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PS2 v9 PAL DVD read error
PS2 v9 PAL DVD read error –
I have a v9 PS2 which has no modchip.It is about 3 months old.
The guy who brought it to me told me that it stoped reading both cds and dvds.I adjusted the lens and it reads cds perfectly but not dvds.When i try to boot an original PS2 game the dvd spins and stops for about 5 seconds and then it starts spining like it is working and then kaput.The console starts like there is no disc.I measured the coils of the len coils and it measures about 5,1 ohms in each side.Is the LA chip burned or there is something that i am not doing right?
Thanx in advance
PS:Sorry about the laaaaaarge explanation!!
Three months old and unmodded?
Best think you could have done was to bring it immediately to a maintenance center and get a free replacement for that V9....
Yes i told him that but he didn't want to send it to a Sony Center here in Greece.I don't know the reason but while I was checking the PS2 I found some scratches and hits.Maybe the console fell off his hands.I don't know what happened.But now it is reading only compact discs.When i put a dvd disc in the ps2 it tries to spin and the lens keep ticking about 5 seconds, then it starts as it should but it stops at the main ps2 screen with browser and configuration selection.
Agree with Chip&Chop. It sounds like a bad laser/coil... There are two things you can do: Sony Service or a repair that may cost more. If I were you, I'd try Sony first. If they refuse, then still there's the chance to get it repaired by some experts.
i dont think that it is the coils, i measured them and it showed me about 5,1 in each coil.Is there any possibility to a burned LA chip or is it just the laser??????
Burned LA ? That usually happens when the coils' resitance is too low... but anything may happen. I suggest that if you have access to another drive, you first try that with your board. This way you can examine whether the board is ok or not. If the board works with another drive (laser) then the laser was burnt. If still no go, there's something wrong with the board itself... I don't actually know if there was a quick and easy way to examine the blown LA, maybe others can help.