Hi all, I am new here. A long time ago I had a fat PS2 and then finally gave it to my younger brothers to play. It eventually got broken and tossed a few years ago. I have since picked up a non-working unit off ebay and I am trying to fix it.
It was a unit that was never taken apart before and still had the factory seal on the case. I took it apart and did all the adjustments/cleaning of both laser lens with no success. Then I dared to adjust the pots alittle and it worked great for about 5 mins then now it wont read DVD's, it plays PSX and PS2 blue CD's ok but does skip alittle. I cleaned the rails and lubed those and the worm gear assembly.
At this point I believe the DVD side of the laser is gone. It is the HD7 open face. I have looked for replacements but all the HD7's I see are different looking. After further research I came to conclude the KHS-400R is the replacement I need, I have a V4 SCPH-30001R. Does this sound right?
Also from my research The HD7 and KHS-400R will fit my unit, but heard they are not very reliable. I also heard the KHS-400C is a much better laser but the eeprom needs to be reprogramed and I am not comfortable about doing that unless its a straight forward fool proof process?
Also where would be the best place to pickup a new laser for my PS2? The KHS-400R that I would like to get is $39 with free S/H but the HD7 (that doesnt look like mine) is $29 with free S/H. Both are on ebay.
I need some pointers as to what to do? I want to fix this and have it reliable but it will not get alot of hours put on it. But I do plan to add a HDD with network adapter setup down the road. Any help is greatly appreciated!