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Fixing PS2's for Profit?
Fixing PS2's for Profit? –
I was considering buying a few playstations with broken lasers (or other problems of the sort) off of ebay or other people, fixing them, and reselling them. Is this a good idea?
I've worked with computers professionally, and several xboxes in my spare time, but never a playstation. What is the likelyhood that I will get an unrepairable playstation? How bad can some of the problems get?
Any help is appreciated, thanks.
lasers for the old style ps2 are expensive
you wont profit much and yeah there are ps2's out there that are more expensive to repair then they are worth.
most older ps2's are stuffed lasers and by the time u get a new laser and fit it, youll break even when u sell it again. and the time u spend on it makes it not worth it.
i used to do it when the faulty PS2's were cheaper, but for some reason they have gone up in price and its no longer worth while fixing then reselling.
Yes, and hard to find.... I was after a KHS400C for quite a while and didnt want to pay 65$ for one.
When I was in highschool I worked on about 10 PS2's charging anywhere from free to 20$ (free for select few friends, 20$ for everyone else). Most times it was lazers out of postion, or needed cleaning. Some times it was defective parts which I replaced (they paid for the replacement parts of course) and some times the lasers were bad.
Its not worth it IMHO... most people who ebay them screwed them up really bad and just want to get SOMETHING out of them.
and in experiance if all the problem is is the alignment when u post it to someone it gets unaligned agen and sent back to you
yeah and nowadays people are so cheap that they feel you are ripping them off to repair their ps2. they feel they can get a new one with afew more dollars.
I've made as much as $45 off a rebuild, but in some cases lost a few or broke even. It's not worth it if you're buying them off ebay, prices are too high. Honestly, if you talk to your local pawn shops or put an ad in the paper you might be able to get the broken consoles as low as $10. Then it's worth it.