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Old 25-07-2004, 21:33   #1
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Repairing my playstation 2 - any ideas?

Money's tight atm so I can't afford to buy a new one, or even a 2nd hand one (at the prices many are going, typically £90). So I guess an option is repair - I can't find anywhere that'll do it for me though :/

The problem is that the tray no longer ejects - the motor that drives the laser and disc-spinner-bit upwards when the tray closes isn't working at all or rather, isn't initialising. I thought i could be the ribbon cable that links the reset/eject buttons on the front but the power L.E.D. functions, as does the reset button. Don't suppose anyone has any ideas?

The first thing I thought about was the warranty but its voided so that's out of the question...

These things (ps2s) are so common someone must know of somewhere I could get it fixed!
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Old 25-07-2004, 21:37   #2
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More suited to the Gaming Forum I reckon.
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Old 25-07-2004, 22:09   #3
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Symptom : CD draw will not open.

Problem : Could be a few reasons for this. If it's been dropped, the cogs could be miss-aligned, you will need to take the CD unit apart and reassemble correctly. If someone has attempted to fit a mod chip there could be damage around the part of the board where the wires for pins 5 & 6 are soldered. Check for damage to tracks and excess solder, it is also possible that the BA8510 or BA8515 chip has been damaged. Also it could be the flat flexible cable that connects the power/reset & eject buttons to the mainboard. Check for physical damage and replace if need be.
Taken from http://www.psxrepair.com/index.php?page=troubleshoot
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Old 26-07-2004, 00:35   #4
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Thanks for the reply jayok. The only thing with that is I didnt drop the thing, the cogs aren't miss-aligned, a mod chip hasn't been fitted and as I described earlier the flat cable must be working as the reset button works (L.E.D. changes from red to green when you press it). At least now I know where I can buy spare parts from; the problem now is diagnosing exactly what is wrong with the thing...maybe i'll just take it all apart tomorrow :/
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Old 26-07-2004, 08:28   #5
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Ring Sony up, they will swap it out for £40. Basically they come to your house and give you a reconditioned one and you hand over your one.

If it's chipped it doesn't matter but you will lose the chip (obviously).

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Old 26-07-2004, 10:12   #6
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Even though I've taken it apart and voided the warranty by tearing that 'warranty void if removed sticker' off?
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Old 26-07-2004, 10:38   #7
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Even though I've taken it apart and voided the warranty by tearing that 'warranty void if removed sticker' off?
The warranty's expired anyway...
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Old 26-07-2004, 11:33   #8
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why not buy one of those flip covers?, they are cheap (only pastic). i dont have one as i dont have a PS2 but i know of them, as i expect others here do too.
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my ps2 been broken for a while now aswell I've been wondering about returning it to sony, how do I go about this and who do I ring, and can I change the type of ps2 or the colour.

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Old 26-07-2004, 22:44   #10
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my ps2 been broken for a while now aswell I've been wondering about returning it to sony, how do I go about this and who do I ring, and can I change the type of ps2 or the colour.
Let me have a think about this...

You want to return your PS2 which is made by Sony back to Sony and your wondering who you should call.

I have no idea but I believe Dave B posted further up the thread with the answer.

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Old 27-07-2004, 14:18   #11
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I phoned Sony up, but was told it was £65?
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Do you hear any noises when you press the eject button (like a 'clunking' sound), the tray may have come off it's rails, have you actually opened it all up to take a look as it's quite easy to do?
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Old 28-07-2004, 19:42   #13
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£65 sounds right to me. I used to work for a game shop and I don't remember it being as cheap as £40. Maybe on PS1?

Just phone Sony's careline, every Sony game should have the phone number in the manual somewhere.
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Old 23-12-2004, 21:13   #14
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This has just happened to my nephews PS2. You stick a disc in it, sounds like it spins a few times then just stops, you cant even hear the laser trying to read the disc or anything!
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Give it a good old whack! (Cue the scene where Onslow wants to switch the TV on in Keeping Up Appearances )
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