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i just bought a ps2 from a G-sale for $10 that will not play discs. is there anything i can do to fix it or is it even worth fixing. or can anyone think of anything else to do with it.
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Drive back to the house and ask for your money back, atleast thats what I would do...

The PS2 is pretty old, and the drive is most likely broke.
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Drive back to the house and ask for your money back, atleast thats what I would do...
he told me that it wouldent read discs and that he thought it needed a new laser i bought it to see if i could get it to work.
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get a new lens off ebay, they are pretty easy to install
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get a new lens off ebay, they are pretty easy to install
i tried finding the rite one and cant. my model is the SCPH-30001 R
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do you what version it is
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do you what version it is
what do you mean?

it is the old version and the model number is SCPH-30001 R
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post #8 of 22
Ok thats the old fat one right?...Take it apart..open the dvd drive cover, (its just 4 tiny skrews)...Clean the laser with some Qtips and high% alcohol...also there will be a white cog at the back of the drive which controls the hight of the laser..adjust that a few turns and keep trying a CD and DVD game/movie. untill they all work..if they still dont..time for a new laser.
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post #9 of 22
check this out to find the version it looks like you have a version 5 or 6. when you know which version it is search ebay using ps2 lazer and your version number
post #10 of 22
Mine always does that.

Basically you need to take it apart and with a Q-Tip dipped in rubbing alcohol clean the laser.

Turn the PS2 upside, remove the plastic screw covers with a knife. Then proceed to take the screws out. BEWARE! REMEMBER WHERE THE SCREWS GO AS SOME VARY IN LENGTH CONSIDERABLY.

After all the screws are removed carefully take the cover off. BEWARE AGAIN! DO NOT RIP THE COVER OFF AS THERE IS A CABLE THAT CONNECTS TO THE SWITCHES ON THE FRONT TO THE MOTHERBOARD. So basically you take the case of gently and lie it right next to it. There is then another four tiny screws inside to take the cover off the cd drive. Once that is done take the Q-tip and dip it in the rubbing alcohol and wipe the laser. After a few turns flip over the Q-tip and dry it again.

Put it all back together and that fixed my disk read issue!
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