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PS2 Extreme case of Disc Read Error, details inside
PS2 Extreme case of Disc Read Error, details inside –
Hello and thanks for any help you can give me on this probelm with my PS2.
I have this SCPH-30001 (10-screw, not ribbon but individual wires for power/eject connector) which was handed to me from a friend who couldnt figure out the problem with the system. The system itself is OK and boots up fine (firmware, BIOS, graphics, etc.) but the problem is the disk tray - but I am not so sure which specific component is having problems.
When i first turned it on, it flashed the laser brightly just once, then dimly for about 2 or so seconds, then off. Disk hub would then activate / start spin once, then that's it. Lens would keep going up and down in the laser unit, clicking as it went.
Whenever the disk tray ejects, it does so in bursts, as if the power was being switched on and off; the lens would click faster as the tray moved.
I have tried cleaning lens and rack as well as angle adjustment via white cog (I disabled the motor that moves that cog and adjusted it manually.) When that was done and it was like, almost maximum nearest to the disk, it spun disk again and again, but the laser 'dot' kept moving UP and DOWN (not the entire laser assembly, just the lens) as it clicked on and on. This was it's reaction to a silver pressed original DVD and a burnt DVD-RW DVD movie. (interested? Slingshot (ride) video of me almost throwing up there, copied.)
Observation of the lens - it would move sideways, not straight up and down, in a diagonal manner. (this aint a v9 lol, can't be burned coils...)
I have also tried cleaning the ribbon cables leading from motherboard to disk tray, and also the ribbon leading to the laser unit, with a clean Steadtler eraser, but same thing happens.
I also messed with the lens aperture as a last resort, but that didnt help any, still did the same thing.
Everything else on the system works fine. This PS2 has not been modded in any way (was considering fliptop for MagicSwap, any other suggestions appreciated; heard of HDloader and McFreeBoot though.)
I suspect it's either the laser unit or a specific chip somewhere on the tray PCB or the motherboard itself. If you could specify suspected chips and suggest methods of knowing which one is defective, i would greatly appreciate it. (current suspect is either BA5815, LA6508 chip or a burnt fuse somewhere, but I aint really sure..)
Considered sources for any of these just in case:
complete parts for the laser unit/s;
but they dont have this:
inb4 send it to Sony or a console repair service, sticker is gone, shipping is rather expensive here [..i havent actually tried shipping anything yet] and there are no game shops that do that here on this island.
Also, optimal burn speed for backups on MULTILAYER disks, and if Nero v6 is enough for the job (if it ain't, suggest). Backing up Fate/Unlimited Codes etc., thus the MacigSwap (or any better opts you can suggest); shoving the original/s in a safe deposit box.
Edit: Nero fails horribly for looking for an 'ML' disk. Used Alcohol 120% on a Sony dual layer disk (a batch of 30 pcs. of these things cost me $60 T_T) for Fate/UC (.iso was 1.3 GB in size, was wondering if it wouldve burned the same on a DVD+RW)
Thanks very much for any help you may give. Technically oriented advice is ok too.
inb4 use search feature, doing so gives me THIS, which is why we cant have nice things:
Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 71 bytes) in /srv/www/vhosts/psx-scene.com/httpdocs/forums/search.php on line 1156
Your webserve dont have enough memory lol