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    Where can i get PS2's repaired?

    Thinking of buying one off a friend but it looks like the laser's gone. Do Sony centres repair stuff like this?
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    Pop into the sony center and ask

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    The laser went on mine once, so i went into Sony centre and it was only a few quid more to buy it new. If the laser has gone its had it - unless you have got a spare laser to pop in.

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    depending on whats wrong it is fixable....

    replacement laser units are about £50-100 iirc.

    i half fixed one where it couldnt read disks anymore, it just made a clicking soudn as the disk span round, which is a known problem casued by some lasers. easy to *tempory* repair (i assume it will only last so long before the laser dies compleatly) is to over-volt the laser.

    if you take the ps2 apart on the bottom of dvd drive there are 2 adjustable POTs the left one being for dvd and right one for cd. further you turn it clockwise the more voltage it gets, i recommend you mark where it was set to begin with.

    i managed to get the ps2 reading all cd's inc cdr/cdrw's but even with the dvd at full voltage bypassing the pot it couldnt read anything, and it didnt help me only haveing one dvd i could test with at the time.

    if you going to attempt this its best you find and read a proper guide = google because ive left a lot of detial out

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    On this subject, anyone know where I can get a Japanese DReamcast fixed ? I plugged the wrong lead in the back and now it don't work . No smoke/noise ar anything, but I assume the higher voltage in the UK just killed it without its adaptor. Maybe just a fuse ? anyone know where it is in a Jap Dreamcast ?
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    £50-£100 for a new laser unit? Can almost buy a 2nd hand PS2 for that!

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    try a bloke called stusy on the cdrom guide he done mine
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    Originally posted by Lexeus
    On this subject, anyone know where I can get a Japanese DReamcast fixed ? I plugged the wrong lead in the back and now it don't work . No smoke/noise ar anything, but I assume the higher voltage in the UK just killed it without its adaptor. Maybe just a fuse ? anyone know where it is in a Jap Dreamcast ?
    Believe me mate thats screwed. Doing that fries the mainboard or something which is everything in a dreamcast

    Awesome console and unlike ps2 easy to fix yourself. When the power connector thingy went in mine i took it apart and sorted it by bending the pins easy due to the nice simple layout

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    A friend of mine broke his ps2 something to do with laser. anyway he just went into a few electronic shops and asked if they could fix it and they could expensive tho.This guy now owns an xbox and is getting it chipped from the same electronic place (wat is this chipping thing, he says his xbox will be able to remeber every game it ever plays, I dont believe that). but i wouldnt go to some wierd shop and say hey do u wanna fix my ps2 id go to the sony shop. i wouldnt trust the electronic guys with my ps2
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    Last edited by Pete; 10-11-2003 at 08:50 PM.

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    Dude, just buy a new PS2.... It will probabley cost a bit more, but second hand the effort to have it playable is not worth the saving. I had a PS2 I lent to someone, the laser died so I got a new one (after a long drawn out arguement). For a start I know the laser is stable and working, secondly, they newer generations of PS2 are quieter.... I had one of the first batch, and man was it noisy.....

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    £45 pounds for a new ps2 laser and theres 2 types of lazer out
    (1) PS2 Laser
    (2) PS2 Laser Version 5

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    londonconsole.com do mods for consoles, but I have a hunch that they might do repairs also so you might want to send them an email to check...

    With the DC you could have been lucky and ONLY blown the PSU or the fuse.... I seem to remember Lik Sang doing replacement DC PSU's a while back....
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