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Owned a PS2 that I never ... 39 63.93%
 
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Never had a problem with even running a plethora of 3 dollar pirated games/dvd's bought in Brazil at that time. The same for my PS1. My PS3 had a yellow ring of death problem though, really sad, it was that very early version that runs ps2 games.



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JWeinCom said:

Bought one on Ebay, and its been perfectly fine. I sometimes get disc read errors on PS1 games, but rarely on PS2 games. Have much more trouble with Gamecube games.

You shouldn't use your Gamecube games in your PS2.

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OT: The disc drive on my launch day PS2 eventually gave out completely so I did replace it with a PS2 Slim.



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My PS1 got its laser fucked so I had to replace it once. Zero problems on subsequent generations.



I must have gotten lucky with mine. I got the Gran Turismo 3 A Spec bundle when it came out in 2001. Played my PS2 a ton in the 7th gen. Never had any disk read errors. And still haven't encountered them in the few times I've powered it on in recent years. I kept my PS2 vertical mainly during that gen, but horizontal now due to my current gaming set up in a completely different house. The only thing that has given me problems is the audio can be terrible if the AV cable isn't in a very specific position. But that can be cheaply and easily replaced. Just something I never bothered with since the issue only crept up years later when I wasn't using it as much.



I've never had this problem with my PS2.



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Mine Doesnt ready Discs anymore and i Want to repair it But Here in Deutsche Land i Dont know where to go



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TruckOSaurus said:
JWeinCom said:

Bought one on Ebay, and its been perfectly fine. I sometimes get disc read errors on PS1 games, but rarely on PS2 games. Have much more trouble with Gamecube games.

You shouldn't use your Gamecube games in your PS2.

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OT: The disc drive on my launch day PS2 eventually gave out completely so I did replace it with a PS2 Slim.



asqarkabab said:

Mine Doesnt ready Discs anymore and i Want to repair it But Here in Deutsche Land i Dont know where to go

My fat PS2 laser burned out, mostly because it was mod chipped, plus a ton of play time between my bro and I. It lasted pretty long I'd say in retrospect. We ended up getting a PS2 slim that Xmas because the price wasn't much different than the cost of a new laser and repair fee back then. 

Earlier in 2019 I bought a new legit SNY replacement laser on Amazon or eBay and installed it myself. It was cheap, like $10 or something like that. I just watched 1 YouTube repair tutorial and that's all I needed.

Tearing down a PS2 is pretty easy, especially for the laser because once the outer casing is off, you get immediate access to the disc drive. All I had to do extra was adjust the laser height slightly, which is also no problem, and it worked great. (It's not a bad idea to clean the laser slider tracks and grease them with some new silicone or lithium lube while you're at it for good measure.) 

The fat PS2 works like new again, and now you can buy shipping boxes full of games for dirt cheap! I actually prefer it slightly now over the slim.

If you're handy at all, it's totally doable. 

Last edited by EricHiggin - on 28 July 2021

EricHiggin said:
asqarkabab said:

Mine Doesnt ready Discs anymore and i Want to repair it But Here in Deutsche Land i Dont know where to go

My fat PS2 laser burned out, mostly because it was mod chipped, plus a ton of play time between my bro and I. It lasted pretty long I'd say in retrospect. We ended up getting a PS2 slim that Xmas because the price wasn't much different than the cost of a new laser and repair fee back then. 

Earlier in 2019 I bought a new legit SNY replacement laser on Amazon or eBay and installed it myself. It was cheap, like $10 or something like that. I just watched 1 YouTube repair tutorial and that's all I needed.

Tearing down a PS2 is pretty easy, especially for the laser because once the outer casing is off, you get immediate access to the disc drive. All I had to do extra was adjust the laser height slightly, which is also no problem, and it worked great. (It's not a bad idea to clean the laser slider tracks and grease them with some new silicone or lithium lube while you're at it for good measure.) 

The fat PS2 works like new again, and now you can buy shipping boxes full of games for dirt cheap! I actually prefer it slightly now over the slim.

If you're handy at all, it's totally doable. 

I have a slim PAL PS2 and a fat NTSC that I bought from the US about 6 years ago for PS1 and PS2 games that didn't get a PAL release, the slim's fine but the fat NTSC model has a stuck drive tray, I hadn't used it for around 2 years and starting it up there was a lot of shuddering as the tray tried to open , and being me I naturally forced the issue and the result was the front fell off . now if I aid it with a small tug I can get it to open halfway before it sticks , so should I se about a  local repair and the associated costs or order a new disk tray and replace it my self ? 

Last edited by mjk45 - on 28 July 2021

Never had issue with My PS2 OG.



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