Donno about the cogwheel (looks completly different on a v7), but have u tried to adjust the laser?
Again - donno if this works on a v1 - But its worth a try.
To get to the laser u unscrew these 2 screws:
Once the screws are off, u can GENTLY remove the laser from those 2 metal rods.
Turn the laser around so u can see the back like so:
There is to small screws on the back of the laser:
-the right one is the dvd adjuster
-and the left one is the cd adjuster.
Here's another pic:
Importent: Make a note off how your original settings are (like draw a sketch or take a picture).
Make a small adjustment by turning the cd or dvd-adjust-screw(s) (usully a little to the right... or left ... who knows). Remember : make VERY small adjustments like 1/16 turn only.
Once u are done adjustin, turn the laser back, onto the rods, fasten the to small rod-screws, and put the tray-top back on.
Test settings with the cover off (and no screws in the tray-top).... does it work... no? then its back to adjusting again, and again ....and again. At some point itll probably work(fingers crossed).
Dont worry once u have done one adjustment it dosnt take that long to make another.
If u cant get it to work, adjust back to your original settings (hopefull it will still read real ps2 discs).
If your v1 or v3 used to read dvd+-r media u can try cleaning inside the laser - like so:
Hope u get something to work
Last edited by J_A_C_K; 02-14-2005 at 03:11 PM.
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