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Hi! I would like to ask for your opinions. I have an old PS2 and it can't read any ps2 dics anymore, I already cleaned the lens but is still won't read. Is the problem its lens or its motor? how much(in the philippines please) would it cost for me to replace its lens or motor? Thanks
 

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Well... judging by the standards of the old PSX, a lens/motor plus labor will cost just about 80% of a whole PS2 at current market price.

I'm not sure though, since I haven't had to have my console repaired yet. But if I were you, have it estimated first. Checking is *usually* free, but the repair isn't. It's just a matter of getting a good service person to do it. Some technicians just immediate suggest the most beneficial solution for *them*, and not *you*.

Or... just it serviced in a Sony certified outfit, assuming the warranty is still in effect.
 

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Is it just DVD games or CDR, that would be the lens(i doubt it). If you think its the motor i suggest you search around google. Maybe you can find a scrapped PS2 to fix on ebay to fix your.
 

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That seems to be a common problem for the PS2 and XBox (possibly other consoles). I have yet to see an economical solution. Sorry.
 

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PS2 lasers are pretty rubbish, the only thing you can try short of getting a new PS2 is whats on this link

http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars

i suggest you read it carefully n do exactly as it says!! his ps2 might be slightly different to yours, but if anything you should have less covers etc than him.

good luck.
 

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If that method doesn't work, try raising the voltage for the laser of the offending type of disc (DVD or CD). You can find a guide for it here (either of the disc read error FAQs). My PS2 (SCPH-30001) was having a very hard time reading GTA: SA after I played GT4 on it for a month or so. After I cranked up the DVD laser voltage a wee bit (90 degree turn or so :heh: ), the game was almost back to normal (still has some minor loading problems when traveling at very high speeds).
 

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I had the same problem with my dreamcast. I tried to use similar method that N_w95482 provided and i guess i turned the voltage to far. If you use that method be very delicate with it.
 

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The guides on GameFAQs say to turn it about two degrees at a time but I was impatient and did a 80-90 degree turn :D. So far, the laser hasn't crapped out so I guess it's OK :p. I didn't know you could do the same procedure to a DC though, although my main problem with my DC is heat, not the disc drive :p. You should be able to easily find a replacement GD-ROM though, everything in the system is super easy to swap out :).
 

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Yeah i know i can find GD-rom replacement. Just been putting it off since i havent played many games recently. The only game I ever played on my dreamcast was soul calibur and sometimes Crazy Taxi. Also emu's on it was great until i got my ps2 to play them.
 

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Hi! I went to a repair shop the other day and they told me that theres no current or is it voltage? in my lens? could raising the voltage as suggested solve it? Thanks!
 

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That would indicate that a trace has been cut to the laser. You may be in luck, as this is a simple problem to fix. Simply insert a small wire to the appropriate power supply (I couldn't say which would be appropriate, you'll have to do some research... though I'd suspect 5V - don't take my word on this, do some research!).

Raising the voltage would have no effect if 0 volts is getting to the laser. I would recommend not changing it for now - it is probably fine where it is currently set.
 
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