Adjusting the lens height using the gear
first do what i did. get a dvd movie,a ps one game,a cd based ps2 game (timesplitters,rune,dynasty warriors 2,half life)a dvd based ps2 game, and a scratched ps2 game.
first adjust the azimuth(the torx screw to the left of the laser} make sure you use a cue tip and 91% alcohol on the lens and under the lens(you have to remove the black cover off the laser). I just got a broken ps2 for 5 bucks and that made it work perfectly.make the azimuth adjustments in 1/8 turns. try all games and especially the dvd movie
carefully pull the white plastic wheel out of the top cover for the dvd drive. and pop that on the disk while its in the drive. turn it on and note what happens. if a disk is in the drive before it's powered on you should never see the browser it should just boot.If not you have problems.
once all disks are booting good get a problem disk (I used a scratched tony hawk 3) and if the audio skips or freezes adjust the white cog wheel counterclockwise in 5 click intervals until it works perfect.
if you are lucky it will work like new if not you might have a laser voltage problem and to fix that you need a variable scope ososcillator ( i know i missplelled it) under the laser is 2 pots to adjust the voltage for the cd laser and the dvd laser. the left is the cd one if its facing you. you can find the proper waveform pattern online in various places.i would just buy a Used ps2 because there preety chaep and definetly cheaper than the stuff needed to adjust the voltage correctly.IF YOU TRY TO ADJUST THE LASER YOU MAY BURN IT OUT.I did on my first one but since my friend was using it as a window stop and i got it for free i donn't care.So hopefully it works out for you guys. if i were you just buy a SEGA DREAMCAST it has none of these problems and is cheap as hell..............................................
Jun 27, 2007 |
Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console