The lens is in the drive. To clean it properly, you have to open it up. But you could use one of those DVD or CD cleaning discs, with the small brush on it. The is another lens underneath that one though, which you can't clean unless you open the ps2. It's fairly difficult.
To clean the dust? I use an air hose, it'll blow everything out. But you could use a toothbrush and vacuum cleaner, which is easier to get hold of than an air hose.
I would say the speaker problem is just because the plug is vertical and not horizontal. It is probably loose, and the weight of the cable pulls it slightly out at the top - when it's horizontal it's just pulling down evenly along the connector. You could try taping it up tight to the PS2, or fiddle around with the connector to make it a tighter fit. I've had some PS2s from ebay that have REALLY loose connectors, it must have just been some models that had it. Like, fall out if you move the PS2 kinda loose.
Oh yeh, the reason WHY it's doing that, is probably because that speaker connects to the pin on the uppermost part of the plug, which disconnects when the cable comes out a bit, the colour, I'm not sure. I only have the Composite video, so there's only one video output, but if you were using RGB then there's 3 video outputs, I guess one of them is on the uppermost side of the plug also? I'm guessing if say the red got disconnected, you'd get a bluey-greeny picture.
Thank you for the dust solution. I'll try it out when I get the chance.
And yes, it seem like this connector might just be one of the loose ones. I also have a composite cable, and whenever said problem happens with the picture, it turns a dark brownish color. So, yeah, beats me, too, although it's not too big a deal since the whole A/V thing seems to have stopped happening for the moment.
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I have a little concern I like to address on this board if no one minds. My sister has had one of those Silver PS2 Slims for a couple years now but she just noticed it's starting to scratch her games and DVDs. (and it's not even tilted on it's side)
Should I send for repair or would it be better to just buy a new PS2?
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It's probably the laser mechanism moving up too high and hitting the disc as it spins, which produces the worst scratches. It might be fixable yourself, but it would be easier to send it in for repair. I don't know how much that would cost, but less than buying a new one I'm sure.
Well, i have a question. My ps2 slim cannot read disc with yellow layer at the back of the disc. It only can read disc with white layer at the back of the disc. Is there something we can do to fix this problem?