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Ps2 micro laser

I would buy a brand new game nd put it in my ps2 micro(the thin version) and all the games would skip

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It might just need the laser replaced or it could be that the laser sled screws are too tight not allowing the laser to move freely.

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This could be One Of several things, If the Spindle has warped Or Distorted, then the disk isn,t spinning around perfectly.
If the game skips after playing a few Minutes, Then theres a possible circuit Board fault. ( Components Overheating )
A speck of Dust on The Laser Head.
The Console Itself Could be Picking up electronical intereference from An Adjacent source. ( i.e DVD player Or Digibox et,c )
If the console has been stood upright ( on its end ) and the machine has ever been knocked over or fell, with a game in the Drive. This would surely cause damage to the Laser Head, and or disk-drive itself.
Solution:- Try using the console Lying down flat ( On It,s Own ) not on top any other electrical Appliance.
Try using the console on A Different T/V set.
Check That The Consoles power And T/V leads are firmly pussed in to the T/V And Console.
If none of the above works, you have a console fault, and you should take it for repair, or return if it,s still under Warranty.
Mike @ compurepair.

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