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Ps2 Laser Burned Out??
Ps2 Laser Burned Out?? –
I really need some help here!!!
After installing the Magic 3.6, my ps2 would play my back-ups of ps1 games flawlessly but only play my back-up ps2 games every once in a while. I figured that maybe I did a bad installation , so I checked all the solder points over and over (I would guess that I took my ps2 apart about 20-30 times) and even covered the solder points with electrical tape in case they were shorting out with the metal cover and could not get my ps2 to play ps2 back-ups at all after the first attempt but would still play ps1 back-ups flawlessly.
I started to wonder if it could have been the clips that was causing the problems, so I took my ps2 apart and put it back together enough so I could have access to the mod-chip and was able to turn the ps2 on and off and have it plugged into my tv to make sure it worked. This means that I had the cd\dvd drive upside down while I was trying this. I checked each solder point as I turned the ps2 on and off, and it would still not read ps2 back-ups. I then tried wiggling the wires coming from the mod-chip clip itself, and when I wiggled the I H G D wires (which are the wires that go to the clip underneath the motherboard) and turned on my ps2, it would read the ps2 backups flawlessly. I then placed the metal cover that holds the dvd drive to the motherboard back over the motherboard and mod-chip, and again it stopped reading ps2 back-ups (when I removed the cover, it would read the ps2 back-ups again). I tried the move the wires in different positions before replacing the metal cover several times with no success until the time I pushed the reset button, and (to my surprise), the dvd drive stopped spinning completely; no activity whatsoever from the spinner motor. I thought to myself, "Oh crap, I burnt out the ps2." I noticed that the laser eye was still moving and I would still get the start up screen on my tv. I thought maybe I did something to damage the mod-chip, so I completely removed the mod-chip except for the clip I soldered underneath the motherboard. It didn't fix the problem and my cd's still do not spin.
I was wanting to know if this is a known problem that has happened to someone before, and if there is anything I can do to fix the drive or to replace the spinner part in the drive without having to buy a whole new ps2, since I cannot return my ps2 for an exchange, and if it is possible that is was the clip or wires that was causing my ps2 back-ups not to load which I strongly believe it was.
By the way, my ps2 is an scph-39001 model V7 and my mod-chip is the magic 3.6
If the clip shorted to the metal cage, anything could have fried. The PS2 needs expert attention after you've removed the clip and tried again.