I think my PS2 laser is dying

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  1. jumpman17
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    I've been playing PS2 pretty much non-stop this last week now that college is out for the summer. However, I think the laser is dying. Along with the modchip I bought, I also got another chip that is supposed to stop the laser from dying by stopping it when damage is close. Every once in a while after a long play session, and my sister tries to play a game, she can't load any games for awhile (or vice versa if she played first) which I assume is the work of the second chip I bought.

    Tonight is the worst it's been though. I was only able to play for about 30 minutes and then the game locked up before I could save. I tried to restart the game but it would just lock up on the title screen. So I let it sit for about 20 minutes and then tried again and beat the boss the game locked up on before and then saved, and played for another 5 minutes for a total of about 20 minutes this time and then the game locked up and the same problem as before with rebooting.

    Is my laser dying? Or am I just not giving it enough time in between gaming sessions to revitalize? If it is dying, can I buy another laser to replace the old one? Please don't say my PS2 is on it's deathbed. There are so many games I haven't played yet. :'(
     
  2. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

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    mmmm, kinda bad night, huh? [​IMG]
    Why don't you get a HDD loader? It will give you a better game experience.
     
  3. jumpman17
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    I have a PS2 slim, I don't know very much about the HDD thingys but I didn't think they were compatable with the slim models.
     
  4. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    Arent those like, $20? I got an xbox laser for $14 from ebay that worked perfectly
     
  5. lagman

    lagman I wish I was green.

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    It seems so: [​IMG]http://www.hdadvance.com/usb_extreme_whatis.htm
     
  6. jimmy j

    jimmy j Awesome for hire.

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    will that work with an unmodded ps2?
     
  7. jumpman17
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    Well, it seems I can buy a new laser for $20 from divineo so that can always be my last resort if needed.
     
  8. iza

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    does your make any unusual sounds? maybe thats what's happening to mine.... i'll pop in GoW2 and at first it booted fine, and the game play lagged. but a couple saves later, it froze and makes a pretty loud sound repetitivly, but the disc is undmged.
     
  9. jumpman17
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    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    Nope, no weird sounds. Just plays fine until it has to load a new area or if its a cutscene, it will start jumping, and then eventually lock up and repeat that half second of audio just played over and over and over.