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Does anyone know what to do with a ps2 (thin ones)(laser burned out)? Answered

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Chrizlax (author)2009-05-30

Use it as a tiny linux server / media streamer, using http://playstation2-linux.com/ and an external usb hard disk. Might need a bit of work though, so I wouldn't recommend it if you dont know much about linux.

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grundisimo (author)Chrizlax2009-06-01

What did you want me to read on that page? Could you please read that again and maybe write a summary on how to do that?

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Chrizlax (author)grundisimo2009-06-02

Ah sorry, I should have read the websites own FAQ http://playstation2-linux.com/faq.php#70kseries as apparently it doesnt work with slim ps2s. Sorry for wasting your time ;)

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Bardouv (author)2009-05-30

smashing stuff with hammers always works for me. If you want to keep the PS2 you should listen to ve2vfd though.

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grundisimo (author)Bardouv2009-06-01

I have always liked smashing things with hammers. If i can't fix it successfully i will smash it, take a video, and show it to you.

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ve2vfd (author)2009-05-30

You could probably fix it with a new laser module for around $10 from places like dealextreme.com or ebay.

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grundisimo (author)ve2vfd2009-06-01

What if i took it apart yesterday and found out the cooling fan doesn't work either? (found out the laser was burned out from some guy i don't know that works at gamestop (or one of those places like that)). That answer was a good answer though (stupid inspector guy said it would cost $1000 to fix).

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