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Dreaded news –
Just yesterday my PS2 stopped booting DVDs (games, movies, backups originals) after it was working perfectly for around 1 month. It is a v12 slim btw.
So i brought my PSTwo to my modchip installer and basically just told me its gonna cost around $100 to get a new laser in. Frickin oath.
If theres anybody in melbourne (australia) that knows any way of fixing this problem for cheaper please help.
I don't know if the installer originally installed any sort of laser fix, or whether there was a fix and it didn't prevent this from happening.
So i guess im just another statistic fallen victim to the appauling sony PSTwo hardware.
end rant and sook.
If you get a laser installed then $100 is good price, its $145 in Adelaide, the only cheap way out is to buy a laser and install yourself.
hey dungbeetle, would u recommend i replace the laser with a different one?
Or should i ditch this bitch and get a different PS2?
Are there different types of V12 lasers in terms of quality? Or are they all the same piece of junk? I really would not want any more problems
Its up to you but lasers are only around $50 and easy to install, it also depends on if you have the wide or narrow laser, if its the wide, then its a hassle replacing but the narrow is a 5 minute job, as far as lasers not being good, the quality of discs is the main factor, scratches and dirty discs must be avoided and good quality disc for backups must be used, people seem to be having more trouble with wide lasers. it also depends on whether it does have a laser fix and what one it is. Whether you get another or keep this one is up to you but if you want to get rid of it I will buy it for $40
Thanks for the info dungbeetle46, i don't know however whether i have the wide or narrow laser.
Btw i only use either the original dvd game disc or a ritek backup burnt at 1x using nero.
I never watch dvds, never play cd/rs etc.
I'm still waiting for a reply from an ad i placed regarding the sale of my console, but if i get desperate i'll get back to you