Ps2 v13 disc error(not the usual fault though)new laser fitted and adjusted
Hi all, can anybody help me out on this one...my sons ps2 slim was having trouble reading dvds so i opened it up and tried to adjust the laser, it didnt sort it out.
i concluded that the laser was kaput and ordered a new one(3170), to my horror the new one didnt read dvds either..cds are fine(better than before)
ive tried tweaking the new lens and can confirm that the laser obtains focus but goes no further than that.
is this a fault with a chip on the m/board?..im 95% sure its faulty because when i was tweaking the old laser i used a all metal screw driver and the unit was on..ive probably zapped a chip with my static..if i have zapped a chip how comes it reads cds fine???
any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated..
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Re: ps2 v13 disc error(not the usual fault though)new...
Actually make sure you got a Brand new lens.On e bay or different place like that a lot people are selling lens for Brand New but they are not.
Have the antistatic point on the lens most of the time it doesn`t mean is new.I know a lot of laser are faulty because repaired or refurbished and can be one(of the most common) problem.
If you have any chance send back that laser for replacement.
Tweeeking the laser also is not a easy step.You need to know the exact value in Ohm about the laser and use a Multimeter to find out when the laser is in range.Tweeking to much will increase voltage on the laser and will burn it.
Try a different laser because motherboard error for only 1 format is not a common issue
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it might not play cause the bigger system is alil bit older tech so the laser might not be able to read it but thats not normally the case probably the laser is dirty on the bigger system some duster might help to blow dust off the laser but you might have to take it apart to clean it
I've worked on Ps2's for years and it sounds as though the drive mechanism is misaligned. Other than dismantling and re greasing the guide screws with lithium grease, I'd not use it. Get a qualified person to adjust/repair or check out the guides available on the net
You will ne4ed to clean up the PS2. open it up and clean the laser lens with alcohol on a cotton swab. If it is the Slim Ps2 model you should not use Alcohol. Use A glass Cleaner like windex on the slim. Sometimes the magnet gets week and you need to add some magnetism to help improve the spindle grip on the Game disc. Cut up a refridgerator magnet and place it in the white cap thatt clamps the Game disc in the cd player.
You must have a Slim model, as only slim models are aggrevating about adjusting and clenaing. If not take a Magnifying glass or Jewelers Loupe to look at the laser lens extremely close.Sometimes it takes a good bit to get it clear.
you will have to buy a new laser motor you can buy them on the net and they are easy enough to fit this is a commen problem most people throw the ps2 away as they think it cant be repaired but they can they r reasonably priced but a lot cheaper then buying another ps2 you should be able to fit it yourself it is easy enough a computer repairman out of the local papers will do it for you if you dont think you can do it i have seen them for sale on ebay maybe you try their first easy to do 30 min job hope this helps you out
I believe you have the PS2 Slim model. This model has a laser with plastic housing and when it tries to read a disc for along time like hours, the lens housing begins to melt. You may be experiencing this and the process of melting is slow, so no way of knowing what wil happen since the laser adjusts itself to focus in on the media. One day or one disc might work, and another wont. I normally see Blue colored PS2 discs work and silver colored disc not work. This is a tell tale signof melting. Sony did not buiuld the slim as tough as the previous fat Versions. This helps them save money on Shipping and raw metarial costs. When the Laser automatically adjusts focus all day, it gets extremely hot and melts. You need a new laser. I can solve your problem there by replacing the laser for you for $32 plus shipping. contact me through www.playstatiopnclinic.com.
Is this a new problem or has your PS2 always had this issue?
You cannot adjust the laser at all and are likely to damage it if you try, you can however clean the laser lens with a CD/DVD cleaning disk and you'd be surprised how often this resolves disk read issues.
Some of these units did have a production fault that prevented them from reading DVD's, if your PS2 has had this fault since new and/or is under 12 months old you could probably have had it repaired/replaced by Sony but by opening it you will have invalidated you're warranty.
To fix this problem, you will need to open your PS2 and re-adjust its lens. To open your PS2, first turn it upside down. Remove the 4 rubber feet and 6 square tabs (circled in the picture) by sliding a flat screwdriver (or something similar) underneath them.