I am just looking at a v9 for a friend.
It won't read any dvd media games or video, backups or genuine.
It does read all cd media, ps1 games and ps2 cd games and music etc.
It is chipped with a messiah 2 and it has not had the v9/v10 pin 17 leg lift mod done.
I have measured across each of the coils and one coil is 4.8 ohms and the other coil is 4.2 ohms.
So I'm hoping that the lba chip is still fine and that the reason the ps2 won't read dvd media is because one coil is on its way out.
I'm hoping to get an old laser or set of coils from and old ps2 shortly.
I will do the lba mod as a matter of course.
My question is :
How do i easily remove the laser.
On all other versions the laser rails were held in by 4 or 2 small screws so i could easily replace the laser without even removing the drive.
This v9 has sprung loaded clips and two white cogs instead of one?
Can I lift this to remove the laser?
Is there a tutorial for v9/v10s on laser removal
any suggestions before I start meddling??