Please help, my PS2 just crapped out (possible laser issue)
I bought a V.7 pre mod w/ a new laser last March. I have played a total of 60 hours on the PS2 since I bought it mainly because I play more PC games than anything else.
Recently I started playing FFXI before I go to sleep. I have my PS2 power cord connected to my stereo receiver so that when I power it off it cuts the power to my PS2. Last night I played 30 mins of FFXI and then powered off my receiver which cut the power to the PS2.
This morning I put in God of War and it would not read it. I knew it was not the disc because I am very anal about my games. I tried again and no luck so I tried every game I own, every backup I have tons of music CDs and some DVD movies. Nothing worked at all.
I cracked it open to clean the laser. I used a micro fiber cloth and some rubbing alcohol and cleaned it but nothing changed.
I had a spare white magnetic disc so I left the disc tray cover off and put a game in the PS2 with the white disc on it. I can see the laser shine through the disc for a split second and then it stops never to shine again. Every time I have done this with my past with PS2s I have cleaned the laser would shine through much longer than my PS2 is currently doing.
Is there anything I can do to fix my PS2?
Any help is GREATLY APPRECIATED.