Recomend a PS2 Repair Shop
September 8, 2005 7:51 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone point me to a reliable on-line PS2 repair shop?

Naturally, i'm a little nervous about sending my modded PS2 out to some stranger.. If it helps at all, its a version 9 with a DMS3+ modchip installed. It worked fine for months, and just recently stopped reading any disc, although it turns on and boots up normally. A little homework suggests the laser. I could install a laser, but the configuration is beyond me.
There is no Disc Read error, FYI. The disc spins, but nothing happens.
posted by quibx to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (4 answers total)
Have you tried to simply clean the laser?
posted by jimmy at 9:00 PM on September 8, 2005

Not a real answer, just a suggestion:
A friend of mine had the same problem. We popped the PS2 open, cleaned the laser, and it cleared it right up; you could also try the laser alignment process as described over here. I know that link specifies disc read errors, but it may well apply to your problem too.

I would avoid the laser power tweaks (adjusting a trim potentiometer) that are recommended online, but the alignment is harmless. If you're nervous about opening the PS2, don't be - the procedure to open it as far as the cd tray is dead easy. You won't be unhooking any wires or removing any circuit boards, just unscrewing a couple of plastic covers.
posted by pocams at 9:37 PM on September 8, 2005

Response by poster: Oh, I've already taken it apart and cleaned the laser. Haven't adjusted it though.....
posted by quibx at 4:50 AM on September 9, 2005

FYI: mefi's own shepd is a big expert in PS2s. He may or may not be willing to fix your PS2, but he's likely to offer good advice.
posted by azazello at 5:24 PM on September 10, 2005

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