Help with v7 Disc read problem (laser?) –
I have a v7 PS2 that I modded w/a Messiah2 about 3 years ago.
My kids have just informed me it won't read discs. Initially, it would only read CDs, and even then it took a while to load. After a bit of trouble shooting and adjusting Pots, cogs, and screws, here's what I got:
1) PSX - reads Original & CDR
2) PS2 CD - Reads original & CDR
3) PS2 DVD - Reads Original, does not read DVDR
4) DVD Movie - Plays originals, does not play DVDR
I've adjusted the pots and azimuth a bunch, but this is the best I can get it. I'm think my laser's about had it, but wanted a second opinion from the experts. Other and doing a bunch of mods 2 years ago, I'm pretty much out of the PS2 scene.
From what little I've read here, the v7 is a pretty solid version for modding compared to the newer models.
Should I shell out the $50-$60 for a replacement laser, or just pull out the Messiah 2, Ebay it & put the proceeds towards a new PS2?
Also, other than Ebay, anyone know a good source for a new v7 laser?
PS2 v7 Messiah 2
Pioneer DVR-105 fw v1.30 2x4all