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Knife/cog Swap Trick Help!
Knife/cog Swap Trick Help! –
I tried that KNIFE/COG swap thing and when I tried it I think I may have broke off that white pin thing and now my cd tray won't open.............Is this easily and cheaply fixed?
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Okay, a couple of days ago I made my own first experiences with the knife trick.
I fumbled around with the drive in a less gentle way and in my opinion it is not easily possible to break the white pin. Maybe your tray got stuck because you didn't bring back the white pin right into its appropriate position to the left?
You need to cut into half a credit card a rounded hook as given on a figure on this site (tutorial section) - forget about the square cut-out - it doesn't make sense in my opinion, it make my first tool break really quick.
Okay, my CDVD tray also once get stuck and nothing moved, I also believed it was broken or something. Therefore I opened the PS2 (forget about guarantee as far as the 90 days since buying your PS2 are over... and don't forget to turn it off and remove all cables and stuff...), carefully removed the top cover with the big PS2 logo on it (be careful with the silver flat cable attached to the top cover!), opened the cover on top of the drive (it's fixed with very small screws). Then you can easily study the drive. Look at the pin. If it is really broken you can see it. If not, bring it back into middle position and try to fix it - hard to give advice, because your's seems to be a different case than mine, but looking into the drive woulnd't hurt.
Anyway, if you don't want to void your guarantee, do something which is suggested in another thread in this forum - just use a heater to warm the sticker and remove it gently with a thin tool. If you can see "VOID" though after removing the sticker, you might use a black pen to make this invisible.
I hope I could help you somehow
No I think something did really break
Hum... the only to find it out, is opening the PS2...
I can hear something shaking about in my ps2 and I can't see the white pin so I think it has broke
My experiece is, that it does very funny noises after pushing the pin to the right, and once when it got stuck it made loud, disturbing noises, because the motor couldn't move the tray.
Maybe someone experienced could jump into this discussion...
That pin has a little bit of play. It probably just jumped out of the groove. The groove is actually just two thin raised guides that form the track and can break very easily. If you are hearing a rattle, you probably broke through the wall on one side of these guides, and the pin slipped out. With alot of patience, you might manage to get the pin back in position without opening the case, but it will likely pop back out eventually on it's own. You will proably need to open the case and try to rebuild the guide somehow with some JB Weld or other somewhat moldable form of plastic epoxy.
As always, this is strongly cautioned against for this very reason. The CD mechanics are not of the best of quality and can VERY easily be broken by forcing them. If you don't want to spend the money on a soldered chip, please (for the sake of your PS2) at least consider a no-solder plug-mod solution if your version will support it. They cost less then $15 delivered in the continental US, and can also get a set of swap discs or GS2/AR2 bundled with it for a bit more.