PS2 hardware problems.

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  1. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    For some strange reason, the PS2 has the pickiest DVD laser in the world. 9 times out of 10 it won't play my Lawrence of Arabia DVD yet any other player won't have a problem. The same can be said of some other DVD's. Anybody have an explanation for this?
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  2. KeithA

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    My PS2 was having problems with some discs awhile back. I'm sure this wasn't good for it, but I didn't know what else to try... I took out my CD lens cleaner disc (the kind with those tiny extra soft brushes embedded in them) and played it. It came out with dust streaks behind each of the brushes and my PS2 hasn't given me a problem since.
    Can somebody who knows better say if this is bad for the laser lens? (scratching it, etc?) Is there a better way to clean it?
     
  3. Nicholas A. Gallegos

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    I bought a PS2 back in October 2000 (launch date). After about a month, it would absolutely refuse to read anything but DVD movies (strange, huh?). So, I sent it to Sony's service center, where it took them 2 weeks to tell me that they couldn't fix it, and then an extra month on top of that to get a new one in stock to ship to me. Needless to say, I wasn't a very happy camper.
    Anyway, when I originally spoke to the Sony customer service rep over the phone prior to sending my PS2 in, I asked them if it was safe to use a lens cleaning disc with the console. They told me that according to their service techs it wasn't advisable, as the brushes can potentially misalign the laser assembly.
    I haven't had a problem with my new unit yet, so I guess I just had one of the duds (apparently there was a QC problem with 1st-generation units). I really wish Sony would offer a better warranty with this product than 90 days though. Especially considering that it also functions as a DVD player.
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  4. AndyVX

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    It could just be related to what drivers you have. I know that if you have driver version 1.20 or below, Escaflowne volume 5 and 6 wont work at all on a PS2. So, this must be the case for other DVD's as well.
    I'm not saying that this is what your problem is, but it is a possibility.
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  5. Billy Posey

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    I had a problem where my ps2 would play all the games but it stopped playing all but a few dvds. I sent to sony on a monday and got it back that friday and it work better than before, it does not evan have that lipsinc problem anymore
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  6. ChrisMatson

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    I haven't had any problems with games or movies. I have played about 40-50 different movies with no problems. Good luck with yours.
     

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