I use my PS2 a lot to review both PS1 and PS2 games, but recently I noticed it's developed a bit of a rattle while accessing the disc. I did a little research of YouTube, and while none of the video directly addressed my issue, I learned how to safely open the PS2 (pretty easy for the old models) and grease the rails that the laser moves on.
So I did it and applied some garage door spray grease via Q-tip because I didn't want to make a mess. I considered cleaning the lens with rubbing alcohol, but it looked pretty clean so I didn't bother. I put it back together and now it's quiet as a mouse. Actually I had to connect it to a TV to make sure it was actually loading a game.
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