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    Default PStwo repair needed

    Turned on my v12 slim PStwo for the first time since November and it can't play discs for some reason. System powers up and I can navigate the system menus & options but whenever I put a disc in and close the lid, nothing happens. I left the PS2 turned on overnight by accident a few months ago, so I think that probably has something to do with it.

    The PS2 is chipped, so I'd really like to get it repaired instead having to buy a new system + chip and paying someone to solder it in for me. Is there anyone here who does PS2 repairs that can help me out?

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    Does it spin? If it does not, it's probably a lens/motor issue.

    This can be replaced relatively cheaply...for less than $10 for the entire assembly.
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    The v12 PsTwo's were notorious for burning lasers when they were chipped. They need a special part to keep them from burning up.

    Mine went through 4 lasers before I bought and installed the new part. It's gone over a year with the same laser now

    It's called a diode laser fix.

    I think this is it ?

    http://foundmy.com/oscom/product_inf...roducts_id=160

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    No, it doesn't spin at all.

    When I bought the PS2 pre-modded 4 years ago, the seller said he did do the laser fix on it. Must have just worn out by now.

    The last time I took my PS2 apart, it was a complete mess and I didn't know what it was doing. I'd rather just ship this out to someone who knows what they're doing and pay them to deal with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonjandran View Post
    The v12 PsTwo's were notorious for burning lasers when they were chipped. They need a special part to keep them from burning up.

    Mine went through 4 lasers before I bought and installed the new part. It's gone over a year with the same laser now

    It's called a diode laser fix.

    I think this is it ?

    http://foundmy.com/oscom/product_inf...roducts_id=160
    You want to go with a laserfix that uses an IC for active management. The best choices available are the Comsoft V3/V4 or the NeoFix XIV.

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    Bump. Still looking.

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