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My old PS2 is making noises, wont read and scratches CDS

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I know a lot of you on here know this stuff, I dont so correct me if I say somethign wrong.
Well this problem has started some years ago.
It made buzzing noises whenever I put a CD in.
It also would NOT read the CDs and would scratch them.

The PS2 does not work right now, it wont read discs and scratches them. Picture of one scratched CD can be found below.
Now I do NOT want to get a new one, I dont have money for one right now.
Also I took it apart and looked at the CD drive and I cleaned it, loosened it and it worked for a while but that waas only a temporary fix.
Heres a picture of the PS2



and heres a picture of a scratched CD.
If you look closely you can see scratches that follow the circular shape of the CD.


thanks so much guys
post #2 of 4
Sounds like the laser/mechanism is crashing into the disc surface. New laser units can be fitted but it's quite expensive.
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Time to get a PS2 Slim I think... They're about to drop below a hundred bucks...

It's just not worth it to order the pieces to try and fix it.
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You can try and adjust the cog wheels to see if they make a difference. The cogs are on the drive mechanism and just need to be turned maybe one or two clicks at a time. Test each time before adjusting further. I would not recommend buying a new laser for the fat models because most of them are advertised as new, but are used pieces of garbage. It'd be better to buy a new one over trying to fix the old one.

But mark the original cog wheel places by a little sharpie mark or something, then adjust one or two turns in either direction to see if it makes a difference. We have done this with other units and it helps extend their lives.
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