Playstation started making grinding noses and taking longer to load.
it would then freeze until u tapped the top of unit, eventually its stop working now and only plays playstation1 games.
want to fix myself so want to konw if its my lens or lens cables or both.
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If the grinding noise occurs while you have a disc inside then it could be the len rubbing against the Cd. This problem normally happens in Slim Line editions of playstation2's. If the disc is blue coated, the playstation2's lens finds it hard to read the disc. Resulting in the lens moving closer to the disc. This is avoidable, try standing up your playstation. Or avoiding Blue coated disc.
with a DVD+/- RW disc the amout of time keeps dropping because with every recording process the disc loses a life you can burn those disc 200 times before they become useless so the disc might be beyond the life peroid or bad
my prob is with the DVD-/+R disc tho and i figured it out the disc was bad
for the grinding noise if its hi piched its normal thats the disc spinning up to read or write speed
if that not the case something is rubbing in there and that might explaine the writting errors
the disc manurfacture dose not take resposnablity for defective disc and any loss they have caused(if the data is lost)
ok, i recommend 1st making sure all the PS2 games are clean, and scratch free..then...wait, wat version is the counsel?..V-7(most common large) or a V-10 (slim)...well, in any case..open her up, give it a spray down with a O2 can...then check the lense..."clean if nesisary"...i have also noticed with playstation2 games...that if u leave the disc laying upside down for month...and dust collects on the disc...that dust not coming off...
1) Turn on machine
2) Open Tray
3) With tray still open hold the reset until the tray closes.
4) Tap the reset once.
if there is a format disc error, it says "Please insert a Playstation
or Playstation 2 format disc." It is accompanied by a sound similar to
the browser, but with a more tense noise. This is caused by a disc
being so badly scratched that it completely fails to recognise the
format, or if there is a problem with the laser.
Auto-Diagnosis (PlayStation 2 system)1. Turn on the system without a disc inside.2. Once at the Main Menu, press the triangle button to enter the Version Information Screen.3. Highlight the "Console" option, and then press the triangle button again.4. Next, press the X button, highlight "On", and then press the X button once more.5. Now press the circle button twice to return to the Main Menu.6. Press the eject button on the front of the console, and insert a disc.7. Now close the disc tray, but DO NOT reset the system.8. Highlight the Browser option from the Main Menu, and then press the X button.9.
In the Browser, an icon of the disc should appear on the screen.
Highlight this icon, and then press the X button to read the disc.10. If the auto-diagnosis is successful, the disc should load properly at this point.NOTE: The auto-diagnosis feature will return to "Off" the next time a disc is inserted.
the reason it makes the "grinding" noise is because the motor that moves the lens to read the disk is dieing, this generally happens when you have played your ps2 for a long time, this only happens to older consoles.