The game cd has jumped slightly out of the cd drive slot(thanks to the kids mucking around) and now we cant open the drive to proper place cd in position and or use the PS2. How do we open the drive to remove the CD and hopefully have a working PS, being a single mom (yes I know a girl and useless)I cant find any screw holes etc on the outside of the box to get the drive out
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Re: CD stuck in drive
Sony hides its screws under little square screw covers. I use a knife to pry them up. Its not had to do at all. I am assuming you have the big PS2 system and not the slim. The rubber feet pop out as well to expose Screws. use a phillips Screwdriver to remove 8 or 10 screws depending on which model it is. Turn the PS2 over right side up. Using a razor blade, cut the warranty label at the seams where the case shell parts come together. the warranty label is located to the left of the power cord socket. You can now lift the top cover from the back side up about 1 or 2 inches. Pull the cover forward to clear the cd tray. Do not go far with the cover, it may have the reset buttons still attached. If the reset/eject buttons are attached, you need to keep the cover close to the console and roll it from left to right so that the cover rests upside down just to the right of the console. Using a very small phillips screw driver, remove the screws from the CD drive bay cover. If only two screws are holding it, you need a knife to poke in the rectangle slots at the rear of the cover for the cd drive. Pry outward to ge the catches to release. Now you should be able to get the CD back into position. Hope this helps... If you have worse trouble, Contact me at [email protected]
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Have you tried the tiny little hole very near the slot of your CD drive? A small straightened paperclip stuck into the hole and pressed in might push the drive open for you. Many people don't know that little hole is for that purpose.
No, but it's probably not the balance at all. What you hear is likely the drive attempting to recalibrate, unable to find the registering signal on the CD. Two things may have happened. One, the laser head might be really dirty. Just cleaning it would fix the problem; use a normal CD cleaning kit to do it.
And try to do it first thing anyway.
The second and more likely thing is that the laser assembly came slightly loose due to the shaking, and now is not sitting properly on its carriage. Unfortunately, you'd need to open it to check, so almost the only thing you can do if a cleaning doesn't fix the problem is to send it to the tech assistance.
If you feel REALLY adventurous, and don't care about voiding the warranty, open the drive (if it's a slide-out) or insert two plastic lists of about half again the thickness of a CD in the slot to get the dust seal to open and let you peek inside (if it's a slot feed). If you can see the laser head, you can try to GENTLY press it downwards and see if it clicks. If it doesn't do so almost immediately, stop trying - you have an even chance of completing wrecking the device. If it does, you're very likely the owner of a fully working CD again.
I have a 2002 LS and sometimes get a problem trying to eject CDs. If your problem is the same as mine, then its relatively simple to get that CD out.
The little access panel on the head unit opens up but the CD does not eject, in my case there is a slight alignment issue and the CD gets stuck when trying to come out. The thing to do is to get a thin blade (a knife works), hit the eject button, pick a slot (any slot), and then slide the blade on the top edge of the CD that you see in the access port. Simply nudge it down and as long as the unit is trying to eject it will come out.
It sounds like the cd tray has been forced shut and has been damaged when you got the CD's out. If it was me I would of unscrewed the casing and retrieved the CD's that way instead of trying to force the try open which I'm assuming you have done.
It could just be a simple matter of just slightly adjusting the internal CD mechanism so that it can open and close properly without jamming. The error message comes up because the tray cant eject properly. The worse case scenario is that the CD mechanisam would need to be replaced. Not a hard job for a service engineer, if you dont fancy taking the thing apart yourself then a service centre is your best bet.
This usually means you have a CD stuck. I have had this player for over 10 years and have always just removed the case screws lifted the top off and removed the c\CD that is out of place (two in one slot for example) put it back together and it works fine. Hasn't really happened over 3 times. My kids got older!