Question about Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console
Hey man I was wondering if i should go ahead and attempt to clean the laser. Could that be a possible quick fix? Not sure what other solution I should try.
You can try a CD or DVD cleaning kit. Those sometimes fix the problem, but just like using them in a DVD player or CD player, it's hit and miss how effective they are.
Posted on Feb 12, 2008
Hello is this a slim line or the thick...need to know this first befor i can let you know
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
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Aug 06, 2015 | Sony Televison & Video
In most cases when the CD does not play it is possible that the optical head is a suspect. Sometimes it might pick up ordinary audio CD but will not play other formats. This indicates that the optical head is weak and so there is no detection or scanning of the CD . If the optical is working the tracks will be read immediately but with no scanning the laser head can be defective.
The main motor will not work in some cases as unless the tracks are read the drive motor will not work with signal from the processor.
Sometimes certain cleaner disks will not be tracked to run for cleaning as it will not be read and so will reject. Hence it is ideal to manually clean the laser head eye using a cleaning swap /cotton bud with gentle pressure on the lens eye.
If there is no result then watch if the CD spins or tries to spin. If so the board seems to work unless a test is taken on the main board but the possibility of a defective optical head can be the suspected fault.
If any of the above seems otherwise we must recheck with possibilities of a malfunction of the main processor board
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