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PS2 Do It Yourself Guide - PAGE 3

- Sunday, February 15th, 2004 Like Share






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Wo Daddy Wo Feb 16, 04
Nice job VeG, Although I've never been brave enough to perform surgery on my PS2, perhaps now I might be willing to give it a go.

I think it would be a good idea to add peoples names that have successfully completed any of the procedures. That way others may feel more comfortable or pm those people for additional support.

I realize the steps are pretty detailed with nice images, but it can be an entirely different can of worms once someone opens up their PS2.
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VeGiTAX2 Feb 16, 04
Yeah the main issue that I face is the level of variation >_< while the V0 is the basis for all other models they did change some things up such as the ribbon cable replacement to handle the reset/power/eject button as opposed to the free little wires on mine >_<

As much as I'd like to get all of the models to cover that's just not in my budget right now. Hopefully I'll run across a cheap busted PS2 on an auction or something so I can do a breakdown on newer versions.

I've only had the chance to work on my two consoles here so far. Sadly most send their consoles back to sony and pay the bill for them fixing it and I never get to try anything out.

Also I got a few emails from guests or people who wanted to be anonymous. I wont be going into detail on modchip removal or fixing a ps2 from a failed modchip install. Also I doubt I'll go into modchip installation since i'm working with not much at all over here.
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Wolfwood Feb 16, 04
Dammit, I could've used an article like this last week!!! My PS2 wasn't booting any games either, but I never thought of opening the damn thing up to see if the laser was just FUBAR'ed. Now that I traded it in for a newer one I guess I'll never get the experience now. Or will I? Hmmm...

This was a very informative article, it manages to cover the bases but it also goes beyond much more than the other guides I've read online, even right down to the power and laser replacement. Gosh, I never know you were so handy, Veg.
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Snuff Feb 16, 04
Perfect timing for me. My PS2 just stopped playing CDs and DVDs and I'm afriad that its going to stop playing games very soon. Thanks.
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Chickybomag14 Feb 17, 04
Wow thank you so much. My PS2 has not been able to read anything at all lately and i followed the guide to clean my lens and wham i turn it on and it finds the game(jumps in air and yells). Thanks again!
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VeGiTAX2 Feb 17, 04
No problem. Glad it worked. Hopefully some will be less scared now. ^^
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bosoxpete8 Feb 18, 04
Well, I'm still pretty scared. All those black and blue colors on my PS2 bring back bad memories. Anyway, incredible job on the PS2 Guide VeG, it should save Adidas0167 loads of time, not having to answer PS2 technical problems anymore.

Adidas edit: Fixed spelling on my name and yeah let them read the guide instead.

This message was edited by Adidas0167(moderator) on Feb 17 2004.
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Snuff Feb 18, 04
Wow, so tonight I finally had the guts to take apart my PS2 and clean my lens. And guess what! It worked! I was so happy when it turned on. But I was even happier when it played a DVD.
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littleant26 Feb 18, 04
Nice job Vegi.This is a definate Top 3 for the articles that I'v eread by you thus far.I'll suggest this to my friend because he just bought Full Metal Panic Vol.4&5 and he can't watch them.

I'm wondering what is the purpose of the 70% alcohol?With the higher potentcy does it work better.

Once again Vegi saves the day.

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VeGiTAX2 Feb 18, 04
From what I can tell by feel the 91% or higher tends to dry things out as a harsh cleaner. To me it seems like it would be more of a risk to damage things since the content of water and other solutions is much less. I use 70% for pretty much every lens cleaning I can think of. ^^:

Glad it's working for everyone. Let the games & movies resume!
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Kudd Feb 19, 04
I followed the directions, but it didn't work for me...
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Bottle of Alcohol (preferably around 70% or so)
I don't know if I actually have that hiding around somewhere in my house lol, so I used water instead. Does it really make that big of a difference?
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VeGiTAX2 Feb 22, 04
Water doesn't work at all as it's not a cleaning fluid of sorts. >_< Actually water is one thing you want to avoid exposing the machine to. The alcohol varies depending on who sells it. If you have rubbing alcohol it should work as well. 70% is effective as it doesn't instantly dry stuff out like 91% would.
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teal Feb 28, 04
I know this will come in handy, as I am always fussing about keeping the PS2 as clean and well-running as possible.
Thanks for the great guide!

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Raijin1999 Mar 7, 04
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Real quick question.

It's about soldering.
When cleaning my ps2 recently, i decided to take every damn peice o' the 'station apart. I found tons of dust caked in places obviously hard to access.

After cleaning (damn, this console version is shottily made), the whole thing, when putting it back together, I noticed one of the four wires coming from the CD tray (there's a white, orange, and red set), the white one was dangling off the little port that was connected to the motherboard. I barely touched the thing and just like that, the little port came right out. I freaked.

Obviously I put everything back together, save for that port, and tried booting a game. The screen ain't done nothing. Them little blue orbs that float around clumped, and stayed clumped, as one giant orb, and only the memory card browser would work.

Since that port was already half dead before i touched it, i'm thinkin' that was the problem with my DRE's the whole time. Anyhow, I am going to try to solder the damn port back to the motherboard, but have a quick question on soldering the metal part back to the board.


I don't know what type of solder to use? My dad's got a soldering gun, and some sort of solder, but I think it's lead based. Dunno if this is what to use with electronics or what, so i'm askin'. Should I ask at a hardware store, or does anybody know what type I should use? Any advice? Etc?

Pshhh..I got so pissed off. After cleaning all them areas, about 1 1/2 hours of delicate work, suddenly that damn port owns me.
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