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DVD-ROM clicking sound.
DVD-ROM clicking sound. –
I just installed a DMS4 EZI PRO and the chip seems to be working right (I can get it disabled by pressing [ ] at boot up) I know this doesn't mean it's working quite yet, but I know it's responding.
Since everything's working fine I decide to try to boot a game. NO matter what disc I put in it gives a disc read error. Since I tested multiple types of media I pretty much knew it was a hardware issue (despite the loud clicking).
So, when I put a disc in, you can hear it try to read the disc, then it makes a loud click, followed by (usually) 2 more. Then it says disc read error.
At first I was thinking I knocked one of the connections loose, but I reconnected the dvd-rom to motherboard connection a few times, I know it's not that. Anyone have a clue what it could be making these disc read errors and the clicking?
Thanks in advance for the help.
the clicking sound is the worm drive of the dvd drive and little white arm of the laser that makes the laser move up and down to read disc...change the white arm and re grease it with white lithium grease...that worked for me.
Ok, I regreased the rods but I still get the error/clicking. How would I replace the white arm?
Anyone else know what's wrong with this?
EDIT: I keep adjusting the little white strip in the dvdrom by the screw on it. This white strip old the read laser onto the little bars. If I tighten or loosen it, it seems to get louder/make more noise.
Last edited by darcnis; 01-27-2006 at 10:42 PM.
is it a grinding sound ? grinding sound is the worm gear but if it is a click sound I think it could be the laser jumping up and hitting the disc, try to operate it with the lid off and see what the worm gear does, I bet it is the laser I got this problem where the laser seems to be hitting the disc I think the BA5 is out. it controls the laser from what I hear and my laser starts to read the disc then I hear a loud click like the laser head is jumping up and slamming the disc, not good for my only store bought game.
(edit)well I fixed this ps2 it was a V3 GH-006 with a 400B, I had a parts V4 laying around grabbed the 400B out of it popped it in my V1 then made adjustments to the white cog until it read my store bought game good, now its time to mod it up!!
Last edited by ghostshell98; 02-01-2006 at 02:47 AM.
I'm going to try to find another version 7 ps2 to use the dvd-rom in that. If I can't find another version 7 ps2, I'm going to attempt to remove the chip and install it in another ps2.
When I took apart my V10, I had to disconnect the thin ribbon cable that connects the laser to the motherboard. I then installed everything back to it's original position and I got this clicking thing too. With everything put back together, I took the top cover off from the PS2, and removed the cover to the DVD drive. I then refitted the ribbon cable back into the laser mechanism. Now everything works, no clicks. But when I did have that clicking error I did not get any disc read errors, I just got to the browser menu. Hope that helped.
usaully when you hear a clicking sound thats the laser trying to read the disc. now you may think that the laser was fine before the install but it may of been ready to go. it had just enough power to read regular games but now with the chip it is asking for more power than the laser had in itself. get a new laser and you will be fine.
The laser ribbon goes in a certain way due to an unusual bend on it.If it goes in the wrong way the ribbon touches the plastic housing thus causing read errors and clicking noises.You could try reversing ribbon connections.
i skipped what others have written above :P....
about i month back, i experienced the same thing....i tried re greasing the rods, cleaning the laser's 'eye', etc...but nothing works, so i just changed the laser....now everything's fine
This happened to me. I saw that the laser kept bumping against the ribbon. All I had to do was restick the ribbon with some superglue so that it would no longer come up and get in the way. After that no more clicks, and disks read perfectly.