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: svwhite.info/fast/uoGKbM91yYzXuoI/video

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: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdWRs...

The original model sticker was in bad condition so I copied it in photoshop and printed a new one.

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  1. Doris Castellanos

    Doris Castellanos

    Pred 26 minútami

    That's a great one

  2. Ryan Swifttech

    Ryan Swifttech

    Pred hodinou

    Mad respect for this! :D

  3. Miguel Arellano

    Miguel Arellano

    Pred 4 hodinami

    No one is going to talk about that legendary Dragonball z game ??

  4. Alex1337 00

    Alex1337 00

    Pred 5 hodinami

    these are very peaceful and nice to watch, great vid

  5. Adriano Figueroa

    Adriano Figueroa

    Pred 11 hodinami

    This man Is a true gamer

  6. Adriano Figueroa

    Adriano Figueroa

    Pred 11 hodinami

    Nemo is like now it time for so long

  7. Adriano Figueroa

    Adriano Figueroa

    Pred 12 hodinami

    The red screen of death you think that's creepy bro if you buy a old piece of junk Xbox then turn it on you will be truly uncomfortable and creeped out

  8. Pamujo Hostel

    Pamujo Hostel

    Pred 13 hodinami

    Oalf :(

  9. Brian Hartman

    Brian Hartman

    Pred 14 hodinami

    I thought for sure you'd replace the Nemo sticker.

  10. The screaming Rooster

    The screaming Rooster

    Pred 18 hodinami

    New dics drive lol

  11. Squirrel Nut

    Squirrel Nut

    Pred 20 hodinami

    Omg that's my playstation! I put that sticker on for my niece! And the green stuff on top was from her. She had the playstation sitting behind her shelf for 5 months collecting dust. Omg I can't believe it! And you did such an amazing job restoring it. Great work!

  12. crazytomato 108

    crazytomato 108

    Pred 20 hodinami

    I was watching this video on my phone and look at ps5 things than I realised my my ps4 pro add-on was bamboozled

  13. Rodriobr


    Pred 21 hodinou

    15:30 rip that cooler

  14. Mel H

    Mel H

    Pred 21 hodinou

    What are the batteries on the circuit board for?



    Pred 21 hodinou

    BR marcando presença?!

  16. -Shy’s Petshop-

    -Shy’s Petshop-

    Pred 21 hodinou

    It’s “liked in the description “ XD

  17. wxffle playz

    wxffle playz

    Pred 22 hodinami

    People are like your a noob for not have a ps5 but I actually wouldn’t mind having that 😅

  18. On the line

    On the line

    Pred dňom

    - no face - no voice - no music even - no subscription/like begging - no intro/outro - long as heck - no popular topic YT alorytms, go make love with yourself, I'm awesome and I know it.

  19. Gig Depeche

    Gig Depeche

    Pred dňom

    I really just want to know what kind of adhesives you use like whenever you replace the rubber stoppers what kind of adhesive do you use or like whenever you replace a decal the adhesive on the back bit what do you use

  20. Dark Z

    Dark Z

    Pred dňom

    Its only me but this type of videos satisfy me a lot

  21. raborne Vines

    raborne Vines

    Pred dňom

    You're wearing the wrong size gloves. There shouldn't be any wrinckles like that. Go down a size.

  22. Cameron Harris

    Cameron Harris

    Pred dňom

    I find these videos severely relaxing. No music, no talking, no BS. Well done

  23. Jack Burton

    Jack Burton

    Pred dňom

    And what about a PS2 Fat?

  24. ClaytoniusDoesThings


    Pred dňom

    1:19 : A man of culture, I see.



    Pred dňom

    What’s with the weird noise that’s made with every single transition?

  26. G.R.T.M


    Pred dňom

    Can you make the ps2 into a ps5?! I think you can

  27. Steffen H.

    Steffen H.

    Pred dňom

    Mein Respekt 👌🏻

  28. Slayingcube


    Pred dňom

    that red screen makes me fucking scared

  29. Irfan Abdillah

    Irfan Abdillah

    Pred dňom

    clock battery made in indonesia?



    Pred dňom

    A boy asked a girl in a library: "Do you mind if I sit next to you"? The girl replied with a loud angry voice; "I don't want to spend the night with you !! Everyone in the library started looking at the boy and felt embarrassed. After a few minutes the girl walked calmly to the boy's table and said: I study psychology and I know what the man is thinking, I suppose you felt ashamed, right? The boy answered out loud: $ 300 for one night That's too much! and all the people in the library looked at the girl in shock and the boy whispered in her ear, "I study laws and I know how to make someone guilty ... 🤭 If you like the comment, please "write" on my channel ... I know I misspelled spelling and grammar 🤗 But SVwhite doesn't allow promotion ... It only takes 5 seconds, thanks ❤️🙏🏻 [If you don't want to sub ***** e, that's fine, but don't spread the hate 👍

  31. Giovanna S. Zechmeister

    Giovanna S. Zechmeister

    Pred dňom

    I have a Ps2 still working, it's black and I still play guitar hero sometimes

  32. Ocolote 1098

    Ocolote 1098

    Pred dňom

    Rip nemo sticker you will be missed

  33. Raphael Toast

    Raphael Toast

    Pred dňom

    Why was I not subbed to this channel? Count me in.

  34. NO BRUH


    Pred dňom

    I play battle for bikini bottom I'm 15

  35. Enclave Soldier

    Enclave Soldier

    Pred 2 dňami

    What’s with the gloves? Did you murder a guy to get this?

  36. Piece of Schmidt Gamer

    Piece of Schmidt Gamer

    Pred 2 dňami

    It's so weird seeing a white PS2.

  37. Piece of Schmidt Gamer

    Piece of Schmidt Gamer

    Pred 2 dňami

    Snowman: OH NO! MY ORGANS!

  38. Mar


    Pred 2 dňami

    Yo I remember playing shadow of colossal on the ps2

  39. Jake Vichnis

    Jake Vichnis

    Pred 2 dňami

    A work of art

  40. Illusio15


    Pred 2 dňami

    Where do you order that?

  41. глеб макаренко

    глеб макаренко

    Pred 2 dňami

    Кто из рашки +

  42. Fireballfriendly


    Pred 2 dňami

    My PS2 is black

  43. Александр Килиевич

    Александр Килиевич

    Pred 2 dňami

    Mission: save the fish on the top of PS2 Spoiler: He didn't save the fish :(

  44. Rodrigo Zabarelli

    Rodrigo Zabarelli

    Pred 2 dňami


  45. Anderson Araujo

    Anderson Araujo

    Pred 2 dňami

    what is the solution used to remove the stains from the carcass

  46. Arin Smulders

    Arin Smulders

    Pred 2 dňami

    you make me wanna buy these old consoles from my childhood again

  47. Muhammad Hudan Aqwaam

    Muhammad Hudan Aqwaam

    Pred 2 dňami

    Dude, 0:58 that is our old nightmare

  48. Mitch Bricks

    Mitch Bricks

    Pred 2 dňami

    I have a ps2 that takes forever to read discs can u give me advice to the issue

  49. Nicolás Victoriano

    Nicolás Victoriano

    Pred 2 dňami

    I'm almost 22 years old and the sound of the RSOD (red screen of death) still gives a sensation of scaryness, idk how to put it in words, it's just unsettling.

  50. Charles P.

    Charles P.

    Pred 2 dňami

    _”My name’s Nemo.”_ _”….Nemo?……..That’s a nice name!”_

  51. HellSpartan Z

    HellSpartan Z

    Pred 2 dňami

    dislike for not putting a new nemo sticker on it SMH

  52. legend 360

    legend 360

    Pred 2 dňami

    just throw it in a vat of alcohol

  53. 𝓈𝑒𝓁𝑒𝓃𝑒𝓇


    Pred 2 dňami

    it just blows my mind how you do this! (New suber)

  54. Canadian_duck31


    Pred 3 dňami

    15:37 look at the dust fly off that!

  55. Northernstorms


    Pred 3 dňami

    12:15 I feel like the removal of the Nemo sticker is like Andy being covered of woody’s foot

  56. 詠聖童


    Pred 3 dňami

    Can repair apple airpods? Please

  57. Stevezinho YT

    Stevezinho YT

    Pred 3 dňami

    Trt fortnite pls

  58. まつこ /matuko.

    まつこ /matuko.

    Pred 3 dňami


  59. Miguel Perez

    Miguel Perez

    Pred 3 dňami

    Man sometimes i forgot the dualshock one is campatible with ps2 XD

  60. Miguel Perez

    Miguel Perez

    Pred 3 dňami

    Wait a minute my ps2 slim didnt had a fan why this one has one is there two vercions of the slim one with fan and one without fan ?

  61. Miguel Perez

    Miguel Perez

    Pred 3 dňami

    A yes the ps2 that overheat and turn off itself really what sony was even thinking when desining a vercion with no fan lol

  62. Dave Lambert

    Dave Lambert

    Pred 3 dňami


  63. Newest Chungus

    Newest Chungus

    Pred 3 dňami

    0:23 Didn’t see that coming.

  64. Colarion


    Pred 4 dňami


  65. Cyrus Rafiee

    Cyrus Rafiee

    Pred 4 dňami

    PS2 is quite complicated, who knew.

  66. A S

    A S

    Pred 4 dňami

    Imagine mistaking his regular toothbrush with the one he uses for restoration

  67. lordcumiring


    Pred 4 dňami

    After seeing a lot of his videos I came up to a conclusion that black colored consoles are way better to disguise the dirty

  68. Gergő Laky

    Gergő Laky

    Pred 4 dňami

    So you just switched the reader?

  69. Chad Kirchner

    Chad Kirchner

    Pred 4 dňami

    Please use a Spudger instead of a razer blade for prying.

  70. Gevin Wonkler

    Gevin Wonkler

    Pred 4 dňami

    Diskike because you didnt put the nemo sticker back:/

  71. Shadow I0S YT

    Shadow I0S YT

    Pred 4 dňami

    What the a free dragon ball game that’s not fair

  72. MrBeast Jimmy

    MrBeast Jimmy

    Pred 4 dňami

    This dude is a pro gamer at the game I forgot

  73. Blank Freeman

    Blank Freeman

    Pred 4 dňami

    Omg guys I got 2160p 50hd

  74. Agent Scuzz

    Agent Scuzz

    Pred 4 dňami

    Open a new tab and loop this music; svwhite.info/fast/n5-GfLCQxa6YvYo/video

  75. Jonathan Ribas

    Jonathan Ribas

    Pred 4 dňami

    Alguém Br? 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  76. Nahuel FZ

    Nahuel FZ

    Pred 5 dňami

    Quedo llena de tierra adentro, ni los tornillos limpio. :/

  77. rawan r

    rawan r

    Pred 5 dňami


  78. BriMan231


    Pred 5 dňami

    This is my first video I have seen of you. And you are like the opposite of HowToBasic. I love it!

  79. RetroGotGamez


    Pred 5 dňami

    Using one of my favorite games to test the console, nice

  80. Agustin Mateo Sandoval Gomez

    Agustin Mateo Sandoval Gomez

    Pred 5 dňami

    10:42 even though there is no ps2 stuff thingys its still worrying to put a ps2 in the water

  81. Ricky Ibarra

    Ricky Ibarra

    Pred 5 dňami

    19:02 THAT CRUMB😭😭😭

  82. TalkinStormy


    Pred 5 dňami

    **nemo* *twerking**

  83. Furkan :3

    Furkan :3

    Pred 5 dňami

    I have it but its never broken

  84. the sugestor

    the sugestor

    Pred 5 dňami

    what if he restorded a window 98

  85. Samuel Cea

    Samuel Cea

    Pred 5 dňami

    a good asmr

  86. ePlays


    Pred 5 dňami

    How dare you insult my PlayStation console with that horrendous title.

  87. Nick-s-f


    Pred 6 dňami

    One of the greatest consoles ever.

  88. UnSlept Gh0zt

    UnSlept Gh0zt

    Pred 6 dňami

    The condition of these is like someone wiped their ass with the console to give it the final hoorah

  89. jeffrey theuns

    jeffrey theuns

    Pred 6 dňami

    I have literally exams tomorrow but this keeps me awake. love it

  90. D0ZZ3R


    Pred 6 dňami

    The Sound when you start your ps2 :booooooooooooaaaaaaaaahhhhhuuuuuunnngg

  91. Doge Master

    Doge Master

    Pred 6 dňami

    seriously can i hire this man to fix my busted controller

  92. Ethan Chriss

    Ethan Chriss

    Pred 6 dňami

    this guy is cracked

  93. Jayson Rivard

    Jayson Rivard

    Pred 6 dňami

    they killed nemo

  94. Jackerdoodle Boi

    Jackerdoodle Boi

    Pred 6 dňami

    I played that Jak and daxter game before I miss it too

  95. Ultra Nova

    Ultra Nova

    Pred 6 dňami

    Jak and Dexter

  96. wArr1ck25 2

    wArr1ck25 2

    Pred 6 dňami

    This is why you buy the black one

  97. Thug Life pooper

    Thug Life pooper

    Pred 6 dňami


  98. TheVoid &Corrupted

    TheVoid &Corrupted

    Pred 7 dňami

    Why do games on Ps2 runs 60fps

  99. Alice in Purgatory

    Alice in Purgatory

    Pred 7 dňami

    I need you to fix my PS2 plsssss

  100. Papugamaya


    Pred 7 dňami

    It's a little dirty, but at least it has a nemo sticker on it Odd tinkering: holding a box of *dust *dust* dust*