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Ps2 slim problems reading disc

Okay, I ordered my new laser, installed it and my ps2 slim still indicates no disc. What now?

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After countless hours of tying to figure this out I went to the basics. This ps2 slim has 3 sensors and after all sensors are the key to making the machine work properly. After testing everything known to man I decided to go around the sensors by taping them all down. Low and behold when I cranked the ps2 slim up the disc now reads and plays perfectly.

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When after powering up and I had press enter, it would say CAN NOT READ DISC.


There are THREE reasons that a Slim PS2 will not read discs. I will start from most common and end at the least common (almost rare) problem.

1. A bad laser. Lasers labor on Playstation 2 [and all other video game] consoles. They eventually fail, especially if you use your PS2 as a DVD player. You can find Slim PS2 lasers at the following website. They are pretty simple to replace:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/v12laser.html

2. There are two "lid closed" sensors on the Slim Playstation 2. They let the PS2 know that the lid is shut and it should scan for a disc. Sometimes one or both of these sensors can become broken. It doesn't really happen by itself... usually if someone drops the console, one or both of the sensors can break or become dislodged.

3. A Bad Motherboard: This is rare. We mostly see this if someone installed a mod chip into the system and it eventually fails.

Click into the following website for Do It Yourself troubleshooting to determine why your PS2's discs aren't spinning, and how to fix it.

http://store.richspsxparts.com/slpsnospdi1a.html

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I'm going to say that if it wont read any disk your laser has died but lets try to clean the laser before you do anything else. check out the video below it will show you how to clean your ps2. you said you have the slim ps2 if not use the ps2 large videos they will show you step by step how to repair your system.

if you find that cleaning the laser does not work you can get a new laser lens assembly on Ebay cheap about $10.00 with free shipping. then you will want to use the lens replacement video its good for the full size and slim.

I hope I have been helpful please don't forget to rate and good luck if I can be of any more help just let me know.

PS2 slim disassemble http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izY7pth8vKI

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PS2 slim & large laser replacement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzvKiE-zNAs

PS2 large http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FCES1I-oNo

Jul 25, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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PS2 slim- Disc not spinning


definately the laser has died.

Give us a shout if you need any help.

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May 13, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Disc doesnt spin , the lens dont move up and down , only lights red


Sounds like a motor issue, not a laser issue.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PSTwo-Slim-DVD-Drive-Snake-Motor_W0QQitemZ290237209741QQcmdZViewItem?IMSfp=TL080609158a11571

That link is for a new snake motor which moves the laser back and forth

http://cgi.ebay.com.my/Playstation-2-Ps2-PS2-Spindle-Motor-V3_W0QQitemZ250083031090QQihZ015QQcategoryZ11328QQcmdZViewItem

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Im clueless


This sounds like a problem with the DVD player drive and laser. The Drive chip on the slim can overpower the lasers focus and cause heat to build up around the lasers lens. This does absolutely melt the laser lens and its mount. I suggest you replace the entire DVD drive.

If you are not comfortable doing this, click on "Repair Directory" at the bottom of this screen. On the next page, Click on "Video Game Consoles". Select a good Repair shop.

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Did you remove the anti static solder blob (point) on your new laser with a soldering iron and solder wick prior to installing it? The symptons your explaining indicate that point is still intact, If so you will need to carefully remove it first then reinstall the laser and try again.

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First of all the new laser lens will not allow your Slim to read NTSC UC games if you have a PAL european Console.

There is no reason the New laser should have not read the disc unless it Came to you damaged. It sounds like you know how to replace a laser.

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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.

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