Challenge! -bad laser
My friend gave me a ps2 for free the other day. it has a bad laser unit. i have devised a plan to make this broken playstation into a cool project -so let me know what you guys think i should do. i thought it might be possible to completely bypass the broken dvd/cd drive by installing a network adaptor and a exploited memory card, then use my computer load games onto the hard drive. is that even possible? and what are somethings that i need that i may have overlooked seeing as i'm a newb.
I know PS2 have 2 kinds of laser(lens?).
One for DVD and Other for CD .
Even though 'MC Exploit', it needs to read PSX(CD) game cd while booting.
So you have to check it can read PSX CD.
If it possible, your project will be fine~
from what i read a ***4 chip that is capable of dev mode would make this possible
you could also buy a new laser for cheap......
I have a similar problem, my PS2 laser struggles to read cd and dvd media
As long as it boots up an original PSX game, you are fine !
Even PS2's with shocking lasers can do this...........even if it boots up slowly, you only need the PSX game to start booting for the exploit to kick in!
It's the last time I buy a launch console !!!!!! I mean seriously! I have a cdrom in a pc that is about 6 years old and gets used a helluva lot more than my PS2 that still reads perfectly!
This had better not happen with the PSP or I'm going to sue $ony. I hear that some guy did this and sued M$ coz he had a laser in his Xbrick that stopped working
i was under the impression that an oscilloscope and precise depth gauge was needed for mounting a laser. so instead of buying all that, i was looking for a way around. Even if the way around is long and arguous i would still come out on top with a kick ass ps2 at about the same price. Unless i don't really need an oscilloscope and depth gauge. have any of you done a laser swap with out them?
If you buy a chip and pay for installation, ut's just as expensive as buying a new PS2 these days.
I can safely say that most of us (including myself) have done laser swaps without an oscilloscope. For the most part all you need are your precision screw drivers, and maybe a digital multimeter just to check the POT settings on the lens unit and make the appropriate adjustments.
or you can just use the stock settings...also maybe the white cogs wheels too.....
no i meant in case the stock settings weren't stock for some reason :p.