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All About Eve
07-15-2006, 05:33 PM
I've had my PS2 for a couple years now, I got about one/ one and a half years after the release (possibly more). For a while I've had a problem of it freezing on movies, but only once in a while. It would start making a clicking noise, once every couple seconds or so, and freeze at that point, until it would eventually stop. Now it does it on all movies, after hardly anytime at all, and is even doing it on extended animations during games (I.E., ending scene of FFX; I can't get through it all without it freezing).

My main thought is that it just needs cleaning, so:

a) What would be the best way to do that?
and
b) Would anything else cause this? I've considered overheating, but it's out in the open and has never felt more than moderately warm.

H1T_That
07-15-2006, 05:36 PM
the fan at the back may have dust clogged in it. However this would not explain why it freezes only on movies.

ninthlayer
07-15-2006, 05:40 PM
(Not that this helps at all)
I've been having the same problem, last night my PS2 froze during the climax of Vanilla Sky when I was showing it to my friend for the first time. It was lamecity. But then we play SoulCaliburIII all day and it never freezes.

All About Eve
07-15-2006, 05:41 PM
Normal gameplay is fine, basically. I played through the whole first disc of FFXIII this week, and the only time I had this problem was the long celebration animation at the end (I *barely* got through it without it freezing).

Edit: Sounds like the *exact* same thing, Ninth.

H1T_That
07-15-2006, 05:45 PM
i say its a big conspiracy and Sony planted viruses in all the consoles, so now everyone will have to upgrade to the PS3 when its released later this year.


but im retarded, so...

ninthlayer
07-15-2006, 05:46 PM
The DVD playing capabilities of the PS2 have always been sub-par, I ended up linking my portable dvd player up to the television to finish out the movie.

mrconeman
07-15-2006, 05:49 PM
My PS2 refuses to run DVD's anymore, it also cant run those purple bottomed disks anymore either, which sucks NBA street was one :(

nieh
07-15-2006, 05:52 PM
Cheap lasers in the early PS2s.

http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars

Try using a lens cleaner thing first. If that doesn't work, then try opening it and fixing it like it shows in the link. It's really easy to do but at the same time there's a chance you might accidentally knock a wire loose so be careful.

All About Eve
07-15-2006, 05:54 PM
Are lens cleaners especially hard to find?

nieh
07-15-2006, 05:56 PM
No, you can get them anywhere (best buy, wal-mart) for like $10-15. It's just a cd with a little brush on it that should clean all the dust from the thing.

mrconeman
07-15-2006, 06:01 PM
That was a nice read. I dont need to do it though, my PS2 runs my regular games fine, and my pc connects to my tv to play my DVD's. My sisters PS2 is the later one, and still runs my blue disks.

RickyCrack
07-15-2006, 06:02 PM
Try canned C02.

All About Eve
07-15-2006, 06:03 PM
Okay thanks. I'll try it out.

nieh
07-15-2006, 06:05 PM
http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars

By the way, this is only a temporary fix. If this is the problem (the laser getting weak) it will continue to get progressively weaker so you may end up having to do this over and over again (mine would last for a couple months at a time). Evenutally it'll get to the point where it doesn't help at all. Fortunately they started putting better lasers in the system so if you decide to buy another one when yours dies you won't have to worry about it again.

H1T_That
07-15-2006, 06:06 PM
PS3 is out soon anyways.

All About Eve
07-15-2006, 06:08 PM
PS3 is out soon anyways.
And it costs almost as much as 5 PS2s.

That_Guy91
07-15-2006, 06:08 PM
I'm personally bitchslapping anyone who buys a ps3.

ninthlayer
07-15-2006, 06:13 PM
Hard to take that as threatening, aren't you like 13?

That_Guy91
07-15-2006, 06:14 PM
15, but point taken. That's actually supposed to be the smallest downside of buying a ps3.

RickyCrack
07-15-2006, 06:16 PM
Somebody I'll probably end up getting a ps3. However, right now the revolution is going to be a much better system. (I refuse to call it wii.)

ninthlayer
07-15-2006, 06:18 PM
The Revolution might actually make me interested in console gaming again. Right now that shit is too stale and I'll stick to WoW.

mrconeman
07-15-2006, 06:56 PM
I almost changed my mind about getting a Revolution because of its newly retarded name, clearly only made to make a series of equally retarded puns, I hope Nintendo live to regret such a faggoted name.

I'll get a PS3 first though (after the price drops miles down) it has all of my favourite series' to come out on it.

Harnum
07-15-2006, 08:00 PM
I've also had trouble with my PS2 making a clicking noise. It wasn't during DVDs but it used to happen during gameplay. Also, if your PS2 is hooked up through a VCR, it doesn't play DVDs right or something weird shit like that. My clicking noise thing used to happen when i'd open or close the tray and it got so bad that the PS2 wouldn't even read discs anymore. I sent it back to Sony and got it fixed it was the optical block (whatever that is) and they sent me my fixed PS2 and another free one. This was like 3 years ago. My brother took the other PS2 when he moved out :D

0r4ng3
07-15-2006, 11:06 PM
I'm personally bitchslapping anyone who buys a ps3.
Don't you think people who will buy it have suffered enough already?

Andy
07-16-2006, 06:34 AM
As usual I couldn't be arsed to read all of this thread, but:

My old PS2 had a problem that started by it freezing during movies, then it stopped showing DVDs altogether, THEN it started freezing in games, and then (guess what?) stopped working altogether.

Cut a long story short, I bought a new PS2.

Guest
07-16-2006, 01:58 PM
Sony is pretty leniant when it comes to the warrenty and stuff. As long as you have the box it came in, they'll fix it for almost free. I only had to pay for shipping to and from the repair center and sacrificed only a couple of weeks without PS2. Call them up and ask about it.

- -Lauren- -
07-16-2006, 02:26 PM
I need help on my PS2 also. It doesn't read blue or black discs. So, we can't play our old PS1 games and earlier PS2 games.

Anyone know how this can be fixed?

.:SMASH:.
07-16-2006, 04:37 PM
heehehhe lol

H1T_That
07-16-2006, 04:38 PM
heehehhe lol

sorry, but i really cant see what it is you were loling at there. Mind stating what it was?

Guest
07-16-2006, 08:42 PM
I need help on my PS2 also. It doesn't read blue or black discs. So, we can't play our old PS1 games and earlier PS2 games.

Anyone know how this can be fixed?
Open it up and adjust the laser.

Ryder1234
07-16-2006, 10:38 PM
My PS2 refuses to run DVD's anymore, it also cant run those purple bottomed disks anymore either, which sucks NBA street was one :(

whats with those discs?

ermdevi@tion
07-17-2006, 06:07 AM
They are CDs whereas the standard silver ones are DVDs.

- -Lauren- -
07-17-2006, 03:51 PM
Open it up and adjust the laser.

I'm not exactly a person who fixes electronic devices...