V9 PS2 Doesn't Read Anything Now
I was playing a game the other night and the system froze in the middle of a loading screen. I turned it off via holding the reset button. The next time I tried to boot up a game, it would not read it, just displayed the blue clouds for about 20 seconds, then went to the browser/system config screen. This happens with every type of media, music cd, movie dvd, ps2 cd, ps2 dvd, ps1 game, backups and originals all give me no sign of reading. So I began to research a little bit. I am still unsure about what to do...
I have opened the ps2 and have tried adjusting the cogs, I cleaned off some of the build up on the corkscrew rod on the right side where the white piece connects the laser holster to the rod, and I believe it has something to do with the holster not shifting back and forth horizontally. I think everything is ok with the laser itself, but the holster (black part) does not move horizontally. Once the ps2 is powered on, the whole black holster piece slides towards the middle spindle part and sits there. It does not allow itself to move away from the middle part to read. I have read about an imfamous "V9/V10" error, but I don't know the symptoms. Any ideas would be welcomed. Still after adjusting and reseting the settings of the cogs, it does not read anything media at all.
I'm no expert by any means, but I thought I would ask the forums about how I would go about getting my system working again.
I also have it modded with a fliptop and Swap Magic 2.0 disks, if that matters at all.
Any information or comment would be helpful.