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Old Jun 10, 2003, 04:26 AM
pills20 pills20 is offline
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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?
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Old Jun 10, 2003, 08:23 AM
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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


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Old Jun 10, 2003, 11:50 AM
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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.
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Old Jun 10, 2003, 12:27 PM
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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.
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Old Jun 12, 2003, 02:52 AM
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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...

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