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Old 06-15-2006, 04:00 PM   #11
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As a heads, I've used the Arstechnical guide lcoated at http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars to fix mine twice since I've owned it. Gotta love the PS2, but damned if it ain't tempermental.
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i have 3 PS2'* (two slim) and have had no problems like this
say..... you looking to get rid of your not slim?
Not a F***ing chance in hell

i have run that this 24+ hours strait (GT4 indurance race) with no problems, i wouldnt dare with a slim
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Yeah, the slims are hot enough such that games get bastardly hot after 20 minutes... and with my big model, I can run the game for eternity and the disc will be cool to the touch when I remove it.

It'* also a model from shortly after the PS2s came out, absolutely no reliability issues.
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well, i dropped a cd lens cleaner in it, and it only made it worse. yes, worse. now it only works 5-10% of the time. when it is working, i run it on its side, leaning up against entertainment center, on top of the AC vent. i aint got no overheating issues, i will tell you that much. will google the read error fix, and let you guys know how it does
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i just looked at the procedures, and noticed it was all for the regular ps2. does slim use the same system?
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i have 3 PS2'* (two slim) and have had no problems like this
say..... you looking to get rid of your not slim?
for the right price I would consider selling mine...
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now that i dig around, i see some people have crap loads of problems, even though they baby it, while others abuse theirs, to find no problems at all. i ebayed, and alot of used ones are going <with shipping> about the same price as one from wal-mart brand new. the major problem i have noticed with the slim is heat dissapation issues, but if ran on top of my A/C vent <refridgerated air, cold air, the works> it runs cold. hopefully not too cold. i pull disc out, disc is cold after a while. i will try poking around under the hood and see if the slim has the adjustment that the regular has. until then, i hope i dont run over it with my car.
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well, i took it apart, looked for the adjustment that the procedures highlite, and found nothing. so i thought what the heck, and pulled the battery connection. after a while, plugged it back in, put it back together, and it worked perfectly. dunno what taking it apart does, cause i didnt touch nothing but the battery, but oh well. till next time
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if you google ps2 read error fix, you'll find the procedure to adjust the trim caps or gears, whichever you have.

I'd try cleaning the laser lens fisrt though.
I'm going to google that up when I get home tonight
I've heard of to many PS2s with problems I know that 2 of my friends had trouble with theirs and I've had problems with mine since soon after I got it.

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