air compressor and when the ps2 is off, have the disc tray open and blow the dust out of it.

Or, i personally would take the ps2 apart and clean the diode itself with some rubbing alcohol. Just don't void your warranty or somehow break it.

This article will help you with disassembly: Hope this helps!

Mar 18, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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My Playstation 2 Console Keeps 'Freezing'

Well, you have one of two things going on. Either A.) your laser lens is dirty or B.) Your laser lens is out of alignment.

Using lens cleaner kits are useless for any cdrom or dvdrom if you're a smoker and smoke around your PS2. Reason I say this is nicotine and other resin forms cloud your lens over time and create a film on it.

By what it sounds like to me is since it's reading disks part of the time and kinda works, that your laser lens alignment might be ok. However, don't rule this out completely.

First, do a cleaning. Power on your PS2 and open dvdrom tray via the button on your console and power down the PS2 via the switch on the back. The point of this is to keep the dvdrom tray open as you take apart your PS2 so we can get at the lens. Take the PS2 apart (flip it upside down and remove the 8 screws from the bottom, 4 maybe covered up by rubber and plastic square plates so remove those to get at the screws) Next, take the top of the PS2 off and look at the DVD assembly, there should be four screws that keep the lid on the dvdrom. Remove these four screws and take the plastic plate off the top of the dvdrom. Watch this video and clean the following items:

Put your PS2 back together and test. If this doesn't work let me know and i'll go over instructions on how to align your laser lens. But i'm quite sure, by what you have told me, that this is your problem.

Nov 27, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2 wont read any of my disc.....

Try cleaning it out using a CD cleaner or canned air. If that doesn't work, then you might need to purchase a new PS2. The disc drive might have gone out.

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Apr 08, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps2 stuck on memory card screen

If its not an original disc, meaning if it was copied or burnt, then this will happen. However if it is in fact an original PS2 disc, then I'd suggest taking it out, cleaning and trying again.

Mar 21, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Everytime i turn on the ps2 it says disc can not be read but nothing is wrong with the disc

try a nother ps2 if the games work then im sorry to say you need to replace the laser ? try one thing first ie give laser eye a clean then gently push laser to the back of ps2 and try a gain

Mar 08, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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is it scratched? is it in correctly?

Dec 31, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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it sounds like the disk isnt locating when it slides onto the laser tray if you are ok taking it apart check nothing is blocking the laser tray if their is nothing blocking it check that the laser has retuned back to the middle of the tray if it hasnt then gently push it back and then put it back together. if this dont work you might need to buy new laser witch you can get off ebay they are easy to fit the wires only go into a snap conector try this this should solve your problem

Oct 28, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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