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Old 05-22-2005, 01:59 PM   #1
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Hi, my ps2 is messing up a lot. its making clicking sounds when its trying to read cds, it takes forever to read cds, it randomly stops reading cds during gameplay, and it doesnt read cds at all some times. I have heard this problem can be fixed a few different ways. One of the options was to send it to sony, who i have heard fix it for free even if your warranty time has expired and that you have not opened the case yourself.

Is this TRUE?
im gonna be getting a mod chip put in the console, so I want to know if i should open the system and completely ruin my chances of getting the console repaired by sony or not?

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Old 05-22-2005, 02:06 PM   #2
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No, I wouldn't open the system before sending it to sony since the warranty will compeltly go bcause they'll think you've messed with it to cause it not work.

If the guarrantee has gone, the only option I can sugest is Sony. I dont know about them doing it for free, but they might very well do, if its a problem thats just occured.
If there is a fault though with the system, they might charge you though, I can't be sure.

It is definetly a problem with the system though, and could be the motor spinnign the disc, the laser motor moving it, or even the laser.

Don't open it yourself though. You wouldn't find a fault doing that, it wouldn't be so simple.

Hope you get it sorted
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No, I wouldn't open the system before sending it to sony since the warranty will compeltly go bcause they'll think you've messed with it to cause it not work.

If the guarrantee has gone, the only option I can sugest is Sony. I dont know about them doing it for free, but they might very well do, if its a problem thats just occured.
If there is a fault though with the system, they might charge you though, I can't be sure.

It is definetly a problem with the system though, and could be the motor spinnign the disc, the laser motor moving it, or even the laser.

Don't open it yourself though. You wouldn't find a fault doing that, it wouldn't be so simple.

Hope you get it sorted
thanks, yeah i wont open it untill i get that problem fixed
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It might be the berrings, if your disks are getting really scratched when you put them in (the clicking sound)
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Old 05-22-2005, 08:51 PM   #5
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ok i had that problem lol heres what i did till i got my ps2 fixed lol.......I called it Da Ghetto Ps2 lol put the game in that u want to play and put a peace of crap cd on top of it(thats right 2 cds) and it will work well
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I have heard they are or were having a problem with the cd drive. You really need to check with a sony repair station for further info.
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Open it up, there is i think if im not mistaken 8 Screws on the bottom. Then you can get to you CD drive. There are two realy small Screws, the size for Glass's Open that up and take a look is the arm lubed up, if you spin the spindle does it make the clicking sound? I can get you some Tuts if you need, just search for it. Its realy Simple if your Warrentie is EXP do it its fun, If you break it, you can get another one for cheap. Have fun with it, i have 3 ps2s and ive opend one for bad disk error.
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Open it up, there is i think if im not mistaken 8 Screws on the bottom. Then you can get to you CD drive. There are two realy small Screws, the size for Glass's Open that up and take a look is the arm lubed up, if you spin the spindle does it make the clicking sound? I can get you some Tuts if you need, just search for it. Its realy Simple if your Warrentie is EXP do it its fun, If you break it, you can get another one for cheap. Have fun with it, i have 3 ps2s and ive opend one for bad disk error.
thanks, unfortunately i dont have 3 ps2s , or the money to get two more so im not in the mood for playing with it . but i do think you are right though, i mean its a pretty loud noise, and its directly related to the functionality of the cd
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Yeah Duzz does seem to know what hes saying, but I still wouldn't try opening it up. Only if you could dish out for a new one
Thats if they wouldn't take it opened anyways, but you'd have to probably pay if thats the case... No idea how it works...

Does seem something to do with that though, but seems like an easy job and shouldn't take too long to fix. Is there any repair shops near you that would take one in?
I have one quite close that fixes anything, including musical keyboards and such that would do stuff like that for instance.

Hope you can get it sorted, but if all fails, you could post it to Sony, but expect it to take a while for what seems like an easy job
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I found this tutorial, is this what i should do if i decide to fix it myself?

http://arstechnica.com/articles/paed...ware/ps2.ars/1
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hmm. Mine does that. I got one of those lense cleaning CD's and it seemed to sort it out OK. Try one of them
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Mine did the exact same thing. I cleaned it with a cleaning disk and it works fine now. Loads up pretty quick, although I have the HDD so it takes a little longer then normal, but there is still a small clicking sound every now and then. Try cleaning it before anything else IMO. Also if you do send it back to Sony I do know they are really fast about getting it back to you. A buddy of mine sent his back for some reason and decided to buy another PS2 so he was not without one while his was being repaired. He got his back in less then 2 weeks if I am not mistaken. Maybe a little more then that but not much.
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Yeah, i advise to send it to Sony to get it completly fixed in that case, to remove any issues.

Once you get the MOD chip though, hopefully nothing wrong will go wrong with the system since something will have to be soldered onto a board making it impossible to send back to Sony. Though smaller firms would fix it if anything else happened most likely.

If Sony's support is that good, I think I will be more inclined to get a PS3 when they arrive then
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If Sony's support is that good, I think I will be more inclined to get a PS3 when they arrive then
I just talked to my friend and he said it took 4 weeks to get it back. Not as good as I had originally stated but still good service none the less.

Plus by the looks on the specs the PS3 will be the better of the 3 new systems. Not to try another console war. Plus I see that Sony looks to be going the same route as XBox with the online gaming. The PS3 I have heard will have something called "Playstation World." I am not sure how true that is but that is what I heard.
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Yeah Its gonna be good anyway, and 4 weeks isn't all that bad at all considering how much they must get!

I'm not too into the online gaming feature though. i wouldnt pay for the feature, so they'd have to be a load of single player games too. This isn't the place to discuss this though really. Try the PS3 thread in the social forums i've posted loads there about technical demos and such
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