Introduction

This guide will walk you through step-by-step on how to properly remove and install the optical drive in the PlayStation 2 Slimline.

  • Turn off the PlayStation 2 (or PS2) and carefully unplug from the power source. Check to see there are no discs inside the console before flipping the game system upside-down.

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Locate the six feet on the bottom of the PS2.
  • Locate the six feet on the bottom of the PS2.

  • Five of the feet are in plain sight and one of the feet is located under the black void sticker on the bottom of the device.

  • IMPORTANT: Removing the black VOID sticker will void the warranty of this device. Proceed at your own risk

  • Some versions of the console, such as the PAL Version, may not have this sticker. In this case, the foot or even the screw should be in plain sight.

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Use a spudger, flathead screwdriver, or fingernail to pry the five visible feet from the bottom of the device. Use a spudger, flathead screwdriver, or fingernail to pry the five visible feet from the bottom of the device. Use a spudger, flathead screwdriver, or fingernail to pry the five visible feet from the bottom of the device.
  • Use a spudger, flathead screwdriver, or fingernail to pry the five visible feet from the bottom of the device.

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The sixth foot is located under the black VOID sticker.  Remove the sticker before  removing the foot underneath. The sixth foot is located under the black VOID sticker.  Remove the sticker before  removing the foot underneath.
  • The sixth foot is located under the black VOID sticker. Remove the sticker before removing the foot underneath.

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After all of the feet have been removed, locate the six 4.0mm screws on the base of the PS2. After all of the feet have been removed, locate the six 4.0mm screws on the base of the PS2.
  • After all of the feet have been removed, locate the six 4.0mm screws on the base of the PS2.

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Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to unscrew all six 4.0mm screws from the base of the PS2. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to unscrew all six 4.0mm screws from the base of the PS2. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to unscrew all six 4.0mm screws from the base of the PS2.
  • Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to unscrew all six 4.0mm screws from the base of the PS2.

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Once all of the screws have been removed, pull apart the top plastic cover from the bottom plastic cover. Start by lifting the side containing the power cable and Ethernet port. Then, lift the opposite side to fully separate. It will take force to pull apart the two halves. Once all of the screws have been removed, pull apart the top plastic cover from the bottom plastic cover. Start by lifting the side containing the power cable and Ethernet port. Then, lift the opposite side to fully separate. It will take force to pull apart the two halves. Once all of the screws have been removed, pull apart the top plastic cover from the bottom plastic cover. Start by lifting the side containing the power cable and Ethernet port. Then, lift the opposite side to fully separate. It will take force to pull apart the two halves.
  • Once all of the screws have been removed, pull apart the top plastic cover from the bottom plastic cover. Start by lifting the side containing the power cable and Ethernet port. Then, lift the opposite side to fully separate. It will take force to pull apart the two halves.

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If done correctly, you should have a fully detached plastic backing, revealing the electronic components of the PlayStation 2.
  • If done correctly, you should have a fully detached plastic backing, revealing the electronic components of the PlayStation 2.

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Locate the optical drive on the motherboard. Locate the optical drive on the motherboard.
  • Locate the optical drive on the motherboard.

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Unscrew the four 4.0mm screws that mount the optical drive to the motherboard. Unscrew the four 4.0mm screws that mount the optical drive to the motherboard. Unscrew the four 4.0mm screws that mount the optical drive to the motherboard.
  • Unscrew the four 4.0mm screws that mount the optical drive to the motherboard.

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Locate the three ribbons that are attached to the motherboard.
  • Locate the three ribbons that are attached to the motherboard.

  • Note: These ribbons are different sizes: one large, one medium and one small sized ribbon.

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With tweezers, gently detach all three ribbons from the motherboard terminal.  Unlock the middle orange ribbon by using tweezers to lift the black tab up on either side. IMPORTANT: The orange ribbon is glued to the metal chassis. Gently pull the ribbon upward to make sure that you don't rip it. IMPORTANT: The orange ribbon is glued to the metal chassis. Gently pull the ribbon upward to make sure that you don't rip it.
  • With tweezers, gently detach all three ribbons from the motherboard terminal. Unlock the middle orange ribbon by using tweezers to lift the black tab up on either side.

  • IMPORTANT: The orange ribbon is glued to the metal chassis. Gently pull the ribbon upward to make sure that you don't rip it.

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Gently lift the optical drive away from the motherboard. Gently lift the optical drive away from the motherboard. Gently lift the optical drive away from the motherboard.
  • Gently lift the optical drive away from the motherboard.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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I think that if the entire disc drive, assembled with a simple click in connection, would be much easier and faster.

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