I posted this at another forum but since this site is more active and knowledgeable about DVD drives maybe I can get help here...
I have an old PS2 that has trouble reading backups. It has a new laser and is still having problems.
It turns out my V3 PS2 died, but I have parts to compare it to my V1.
What I'm trying to accomplish is to remove or disconnect the motor that resets the white cogwheel for the laser in my V1 PS2.
To make this more understandable have a look at the pictures.
This first picture is of my V3.
Notice the large white cogwheel/thingy only has a metal arm holding the Cogwheel's position.
Now notice the V1 PS2 Cogwheel and notice there is a small electric motor resting beside it. This motor automatically resets the laser to a factory setting no matter how many times you adjust the cogwheel.
I am wondering if anyone out there has ran into this problem before and if so how did you correct it? Is there a cable I need to unplug or disconnect? Can I order a new drive tray to replace this that doesn't have the motor? Should I just simply purchase a 400c laser and hope for the best?