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Worth getting a new lens?
Worth getting a new lens? –
PS2 basically wont read any dvd backups anymore. I've tried slowing down to 1x when I burn and I always use good quality discs. I had intermittent problems before and now I just can't get it to read any burned DVDs. Is it worth getting a new lens? Is that almost always the culprit? How difficult is it to install one? Swapping them out looks pretty easy.
edit: I apologize if this is in the wrong forum. I'm thinking it should be in the Gen. Discussion forum now.
well replacement lasers for the ps2 are pricey you would be better off getting another used ps2 or something and mod it. ps2 lasers are more expensive than the slim ps2 lasers. have you try cleaning the lens or tweaking it?
There are some new ones on ebay for around 40 bucks, which would definitely be cheaper than getting a new PS2+chip. I haven't tried tweaking nor have I cleaned itrecently but I doubt it simply needs to be cleaned. Are the 'tweaks' effective? They usually are just adjusting the potentiometers on the laser, right?
i have heard alot of those so called new lasers on ebay are actually refurbished and some don't even work. it is hard to find new ps2 lasers. adjusting the pot works for awhile but eventually the laser has to be replaced.