Question about Sony Video Game Consoles & Games
this problem is common. PS1 is a great machine, but the laser disc lens after serving us for years at one point it stops reading discs. Usually this problem doesn't happen suddenly, but there is a time period in between where sometimes it loads games and sometimes not. If you've noticed this symptom, then you may try to bring few more life to the PS.
- Switch off your PS and open the round cover, locate where the laser lens is. Wet a cotton bud with one or two drops of a common glass cleaner. Clean very gently the lens for like ten seconds with circular movements, wait one minute so it'll get dry. Now put your game in and see if it has worked. You may try more than one disc if the first doesn't load, because some games are easier to load.
- If this won't work, you may try to put your PS standing in vertical. Put it on one of its side, maybe better standing on a wall or on the side of the tv. It may sound weird, but sometimes it has worked for me. If one side wont work, just try also the other one.
- If none of the above will work, i may suggest you to get a new one, on ebay you can find still many PS for few bucks.
Hope it'll help, good luck! Peter
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
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