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Old Jun 10, 2003, 05:26 AM
pills20 pills20 is offline
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Default do backups damage your lazer?

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is this true?3 of my mates have had their ps2's chipped and they have all needed new lazers? why is this?
Old Jun 10, 2003, 09:23 AM
ps2daddy ps2daddy is offline
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Lasers will eventually wear out on a ps2 even if you dont have them chipped.

If it wears it out a little quicker I would still say that a chip is worth

I have been chippping PS2s for over 2 years my very first neo 2.2 install just quit since the laser was wore out.

I have done over 200 of these neo 2.2 installs alone most of them 70-80% are still going strong.

The brand of media that you use plays a big part
Cheap cds and dvd-r will wear your laser out quicker than good media (good media ex.....verbatim cdr- and dvd-r, ritek dvd-r , and apple dvd-r)

Also it might help to be a little patient too
In the US your first post was at 4am in the morning then you only waited 2 hours for a response

Also posting the same question over and over again in 2 different parts of the same forum make people want to answer your question a lot less just thought that you should know this

Last edited by ps2daddy; Jun 10, 2003 at 09:52 AM.
Old Jun 10, 2003, 12:50 PM
jesterrace777 jesterrace777 is offline
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As Ps2daddy said it shouldn't make that much of a difference although I would try to steer clear of CD rips. Your laser has to work harder to read these and tends to wear out the laser a bit quicker than others. Some have no trouble with rips but a number have reported pre-mature laser death with them. Use quality media and steer clear of CD RIPS and you should be just fine.
Old Jun 10, 2003, 01:27 PM
alexhho alexhho is offline
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I have been playing dvdrs on Princo media for about two years now without problems. My cd laser is going strong as well with various media cdrs.
Old Jun 12, 2003, 03:52 AM
CousinFizz CousinFizz is offline
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I use cdr's only...doesn't seem to make that much difference on my system. I've been using them for almost 2 years now and still strong...

If you can do dvdr by all means go for it...

Last edited by CousinFizz; Jun 12, 2003 at 03:54 AM.

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