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27 Sep 2011
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hello new to forums iv had my ps2 since launch 2001 and the problem i have is after say you have been on a game for about half an hour it starts to freeze sometimes it will unfreeze in a minute sometimes takes longer. when iv been on gta sometimes the roads you are driving on look like your driving on water its blue and in this time the console makes a noise like its struggling to read disk crunching noises for example cheers
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Is it the phat or slim PS3 mate ?

if phat i'd put it down to its mileage really its lasted over 10 years probably on it's last legs
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its original chunky ps2 mate
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ahh chunky then i probably put it down to usage seems most likely that its on its last legs then m8
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been hearing that it could be laser what's knackered do you think this is problem mate iv got a ps3 slim but it doesn't do ps2 games so trying to get most out of old ps2
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it could be the laser mate but if you wish look at some PS2's in game or gamestation they are relatively cheap to purchase now new or preowned
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i think i may leave it mate once sumat‘s broke what's old i dont tend to get the same item only game i played on were gta vice city and san andreas anyway thanks anyway mate
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One option you might consider is finding out what consoles those two games are available on. I did so for Championship Manager 2006 and found Xbox as an option. You can then check backward compatibility, there's a page on wiki for backward compatibility with Xbox 360.

Or maybe try emulating it on your pc/laptop.
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it was the games that was bad. i found a few other games that iv had for a long time and they dont have any problems. i dont like xbox's lol  and i dont have my own pc.

 

 

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vecci16v wrote:

it was the games that was bad. i found a few other games that iv had for a long time and they dont have any problems. i dont like xbox's lol  and i dont have my own pc.

 

 




It might be worth running a DVD/CD lens cleaner disc i had issues with San Andreas and Scarface on my old Phat model seemed fine afterwards luckily i have slim model i have retired the Phat to light use in the bedroom.

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update put a dvd cleaner into the ps2 and it seems quiter (no skipping noises) well still makes them slightly but not as bad as before. when i put vice city on i came out of mansion and going over the bridge the car went in water and my health went down and it says 'error reading grand theft auto vice city dvd' so i restarted the ps2 and i got slightly further'into downtown area' and it froze a screen came up saying loading, also the map becomes invincible sometimes. it seems slightly better on 3 and san andreas but still not perfect, all 3 discs have alot of scratches on them iv tried cleaning the discs with this woollen sort of pad and cleaning fluid i got with the dvd cleaner disc it says it removes scratches on them but it's not removed nothing.

true crime streets of LA works fine no problem it's just the 3 GTA'S that don't. the dvd cleaner was from pound land so the quality might not be good.

 

sorry for long post and thank you people for contributing

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ive now decided to get a new laser for it, if anyone could give me a link model number is SCPH30003. i have searched internet but most of them are slimline's, when i put my model number in there isn't a uk retailer selling the part

 

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i opened up the ps2 today to see what model number the laser is its khs400b but i decided to clean it so i pulled the black plastic cap off and gave it a rub with a cotton bud and some disc cleaner, now i accidentally broke the 2 thin wires so the drive only spins for a split second when i put a disc in then stops
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do you have spare parts ?

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couldn't sign in forums on ps3 for some reason hence late replying, no i haven't got any spare parts but i've found a laser for 15 quid off a site called tmart i will be getting it shortly

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