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Old 01 Jan 2007, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the shittiest gaming system ever made. Yeah I said it. You can say that it has the best games of all time and maybe it does but the system itself sucks. I've never had a system be so tempramental in my life. Even the NES puts the PS2 to shame. So with that said, how can I fix this "disc read error" that seems to infect about 90% of all the PS2s out there?

That's right, I'll fix it myself. I just need a website with some directions.
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Old 01 Jan 2007, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is the shittiest gaming system ever made. Yeah I said it. You can say that it has the best games of all time and maybe it does but the system itself sucks. I've never had a system be so tempramental in my life. Even the NES puts the PS2 to shame. So with that said, how can I fix this "disc read error" that seems to infect about 90% of all the PS2s out there?

That's right, I'll fix it myself. I just need a website with some directions.
You may need a new laser. I had my buddies all bringing me their PS2's when they started shitting out like that and in most cases a new laser was required. You're also more then welcome to try this...

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Open up the PS2 unit, also remove the bottom casing and the metal shielding from the mainboard.
Locate and remove the DVD drive's ribbon cable from the mainboard.
It's easy, just click the connector's black strip away from the board and it slides out.
Not only remove the cover and white disc from the DVD drive, but also unscrew the whole drive unit itself from the PS2 and take it out.
Turn the PS2 upside down with its power connector and AV Multi Out facing you.
Get a Neo Geo cartridge box (or something else about 1 inch thick). Use it to put on the DVD drive and connect the ribbon cable back to the mainboard.
Get an item like your mousepad (or anything else NOT metallic or electrically conducting in any way with roughly the same dimensions as the mainboard). Put it on the PS2's mainboard and flip the DVD drive over on the mainboard with the ribbon cable still connected.
If the downside of the laserunit itself is not visible, simply turning on the PS2 for a few seconds will make it slide to the center. Remember to shut the PS2 down again before progressing further!

Now that you see the laserunit, located on the topright side of it are two small silver screw like components. These are adjustable resistors which you can use to adjust the properties of the lens.

Note very precisely in which direction they are both facing before doing anything, so you can always restore the original situation.
Using a small screwdriver, make adjustments to these resistors by CAREFULLY rotating them a bit each time until your backup copy runs flawlessly:

Boot up the PS2 Utility CD
Swap with a Backup CD
If it will not run correctly or skips, power off and make adjustments
repeat until either the PS2 works or until you can't deal with the frustration anymore, because this can take some time!

Its actually a lot easier to just buy a new laser and put it in. There are a few different ones for each of the different PS2 models so you'll have to double check against your laser and serial number to see which one you'd need.

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Old 01 Jan 2007, 01:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i've become inclined to agree that the PS2 is shit. While yeah, it does have some of the best games, the System fucking sucks, my first one lasted a decent 3 and a 1/2 Years, while undergoing repairs for the system a total 4 times until the laser eventually blew out. my current PS2 works alright, but still freezes at innoportune times. This is the main reason i also got a Gamecube, and i've found that this system is much more durable, and i've yet to have a problem with it.
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Old 01 Jan 2007, 01:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is the main reason i also got a Gamecube, and i've found that this system is much more durable, and i've yet to have a problem with it.
Same goes for XBOX... Some people don't like the XBOX but I've never had a problem with it

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You may need a new laser. I had my buddies all bringing me their PS2's when they started shitting out like that and in most cases a new laser was required. You're also more then welcome to try this...
Maybe I'll buy a new laser. I can't follow those directions though, I need pics
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Old 01 Jan 2007, 01:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I find that if there are problems such as the ones you are describing, you either A) need to crack that badboy and clean all the dust out, or B) did something to it that caused it to be that way.

I love my PS2. And it loves me.

I'm starting to think that Life is just raining shit on you, David.

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My PS2 broke for no god damn reason. That's why I play my x-box all the time now.
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Old 01 Jan 2007, 02:09 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I find that if there are problems such as the ones you are describing, you either A) need to crack that badboy and clean all the dust out, or B) did something to it that caused it to be that way.

I love my PS2. And it loves me.

I'm starting to think that Life is just raining shit on you, David.

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Most of the people that brought me their PS2's had VERY clean systems and hadn't done anything to their system other then play games and watch movies.

I know a few people who have never had a single problem with their PS2, but I know atleast double that amount of people who had a PS2 shit out on them.
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Old 01 Jan 2007, 02:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I find that if there are problems such as the ones you are describing, you either A) need to crack that badboy and clean all the dust out, or B) did something to it that caused it to be that way.
I've taken very good care of my PS2 ty very much. Hell I fucking dropped my gamecube once. It was a 5 ft fall and it plays just as good now as it did back when I first bought it. As for dust... Well I cleaned the system out with some air-in-a-can. I followed some instructions online to and managed to fix my PS2- somewhat. It'll play SD vs Raw 06, SD HCTP, Resident Evil code veronica, and FF X but it won't play Syphon Filter (a brand new game) or Star Ocean (another new game).

For about $600 I hope the PS3 isn't this faulty
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I think mine could do with a dust out. Had that thing.......

I've had my PS2 a long fucking time y'all and still no breakages
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My ps2 actually doesn't suck too bad. -shrugs-

I favor my xbox though. I've only had a problem with one game with it (fable).
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My PS2 sucked, so I got a 360 and haven't looked back. I then proceeded to smash my PS2 with a hammer.
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Old 01 Jan 2007, 04:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I just dropped my PS2 and it still works.
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Old 01 Jan 2007, 08:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I've had my PS2 for 2 years now and it's never shit out on me,though my controllers get loose very easily and I'm always having to replug it in.I've never really had any problems with any of my consoles,it's my controllers that are pieces of shit
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I've never had a problem with my PS2.
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Old 02 Jan 2007, 06:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
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My controllers fuck up, though. On my first one the R2 and L2 buttons are fucked and collapse in on themselves, and on the other the X button isn't as responsive as it should be.
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