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gonna rage on this laser... need advice
gonna rage on this laser... need advice –
So i made a post a few days ago about the ribbon cable getting in the way of my cd in the ps2. I remedied that by simply taping some paper to the cable to keep it straight. All good, right? Nope. I re-assemble it and the stupid ps2 doesn't read my game anymore. The only logical explanation i could think of was maybe i dirtied my laser when i was fixing the cable. So i cleaned the laser, and still no luck.
So, i figured since nothing's working i'll mess with the pots a bit and see if that'll work. When i jack the voltage all the way i can get it to recognize the game quickly, but it won't load the game at all. It just makes a really loud noise as it scans the dvd (it goes back and forth real quickly).
A buddy of mine said you can adjust the laser height through the white circular thingy. In the past i've tried this, and i've found that my ps2 just resets it back to default automatically anyways. It's a v2 ps2 and a khs-400c laser that really isn't old at all. I just bought it less than a year ago to replace my other dead laser. Could you guys make any suggestions as to how i could fix this stupid laser to atleast work for another day or two? (just so i can trade the stupid ps2 in and get some cash for it).
The pots ARE NOT A NOOB's ADJUSTMENT. You always check the height of the hex screw on your laser assembly first, then check the white cog at the back of the disc drive only after making sure all your connections (wires) are good and the laser is clean. Then and only then can you resort to pot tweaking with a meter, 50 or so ohms at a time.
That clicking sound you're hearing is the laser straining to read the media, it's moving a LOT and isn't able to read due to the fact that you "juiced" it up and fried it. Sounds like you need a new laser.