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SCPH-39001 Problems

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Ive had my ps2 for about maybe 2 years now and lately when i put any kind of cd in, it just idles and keeps on saying its reading the disc. What is wrong with? any suggestions for it? or ways to fix it?
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Treasure Hunter
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Re: SCPH-39001 Problems

Nov 23, 2004
It has a DRE (disk read error) problem. Send it to Sony. Unless you want to open it yourself and try to clean the lens with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol, not recomended if you dont know what your doing.,
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Re: SCPH-39001 Problems

Nov 23, 2004


Solidsnake6553 wrote:
Ive had my ps2 for about maybe 2 years now and lately when i put any kind of cd in, it just idles and keeps on saying its reading the disc. What is wrong with? any suggestions for it? or ways to fix it?
thanks for the help.




I had that problem, too.
This fixed it:

4.4 - SCOTCH TAPE METHOD
Cost efficiency - 5/5
Convenience - 5/5
Effectiveness - 2/5

Tools you will need:
1. The problematic disc.
2. Scotch tape.

This was the trick that personally fixed all of my problem discs.

I first heard of this trick in the September 2002 issue of GamePro. In every
issue of GamePro, they have a one-page section called "Buyers Beware", which is
a Q&A section where readers write in if they're having a problem with their
games. As you might expect, a common problem in previous issues of GamePro has
been the PS2's Disc Read Error. But in this issue, a reader named "Jim M."
wrote the following letter to Buyer's Beware.

Jim's tactic involved placing scotch tape on the face of the actual discs. By
taking two 1-inch long pieces of scotch tape and putting them on opposite sides
of the CD (as close to the CD hole as possible), the PS2 suddenly has an easier
time reading discs. How is this possible, you ask? The disc is using the two
symmetric pieces of tape to balance itself on the laser, making the disc easier
to be read by the laser. According to Jim, an offset of balance on the disc
can occur when dust builds on the magnetic rubber device that holds the disc in
place. The tape fixes this.

However, this trick didn't work for me...right away. After pondering for
awhile, I took Jim's tactic one step further, and added TWO MORE strips of tape
onto the two sides of the disc that previously had no tape on them. Lo and
behold, it works! These two new strips of tape should still be 1-inch long and
should still be as close to the CD hole as possible.

I understand that these instructions may be confusing, without a diagram, so I
made a little picture that will hopefully explain it better, which can be
viewed at www.geocities.com/sonicquestcomic/ps2tapemethod.bmp.

While this trick definitely worked for me, it doesn't work for everyone.
Namely, I've heard that this trick only works for CD-based media, and not
DVD-based media.
(taken from http://faqs.ign.com/articles/387/387912p1.html)
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Re: SCPH-39001 Problems

Nov 23, 2004
no its not every1's little old friend dre. the 39001's have glass lenses unlike the previous models which were only made with plastic ones which has come back to haunt all of us previous models ps2 owners.
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just try call sony up and they should be able to explain it all for ya
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Fender Bender
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Re: SCPH-39001 Problems

Nov 23, 2004

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,Solidsnake6553 wrote:
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Ive had my ps2 for about maybe 2 years now and lately when i put any kind of cd in, it just idles and keeps on saying its reading the disc. What is wrong with? any suggestions for it? or ways to fix it?
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thanks for the help.

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try using a dvd lens cleaner like this one

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=1051384632734&skuId=3980561&type=product,

 

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Nov 24, 2004
Damn thats funny. I have the same model number 39001 and I had the same problem. I loaded a game and it will just keep saying reading disc and then it will just quit. It also made some sort of buzzing noise. I called Sony told them about the problem and they told me they were going to fix it free of charge. The only money that comes out of your pocket is the postage. They'll send you an e-mail explaining what to do and where to send it. Its pretty easy. I sent it out this month they got it on the 17th and I am recieving it today the 24th. It usually just takes a week. Its pretty fast. I think the number is something like 1-800-345-SONY. Idont really know just look in your PS2 manual for the Phone Number. I hope that helps.
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Nov 19, 2005

I found that if you pull the casing off and dust it out using a electronics cleaner and or air clean it off then the disc has no problem at all reading the disc.
I have cleaned one of just ten minutes ago that had DRE's; the customer said he left it on for a good while and let the deck warm up, which I don't think was honestly a good idea for the laser to sit and struggle for a good few hours. After cleaning it off and dusting the inside out the box had no problems at all and is running like new. I had to void the warranty but when calling sony it seems they are no longer fixing the boxes for free as of April 2005. They are now asking the customers to pay the fees and new warrenty updates to have any work done on them or for the users to void their own box out. Very cheap move by them because if there is a obvious box issue with these models then they should be fixing it, not making excuses and making it sound like the user has problems they will need to deal with on their own. How about a static metalic box that repels dust around the electronics in the base of the models under the casing... or even a simpler way to clean it by hand wihtout voiding the warranty or possibly costing a new box if you happen to slip getting the fine parts seperated (not exactly easy to get your fingers in the thing if your a grown adult...).

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Anywho, thats my two cents. Don't dust it out by hand if you don't want to void your box. I have no responsability for anyones actions... etc...

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In other words, DONT BE DUMB AND BLAME ME.

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Thanks,

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Maji

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