Hello. My PS2 seems to be at its end of days as far as reading discs goes. I've tried cleaning the lens and adjusting the angle of it, but it's still having problems. On a good day it will read the disc and the game will start, but after playing for about 5 minutes and it will freeze up. The controls still work, but the picture is frozen. I'm just wondering if I need a new lens, if getting a new lens is even worth it, or if there's a problem elsewhere in the system. Your help is greatly appreciated.
It would be probably cheaper to buy a second hand unit off your local paper as ps2 is old and there is plenty of people selling theses units to get ps3 etc. A call to your local computer gaming shop might turn up a cheap unit. As the replacement price would be more
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If it's the newer, slimmer PS2. To clean the laser lens, do the following: Dip a Q-tip in rubbing alcohol (not dripping) gently place the q-tip on to the lens and gently twirl the q-tip. Use the other end of the q-tip to gently dry the lens. Hope this helps :)
Disc read errors are mainly due to weak or dirty lens you should try cleaning lens first. When your PS2 lens is covered by dust it wont allow laser to read disc so its better to clean your PS2 lens first,if problem still exists then your PS2 lens is weak and you will have to take it to Sony repairer for service.I recommend all of PS2 owners to keep their PS2 at dust free environment.
Watch this video it will help you to learn how to clean your PS2,its easy you can do it at home. Wish you good luck and hope cleaning lens will solve your problem. Thank you!
Your PS2 lens is probably weak or its dirty.You should try to clean your PS2 lens first.A dirt on lens wont let your PS2 lens to read your Game disc. Watch this video this will help you to know how to clean your PS2 Disc Reading Lens.
Try to place your PS2 at clean place and clean your PS2 regularly.
Now this is strange PS2 hangs up..............!!!wHich pS2 u have.........???slim or the old fat one.........???As far as disc read errors are there, u should clean ur lens by using some lens cleaner CD or do it manually[for fat one] urself it not a big deal........becarefull while opening the cover....clean the dust on lens with the tissue or any other light material......the problem can also b with ur disc change that also...........
Check your disk for scratches fingerprints ect,, if thats all good step two try useing a lens cleaner
****(( tip and trick for scratched disks ))**** a crayon rubbed on the disk then wiped off with a lint free cloth no t-shirts dish towels that will just add more scratches remember start at the center wipeing out to the edge.
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.