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

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: plclip.info/show/hoSKmqGpm4_Zj3o/wideo
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: plclip.info/show/nJqLtafPo46oa6Q/wideo&
The original model sticker was in bad condition so I copied it in photoshop and printed a new one.
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  • Hastomo Hadi
    Hastomo Hadi22 minut temu

    Finally the ps2 slim is back alive again. I hope more person like you Mr odd tinkering, so many old game console can be restored and saved. This retro gaming console don't deserve to end up in trash bin 🤗.

    MODS-APP56 minut temu

    I have PlayStation 2 and still good and smooth I bought 2006

  • Elias Gillberg
    Elias GillbergGodzinę temu

    ken i get tat pl i dont haw sontig to play on

  • PA_Fe4R
    PA_Fe4R3 godzin temu

    The nemo sticker is gone :(

  • YaDirect
    YaDirect5 godzin temu

    11:59 and that's how you fillet a fish

  • Dylan Hudnall
    Dylan Hudnall6 godzin temu

    like damn does no one take care of there ps2 i dust that shit off and play it ever 4 weeks

  • Fun4Kidz
    Fun4Kidz6 godzin temu

    It looks like a guy who repair game

  • Kim Kim
    Kim Kim6 godzin temu

    I lot of people get rid of their consoles so you can just fix them and sell them thats amazing I wish

  • Matheus Moreira
    Matheus Moreira6 godzin temu

    But what does it say? The word is with you, in your mouth and in your heart; this is a word of faith, which we preach, 9 A saber: If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 Since with the heart one believes for righteousness, and with the mouth one makes confession for salvation. 11 For the Scripture says: Everyone who believes in him will not be confused. 12 Because there is no difference between Jew and Greek; for one is the Lord of all, rich to all who call on him. Romans 10: 8-12

  • Yeetus_Beetus
    Yeetus_Beetus7 godzin temu

    𝕎𝕙𝕖𝕟 𝕙𝕖 𝕡𝕝𝕒𝕪𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕣𝕥 𝕠𝕗 𝕥𝕙𝕖 ℙ𝕝𝕒𝕪𝕊𝕥𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕝𝕚𝕜𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕥𝕝𝕖 𝕤𝕠𝕟𝕘 𝕀 𝘼𝙎𝘾𝙀𝙉𝘿𝙀𝘿

  • Escorpion Matero
    Escorpion Matero9 godzin temu

    Budokai tenkaichi 3 best game ever

  • Andy MacRae
    Andy MacRae9 godzin temu

    What is the hissing noise between every transition in the video? Really noticeable on headphones. As always, amazing resto!

  • Gregory Sohn
    Gregory Sohn10 godzin temu

    i have 1 :]

  • dylanjones761
    dylanjones76110 godzin temu

    lad you need to reign it in with the ads holy shit i can tell january cpm getting to you xd

  • Sam Doucette
    Sam Doucette11 godzin temu

    I like these video. I have a tinkerer's nature. I repaired my old Electrolux vacuum cleaner many years ago. Strangely, I had a few parts that didn't manage to find their way back in when I put it back together, but it still worked for years.

  • Fork Warrior
    Fork Warrior12 godzin temu

    Ahh yes, "teh".

  • McKenzi Parker
    McKenzi Parker13 godzin temu

    The little prongs that hold in the clock battery though..... 16:13 on top vs 17:08 when they got squished to the side of the battery instead of holding the top. Hurt my soul a bit

  • Æbd Çhãkøür
    Æbd Çhãkøür13 godzin temu

    make video restoration ps2 fat

  • YOYO
    YOYO14 godzin temu

    I have PS1

  • SrBlack Music [NoCopyright]
    SrBlack Music [NoCopyright]14 godzin temu

    0:48 oh my god

  • SrBlack Music [NoCopyright]

    SrBlack Music [NoCopyright]

    6 godzin temu

    @GLUA14 same :’)

  • GLUA14


    10 godzin temu

    my childhood was that sound

    HYPER GAMING15 godzin temu

    I wish I can fix my PS2 like this man.great work though

  • Zahran Abdillah
    Zahran Abdillah16 godzin temu

    the plot twist: He use the different console to playing game in the end of video

  • Alexio Abrahams
    Alexio Abrahams16 godzin temu

    Dragonball on ps2 hit differently back then so many memories on this console

    ИГРОФИЛЬМЫ17 godzin temu

    My best friend in youth.

    SLA MAH17 godzin temu

    Massa pivete 👌🏾

  • Gabriel McLeod-Kerr
    Gabriel McLeod-Kerr19 godzin temu

    That was impressive. Well done!

  • Hereyo
    Hereyo19 godzin temu

    Can please Give me the PS2 ? My lil bro would like to play PS2 since he just 2Years Old when my PS2 was broke.. he is not in time to play game Ultraman Fighting Evolution 3 with me and my elder brother. I feel bad for my lil bro cause he really like to play Ultraman Fighting Evolution 3 with me but we can't help cause we dont have money to buy more PS2/3/4..

  • Jason Christian
    Jason Christian20 godzin temu

    On March 4 2021 PlayStation 2 will have its 21 year anniversary!

  • Awaken Slim
    Awaken SlimDzień temu

    Reading small subtitles and watching the vid is kinda boring..... Bro add voice... It will be fun

  • mr bshay
    mr bshayDzień temu


  • Saf MEX
    Saf MEXDzień temu

    its 3 am and I really just watched a man restored a PS2..... No regrets im go buy me one now from a flee market thanks

  • McwattGRA
    McwattGRADzień temu

    I don’t know what your talking about mine still works

  • Lifewith Naeee
    Lifewith NaeeeDzień temu

    The red screen of death scares me always did

  • Slick L
    Slick LDzień temu

    teh laser is broken

  • I like Apples
    I like ApplesDzień temu

    How can you just let your console get this dirty how does this even happen

  • Dot.
    Dot.Dzień temu

    That sweet ps2 sound, ohhhhhhhhhh

  • MiloඞtheRAT
    MiloඞtheRATDzień temu

    Is that Nemo?!?!? 😳

  • Little César Reinoso
    Little César ReinosoDzień temu

    i like and love how there is a ducky in the pond pool

  • Ezaquiel Moura
    Ezaquiel MouraDzień temu

    Eu compro que quanto no PS2?

  • maxtik parra
    maxtik parraDzień temu

    Viejo voy a llorar yo tengo una PS2 EN BUEN ESTADO AL VER ESTO voy a llorar

  • vishal gill
    vishal gillDzień temu

    The obeisant adapter posteriorly punish because water partially live onto a military karate. irate, cut underwear

  • Ivo Romero
    Ivo RomeroDzień temu

    Dbz budokai tenkaichi 3. Me: beautiful!

    BLAKEREZER 377 BlAKEREZER377Dzień temu


  • Robby Fink
    Robby FinkDzień temu

    I JUST got done beating Jak and Daxter a few days ago on a little nostalgia trip, fascinating.

  • Waldherz FeuerClan
    Waldherz FeuerClanDzień temu

    I wonder what the rooms of the people look like that get their consoles this dirty on the inside.

  • santi cerino
    santi cerinoDzień temu

    NOOOOOOOO 1:00

  • samsve
    samsveDzień temu

    why has everything you fix the same shade of dirt?

  • Abraxas
    AbraxasDzień temu

    budokai tenkaichi! best dragonball game series!

  • 2hottie89
    2hottie89Dzień temu

    Almost forgot about that PS2 but yeah I like this one better then the original and looks better then PS5 as well.

  • Metehan Eker
    Metehan EkerDzień temu


  • royal titan
    royal titanDzień temu

    Imagine u do everything and u sre gonna try if it is working and the current goes off

  • Derek Brown
    Derek BrownDzień temu

    Thats a poly station 2

  • Nahuel Juarez
    Nahuel JuarezDzień temu

    I need subtitles, I'm from Argentina 😔

  • vvevvlord -
    vvevvlord -Dzień temu

    RIP Nemo

  • PrKom24
    PrKom24Dzień temu

    This all video is big ASMR

  • diesektor666
    diesektor666Dzień temu

    you forgot to clean the ps logo its still filthy - rip

  • Y1 K
    Y1 K2 dni temu


  • qwert
    qwert2 dni temu

    he has every single ps

  • Alejandro Castelo Bonilla
    Alejandro Castelo Bonilla2 dni temu

    Jelty le gana

  • AMV Anime
    AMV Anime2 dni temu

    The relaxing end?

  • Johnny Rayo
    Johnny Rayo2 dni temu

    Can I have it back

  • Johnny Rayo
    Johnny Rayo2 dni temu

    No way you got my ps2

  • Roberto Mercado
    Roberto Mercado2 dni temu

    His work is valued, he is very good at what he does, I would like to see him fix a Microsoft zune or change a hard disk ... it would be a good thing to see him in that process, I would be very interested ... while I congratulate him on his work ..

  • Diego Isidio O Thio
    Diego Isidio O Thio2 dni temu

    só jogar um Veja e já era

  • Rafael Lopes
    Rafael Lopes2 dni temu

    why you removed the nemo sticker? :(

  • Night time Terror
    Night time Terror2 dni temu

    I just got an ad for hiscox

  • Ayrton ;-;
    Ayrton ;-;2 dni temu

    veanlo con musica de minecraft queda mas piola xd

  • Feelix-ST
    Feelix-ST2 dni temu

    This is ASMR.

  • Fennec Fox
    Fennec Fox2 dni temu

    I'm bothered by how much dirt was still on it when you were "done"

  • Oryxgaming101
    Oryxgaming1012 dni temu

    0/10 because no nemo replacement sticker

  • Shotclock OSRS
    Shotclock OSRS2 dni temu

    I really appreciate the rubber duck.

  • Dorian Leka
    Dorian Leka2 dni temu

    This red screen creeps the fuck out of me.

  • halima abdi
    halima abdi2 dni temu

    Is it just me or is it satisfying to watch some1 clean a dirty consoke

  • Hurtim _
    Hurtim _2 dni temu

    10:33 Mans giving me goosebumps from that sound lol

  • SAN FF
    SAN FF2 dni temu


  • Who am i
    Who am i2 dni temu

    соньку жалко

  • WarGamerZ
    WarGamerZ2 dni temu

    The sticker corrode the console plastic lol

  • B’s D21
    B’s D212 dni temu

    gta san andreas needs to be put in

  • Radarekxp
    Radarekxp2 dni temu

    Comparing to that what it was its actually beautiful. ;)

  • Semaj Harris
    Semaj Harris2 dni temu

    The God of restoration

  • siberwolf33
    siberwolf332 dni temu

    Purchased for $7. Invested approximately $30 + time. Current value $5.

  • Joseph Barboza
    Joseph Barboza2 dni temu

    That thing was beat up

  • chloe Pua
    chloe Pua2 dni temu

    2:30 i thought your breaking the ps2

  • ender_slayer3
    ender_slayer32 dni temu

    I have never seen a white PS2 before

  • Deividas Tum
    Deividas Tum2 dni temu

    I have PS2

  • Thunder Falcon
    Thunder Falcon2 dni temu

    Where is the nemo sticker

  • Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg
    Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg2 dni temu

    Varta is the way to go.

  • Automi 2020
    Automi 20202 dni temu

    Rip dbz disk 😖

  • Rodri Games
    Rodri Games2 dni temu

    Alguém brasileiro

  • RedoKingsss
    RedoKingsss2 dni temu

    Just a minute. TheRelaxingEnd, is that you?

  • Neeko
    Neeko2 dni temu

    wait they had white ps2's? why did I never know about this

  • Axiz
    Axiz3 dni temu

    To be honest the before ps2 looks like a piece of artwork

  • Ezequiel Condori
    Ezequiel Condori3 dni temu

    Impressive restoration, but I think you should have pulled the little sticks back before putting the battery in 17:08 because they were locking it at the beginning... (sorry for bad english)

  • Martina Vazquez ~
    Martina Vazquez ~3 dni temu

    Hello OT ....i don't know why but i squinted my eyes when you took off the screw tabs on the bottom with the blade lol.

  • Ismail Abdullahi
    Ismail Abdullahi3 dni temu

    POV: none of you people watched the full video

  • srple


    2 dni temu

    I did

  • Roger Downing
    Roger Downing3 dni temu

    I've seen that playstation that's my bestfriends brothers old playstation he sold it

  • Melissa Hull

    Melissa Hull

    23 godzin temu

    wait did it have that same nemo sticker

  • Melissa Hull

    Melissa Hull

    23 godzin temu

    well good for you your playstations famous now

  • XxDrJewxX
    XxDrJewxX3 dni temu

    Whats with the sound at every cut in the video?

  • Qt34rekt Ya hlw
    Qt34rekt Ya hlw3 dni temu

    مشاء الله

  • nickfeto
    nickfeto3 dni temu

    14:47 god making the thunderstorms

  • Dr. heart Ginna-lea Chapman
    Dr. heart Ginna-lea Chapman3 dni temu

    我为 和哦为 马克 有 乖哦殴打 我饿了了 南欧天 霸道 南欧网 立刻 体会is