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

Publicado el 6 ene 2021
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: esmain.info/goal/v-deo/jIWIbtJ2nrmnjas
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: esmain.info/goal/v-deo/opuJidicprh2adU&
The original model sticker was in bad condition so I copied it in photoshop and printed a new one.
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  • I felt like you should have left the Finding Nemo sticker on there out of respect

  • When you finally get to know the way to fix your oldest console

  • Ah nice old days

  • nice

  • Is it jus me or does it breathe every fucking cut

  • What did these people do to that PS2? I still have my PS2 in my room in perfect condition

  • its a little dirty but at least it has a a nemo sticker on it

  • Great video, does anyone know how he makes that tag at the end of the video?

  • The read screen of death isn't sxary but i get scared if it pooped out not cause of screen i mean i get scared if ps2 is damaged

  • You should play Tekken and FIFA in the end😄

  • I need a memo sticker

  • I need to buy myself new controllers for my ps3 cuz their broken

  • The absence of music was music to my ears, gg sir.

  • Qm é troxa de abandonar uma lenda dessas mano ?

  • am i the only one that watches these at 2x speed?

  • Everytime the video cuts: pfffff

  • I love how he played the game for a little while at the end

  • 21:43

  • Must be awesome to have a friend like him. I would hang out in his/her place just to watch them tinkering and stuff. 🤩

  • how can i go about getting one of those replacement stickers?

  • This is so relaxing with no voiceover. Also fascinating to see every step to restore it all.

  • Please donot ever add music to your videos ,its good this way

  • i never understood why he doesn't talk

  • The only question I have is... How does he find identical stickers on the device?

  • I can't wait for the future so that the current newest consoles such as the PS5 and Xbox series X/S become old things and all dusty so that he can fix them

  • All I could think when you removed the Nemo sticker was "sashimi, Nemo's sashimi!"

  • Plug

  • My question is how does the things he fix not have any missing pieces or dints

    • Not everything can actually be restored. his videos are probably his completed projects and i'd wager he has a bunch more he's either had trouble with or are not worth the cost of restoring.

  • I still have that


  • No nemo no good

  • omg

  • Could've at least cleaned the coloured PS sign at the front of the PS2 👀

  • the ending makes me unbelievably happy. thats my past u just resurrected my good sir.

  • 15:31 POV: u got dust in your eyes

  • I can’t tell is this supposed to be an asmr video?

  • Only disliked because you didn't replace the nemo sticker that was iconic 🙄

    • You disliked for that? Damn

  • At 5:30 the is spelt teh!😂 Great video none the less, keep up the good work 👍🏼

  • Can’t remember how many prays i did to god, to get rid of playstation loading screen lol

  • Gamer god

  • I had that exact same model but mine was black and i lost it

  • aburrido che

  • 12:14 thanks now I'm sad

  • Oh man Budokai Tenkaichi was awesome back in the day

  • amazing video

  • He bent the clip that goes over the top of the clock battery 👀

  • why did i laugh at 2:59

  • it retro already?

  • That’s fascinating!

  • It was looking kinda fresh authentic when it was dirty with the Nemo sticker

  • It made me happy you were so gentle with everything not just forcing stuff and making everything fast

  • por que se vio el budakai teinkaichi 3 le doy like

  • im tryna find a replacement ribbon that connects to the power button. help would be appreciated.

  • Thought he was gonna turn it into a robot or something not just fix it

  • This is an art.

  • That Nemo sticker made the nostalgia hit different

  • My PSP actually had a nemo sticker lol

  • Usplays mata funk

  • I was listening to this and almost fell asleep than WOOOOOOOOOOOOH ps2 startup

  • That was fun to watch. I cleaned out my fan and felt proud. Then saw this 😁 I like there is no music makes it easier to focus on what is happening

  • Omg you're great and genius

  • Jak and Dexter was the only game I would play growing up! Glad this reminded me of it c:

  • Its not the same without the nemo sticker


  • ASMR starting on 10:24

  • احس اني الوحيده لي تحب هذه الاشياء ماحصلت عربي 😔✨

  • Nemo

  • S

  • Ok

  • How much do you charge to restore a system?

  • Nice video to relax

  • Prefiero a pedro limpiezas

  • Wow your really good at fixing stuff good job 👌🏻🏆

  • Hey one of the parts might of been a little weird !

  • Odd Tinkering check this guy he is copying you esmain.info/goal/v-deo/i29lnb6lnrqse7c

  • el nemoooo😠😠😠😠😠

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  • *I had issues with my account and a friend recommended 3hackplot_ on iG for a recovery he just helped me get back my account*,

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  • Tired of viewing different ESmain tutorial exercise without a position outcome but I can only guarantee 3hackplot_ on ¶nsta for your perfect work..

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  • *I had issues with my account and a friend recommended 3hackplot_ on iG for a recovery he just helped me get back my account*

  • 21:49 when a 20 year old game runs more smooth than games today

  • 10:19 Rubber duck detected!! A like have now been administered.

  • After watching this video I now believe any dirt in the world is removable if done it properly

  • i wonder if the dragon ball game work on the restored ps2

  • I think you should restore a broken Intellivison, and have Donkey Kong come with it.

  • the best part is the lil duck ahah great 10:19

  • WOW . My brother used to have a ps2. im speeches

  • What i think all the PlayStation consols look like: PsP: not necessarily a "consol" but, the playstation version of a nintendo 3Ds or switch in my opinion Ps1: just kinda looks like an og consol Ps2: be lookin like a book Ps3: old version of the Ps4 BUT with a very round and curved top Ps4: literal jet engine Ps5: total wifi router

  • I loved jak they should remaster it or bring to ps5

  • Cool. The slim ps2 was notorious for over heating. I had one and it would just shit off completely. I prefer the bigger ps2.

  • This video gave me relaxing when i dont know what i want to watch.

  • fajny film, chcę być twoimi przyjaciółmi, ok?

  • The seller lucked out in selling this junk for 7 dollars

  • 2 yrs latter: we did it!! Me:

  • En ece momento el arroz sintio el verdadero terror

  • And before you know it, the Xbox Series X will be just another piece of junk in the landfill, like the PS2. Tech moves so fast now, that what's new today is old news tomorrow.