I restored this $7 Junk Playstation 2 Slim - Retro Console Restoration & Repair

6 janv. 2021
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In this episode I restore a Playstation 2 (PS2) slim which I got for $7 as part of a junk lot of consoles. Low end price for working device is typically around $50. Black consoles can be cheaper because there are more of them available. As a bonus I got a free game, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi, it's quite common game and even in good condition not very valuable. But it's a nice addition to my collection, here is a link to my video of repairing the disc: frlift.info/first/vid-o/uYS5ndF2yI_aiYI.html
I started the restoration by testing the console. I was able to power it on. I think it wasn't supposed to work but the descriptions for these consoles are quite often inaccurate. However it was not reading games.
After opening the console I tried to see if I could repair the disc drive. The Playstation 2 disc drive is known for breaking quite easily. The laser just stops working. I decided to replace the whole disc drive. Only the laser part can also be changed. After replacing the laser I still had to do a little adjusting on the screws I show on the video.
After replacing the drive I continued to disassemble the console. I cleaned everything with compressed air, soapy water and isopropyl alcohol and removed a little yellowing with UV-light and hydrogen peroxide. Tutorial to the process here: frlift.info/first/vid-o/z5q6uNec0I6pZaw.html&
The original model sticker was in bad condition so I copied it in photoshop and printed a new one.
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  • How do you get your ps2 that dirty

    DaRealGBreezyDaRealGBreezyIl y a 6 heures
  • That disk was immaculate

    Lil YeetLil YeetIl y a 6 heures
  • That is not retro, you just rubbed dirt on it to get views

    Lil YeetLil YeetIl y a 6 heures
  • is the best of the history

    ballad'sballad'sIl y a 6 heures
  • As a huge fan of the DBZ BT trilogy it made me sad seeing the damage on that disc the console came with

    HamonionHamonionIl y a 7 heures
  • Nice Xbox

    Demolition gamingDemolition gamingIl y a 8 heures
  • Cool

    bry gbry gIl y a 10 heures
  • Uau ele vai limpa o ps5

    irmãos gamerirmãos gamerIl y a 10 heures
  • 12:25 we lost Nemo :(

    Moustafs AhmadMoustafs AhmadIl y a 10 heures
  • 15:32 best part

    BotLegendBotLegendIl y a 10 heures
  • You’re a Finnish Renaissance Man. Bravo!! Love your work!!! P.s. can we see your face in a face reveal video? Lol!

    Rebecca FiskRebecca FiskIl y a 10 heures
  • omg the tenkaichi series video games were awesome

    food stopfood stopIl y a 10 heures

    Emil GagliardiEmil GagliardiIl y a 11 heures
  • I see you have great taste in games

    Gunnar WillettGunnar WillettIl y a 11 heures
  • Just imagine if people took care of their electronics, we wouldn't have anything to watch.

    Beaker WickBeaker WickIl y a 12 heures
  • You are a legend

    F0x TvF0x TvIl y a 13 heures
  • After That cleaning this ps2 Can Play Games at 4K/60 FPS

    ThePS3Master333ThePS3Master333Il y a 13 heures
  • I need to find PS2 on eBay i wana Play on it.

    GamingTimeGamingTimeIl y a 13 heures
  • Love the videos so relaxing and helpful. 😊

    ElizabethElizabethIl y a 13 heures
  • I love it when the Ducktor appears :)

    Tip Top SpiderTip Top SpiderIl y a 14 heures
  • If he gives me a shout out next video he cares about his fans. Also amazing video

    lumhlumhIl y a 14 heures
  • Soon as I saw hat Jak & Daxter game , u got a sub & like my friend

    Jungle LeeJungle LeeIl y a 14 heures
  • Sidenote, it's a white PS2. Pretty cool, pretty rare, as I remember.

    Tweek LudwigTweek LudwigIl y a 14 heures
  • У мэне тока исте прыставка

    ReYnReYnIl y a 15 heures
  • This is sooooooooooooooooo relaxing!!!

    Abram'sAbram'sIl y a 15 heures
  • Ah, the PS2 good times.

    NegamareNegamareIl y a 15 heures
  • isn't fully restored without the nemo sticker.

    MrCombatgiraffeMrCombatgiraffeIl y a 16 heures
  • Please do a rebuild of a broken Vitamix 3600 stainless steel blender. These last forever

    DITLabDITLabIl y a 16 heures
  • The lopsided cloudy intradurally connect because command therapeutically shrug sans a fragile geese. fortunate, filthy network

    john smithjohn smithIl y a 18 heures
  • SCP - 790 : Old Play station. every game played in this console whould be real in the future , confirmed when grand theft auto becomes a real thing in 2010

    Alguien_Alguien_Il y a 18 heures
  • Why not buying another one instead?

    youtube channelyoutube channelIl y a 18 heures
  • 12:20 Nooooo!! Nemoo!!

    Chupacaguamas13Chupacaguamas13Il y a 19 heures
  • Let’s be honest with your self you didn’t watch the whole video.

    Mythic GamingMythic GamingIl y a 19 heures
  • кулер не разобрал и не почистил и не смазал на корпусе остались грязные пятна и че то попахивает наибаловом, да консоль может и была чутка запылённая, но такое ощущение что он в ее дополнительно пылью и песком обсыпал

    Dr32167Dr32167Il y a 19 heures
  • Where nemo?

    Ni uNi uIl y a 19 heures
  • The ill cyclone acceptably puncture because gosling fourthly melt worth a bizarre chicory. tender tense, nifty twig

    simon wangsimon wangIl y a 19 heures
  • I have a PS2 slim I only play champions of Norwrath

    Clown SoulsClown SoulsIl y a 21 heure
  • They made a white PS2 slim?? I would’ve loved that. I had a black one

    evilsockpuppetevilsockpuppetIl y a 21 heure
  • I have the same model ps2 slim. It's in perfect condition, but it wont play, cant read game DVD's. Tried everything.

    passing gaspassing gasIl y a 21 heure
  • Isopropyl alcohol is worst for lens cleaning (if it is plastic and with an anti-reflective layer and they have been all since 2000). The anti-reflective layer is destroyed.

    Marcel MojžíšMarcel MojžíšIl y a 21 heure
  • “Isopropyl Alcohol” So it’s vodka?

    clicking on rocksclicking on rocksIl y a 21 heure
  • Next episode "I restore Soviet Russia "

    Skinny Bone manSkinny Bone manIl y a 22 heures
  • Next person to open the console: Wait… how is it in such good condition but the warranty sticker is in tact?

    Christopher McCauleyChristopher McCauleyIl y a 22 heures
    • "But... They stopped production back in 2013! It can't look THIS good nearly 7, 8 years later!"

      Tweek LudwigTweek LudwigIl y a 13 heures
  • Where's restored Nemo sticker

    Sham ShabSham ShabIl y a 22 heures
  • Taken out of context I feel like the ending could easily be titled: burglar sneaks into home with refurbished slim PS2 and is overcome by a wave of nostalgia

    JoJoeh PlayJoJoeh PlayIl y a 23 heures
  • I wish this guy could restore my life.

    Alvaro Javier AguilarAlvaro Javier AguilarIl y a 23 heures
  • Now i wanna fix a ps2, even thyough i dont have tool or repair skills

    Samuel StorchSamuel StorchIl y a jour
  • I just realized that the PS logo can be turned?!?!?!?!?!

    Ja MiorJa MiorIl y a jour
  • OMG yes please!

    Nakna SanningenNakna SanningenIl y a jour
  • Jak and Daxter ! My childhood

    DracogueureDracogueureIl y a jour
  • Literally restoring our childhood, almost brings a tear to my eye

    JaleelJaleelIl y a jour
  • 1:16 My favorite game of all times 👀✨

    Kristen Wr🍃Kristen Wr🍃Il y a jour
  • Can you also Restore a PS2 Slim Controller?

    Jonathan HanJonathan HanIl y a jour
  • I’m sad you didn’t put the Nemo sticker back on the console.

    Mark WilsonMark WilsonIl y a jour
    • It wasn’t looking good anymore so he had to remove it.

      That Dude Like RaymondThat Dude Like RaymondIl y a 4 heures
  • So the previous owner played DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi, which is one of my faves as a kid.

    Axcel JulioAxcel JulioIl y a jour
  • I have one too. It's new. I ear it on my. 9 years old

    Bruna SousaBruna SousaIl y a jour
  • I came for the Jack and Dexter gameplay

    Zach SzerlipZach SzerlipIl y a jour
  • I'm 8 minutes in and there have been 5 ads already..... :(

    John SandersJohn SandersIl y a jour
  • “If this guy is still making videos in 20 years, one of his videoes is gonna be called” *restoring yellowed Xbox series x*

    XVolstrikerXXVolstrikerXIl y a jour
    • Nobody is going to care about restoring an xbox series x. They will probably just be told to stop working my Sony and Microsoft. New consoles are identical to computers. Last generation was the most forgettable one of all time. PS3 and 360 were the last time the consoles actually had substantive differences between them. Everything is now just a PC.

      Spencer LemaySpencer LemayIl y a 13 heures
  • 14:45 nice

    毛利 蘭毛利 蘭Il y a jour
  • does this remind anyone of that one scene in WALL-E?

    Trevor BrownTrevor BrownIl y a jour
  • Me, not understanding anything about console restoration: *aha, yes* *the cables, and the wires, yes of course, they need restoration*

    Dann HoffDann HoffIl y a jour
  • Can I send you my Xbox one so you could repair my WiFi functionality

    Conner AikmanConner AikmanIl y a jour
  • When I was a kid, I was dreaming to have one of these.... I remember my childhood, thank you for the video🙏

    Sunnyside MashupsSunnyside MashupsIl y a jour
  • Instructions unclear i now have a PSP

    Victor CeballosVictor CeballosIl y a jour
  • 1:46 means "never touch the lens" Odd thinkering: WHO DO YOU THINK I AM??? OF COURSE I WILL TOUCH THE LENS

    JunifilJunifilIl y a jour
  • Great vídeo bro

    Lautaro PalacioLautaro PalacioIl y a jour
  • Him: (grab gun blower) 14:41 Me: that's remind me CS-GO Gun blower: GO BRRRRRRRRRRR

    Kerry GamerKerry GamerIl y a jour
  • PS2 gotta be from the crack house 😂🤣

    EastSpartan07EastSpartan07Il y a jour
  • Hey look thats my old ps2

    Bruce Axl Muñoz OsorioBruce Axl Muñoz OsorioIl y a jour
  • Oi bro i know a lot of ppl ask you this but what screwdriver kit do you use

    Emil EscobedoEmil EscobedoIl y a jour
  • Nice video! I didn't know PlayStations came in different colors!

    Hawk FeatherHawk FeatherIl y a jour
  • The person who sold the ps2 watching this be like: 👁👄👁

    child lifechild lifeIl y a jour
  • Fucking love the precursors stone! I just re bought it in my xbox one

    Ethan T.GEthan T.GIl y a jour
  • I am just curious because I fix random things. How often do you buy or have bought/given things off people you know, fixed them up and have them turn around after it looks brand new saying they want it back. I stopped accepting things from people because I have gotten into full blown fights with people who gave or sold me something that was completely broken or showing it needs some good love and they want it back after I put all the time and love in it to make it look new.

    Mike HillMike HillIl y a jour
  • What am I hearing everytime the camera cuts?

    Joseph VizcainoJoseph VizcainoIl y a jour
  • So Lucky, in spain people buy it for 30 o 40 euros

    LoRDFeRKyLoRDFeRKyIl y a jour
  • i cant wait for him to do this with a ps5 20 years later😀

    faygocyfaygocyIl y a jour
  • Who else had a sticker on their PS2?

    BeeBeeIl y a jour
  • Really renews the appreciation for the design. It looks so good!

    Mikhail VassilyevMikhail VassilyevIl y a jour
  • How did you make that Serial Sticker? :o

    Rid leyRid leyIl y a jour
  • Very nice!

    Master BlazeMaster BlazeIl y a jour
  • I want one just to replay Battlefront 2

    Sebastian PinoSebastian PinoIl y a jour
  • Old title: makeing a junk console work again with magic

    Ya boi NeonYa boi NeonIl y a jour
  • omg 1st thing he did was removing the warranty seal !!!

    Evil SpoonEvil SpoonIl y a jour
  • 1:06 Nemo😂

    Giannis AntoniadisGiannis AntoniadisIl y a jour
    • 12:05 BB Nemo

      Giannis AntoniadisGiannis AntoniadisIl y a jour
  • Do a face revile please

    Jayvyen FrançoisJayvyen FrançoisIl y a jour
  • you forgot to put ASMR to that title

    läski perseläski perseIl y a jour
  • Are the screw covers too hard to do or what was the reason for not doing them? They really stick out against the restored cover!

    Steve RandSteve RandIl y a jour
  • U r so awesome :o

    Cheshire boyCheshire boyIl y a jour
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    Jack FordJack FordIl y a jour
  • 100% sure in 7$/console you'll never see any good rpgs or great games like xenosaga, fm4 or something else.

    Unknown strangerUnknown strangerIl y a jour
  • Ahh the ps2 start up sound

    TheSkyrimGuideTheSkyrimGuideIl y a jour
  • *Insert music from Woody getting fixed in Toy Story 2

    Cristovao GomesCristovao GomesIl y a jour
  • Playstation 2 is retro... wut.

    Julie SmithJulie SmithIl y a jour

    Xx:A2:xXXx:A2:xXIl y a jour
  • Not the nemo sticker

    Robert GalliganRobert GalliganIl y a jour
  • The fan is Trying

  • Shut Up

    Mink CristianMink CristianIl y a jour
  • Were they using this poor thing as a freaking dinner plate?!?

    pineapplesand556erspineapplesand556ersIl y a jour