PlayStation 2 Optical Disc Drive Lens Cleaning Replacement
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Clean the optical disc drive lens.
- Author: emessers
- Difficulty: Easy
The "Disc Read Error" is one of the most common, and possibly the most frustrating error you might encounter.
The problem occurs because dust or debris has accumulated on the lens. Luckily, it is easy to fix and takes a few short and simple steps!
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Flip the PlayStation 2 over so it lays with the bottom of the device facing upwards.
Use the flat edge of a metal spudger to pry the eight flat screw covers out.
Remove the following eight screws securing the top cover to the bottom case:
Four 55.4 mm Philips screws
Four 18.0 mm Phillips screws
Flip the PlayStation 2 back to its original upside position.
Lift the top cover off the bottom case.
To facilitate the removal, it is recommended to pry open the half closer to the power switch first while rocking the top cover towards the front of the bottom case.
Carefully remove the power cord that attaches the top and bottom halves by disconnecting the power cord assembly from the bottom case.