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: itput.info/zone/video/h4WHaqR7yrnaino
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: itput.info/zone/video/nZuIhaqh0ripZqQ&
The original model sticker was in bad condition so I copied it in photoshop and printed a new one.
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  1. Lil Yeet

    Lil Yeet

    13 minuti fa

    That disk was immaculate

  2. Lil Yeet

    Lil Yeet

    13 minuti fa

    That is not retro, you just rubbed dirt on it to get views

  3. ballad's


    18 minuti fa

    is the best of the history

  4. Hamonion


    38 minuti fa

    As a huge fan of the DBZ BT trilogy it made me sad seeing the damage on that disc the console came with

  5. Demolition gaming

    Demolition gaming

    Ora fa

    Nice Xbox

  6. bry g

    bry g

    3 ore fa


  7. irmãos gamer

    irmãos gamer

    3 ore fa

    Uau ele vai limpa o ps5

  8. Moustafs Ahmad

    Moustafs Ahmad

    3 ore fa

    12:25 we lost Nemo :(

  9. BotLegend


    4 ore fa

    15:32 best part

  10. Rebecca Fisk

    Rebecca Fisk

    4 ore fa

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

  11. food stop

    food stop

    4 ore fa

    omg the tenkaichi series video games were awesome

  12. Emil Gagliardi

    Emil Gagliardi

    4 ore fa


  13. Gunnar Willett

    Gunnar Willett

    5 ore fa

    I see you have great taste in games

  14. Beaker Wick

    Beaker Wick

    6 ore fa

    Just imagine if people took care of their electronics, we wouldn't have anything to watch.

  15. F0x Tv

    F0x Tv

    6 ore fa

    You are a legend

  16. ThePS3Master333


    6 ore fa

    After That cleaning this ps2 Can Play Games at 4K/60 FPS

  17. GamingTime


    6 ore fa

    I need to find PS2 on eBay i wana Play on it.

  18. Elizabeth


    7 ore fa

    Love the videos so relaxing and helpful. 😊

  19. Tip Top Spider

    Tip Top Spider

    7 ore fa

    I love it when the Ducktor appears :)

  20. lumh


    7 ore fa

    If he gives me a shout out next video he cares about his fans. Also amazing video

  21. Jungle Lee

    Jungle Lee

    7 ore fa

    Soon as I saw hat Jak & Daxter game , u got a sub & like my friend

  22. Tweek Ludwig

    Tweek Ludwig

    7 ore fa

    Sidenote, it's a white PS2. Pretty cool, pretty rare, as I remember.

  23. ReYn


    8 ore fa

    У мэне тока исте прыставка

  24. Abram's


    8 ore fa

    This is sooooooooooooooooo relaxing!!!

  25. Negamare


    8 ore fa

    Ah, the PS2 good times.

  26. MrCombatgiraffe


    9 ore fa

    isn't fully restored without the nemo sticker.

  27. DITLab


    10 ore fa

    Please do a rebuild of a broken Vitamix 3600 stainless steel blender. These last forever

  28. john smith

    john smith

    11 ore fa

    The lopsided cloudy intradurally connect because command therapeutically shrug sans a fragile geese. fortunate, filthy network

  29. Alguien_


    11 ore fa

    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

  30. youtube channel

    youtube channel

    11 ore fa

    Why not buying another one instead?

  31. Chupacaguamas13


    12 ore fa

    12:20 Nooooo!! Nemoo!!

  32. Mythic Gaming

    Mythic Gaming

    12 ore fa

    Let’s be honest with your self you didn’t watch the whole video.

  33. Dr32167


    12 ore fa

    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

  34. Ni u

    Ni u

    12 ore fa

    Where nemo?

  35. simon wang

    simon wang

    13 ore fa

    The ill cyclone acceptably puncture because gosling fourthly melt worth a bizarre chicory. tender tense, nifty twig

  36. Clown Souls

    Clown Souls

    14 ore fa

    I have a PS2 slim I only play champions of Norwrath

  37. evilsockpuppet


    14 ore fa

    They made a white PS2 slim?? I would’ve loved that. I had a black one

  38. passing gas

    passing gas

    14 ore fa

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

  39. Marcel Mojžíš

    Marcel Mojžíš

    14 ore fa

    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.

  40. clicking on rocks

    clicking on rocks

    15 ore fa

    “Isopropyl Alcohol” So it’s vodka?

  41. Skinny Bone man

    Skinny Bone man

    15 ore fa

    Next episode "I restore Soviet Russia "

  42. Christopher McCauley

    Christopher McCauley

    15 ore fa

    Next person to open the console: Wait… how is it in such good condition but the warranty sticker is in tact?

    • Tweek Ludwig

      Tweek Ludwig

      7 ore fa

      "But... They stopped production back in 2013! It can't look THIS good nearly 7, 8 years later!"

  43. Sham Shab

    Sham Shab

    16 ore fa

    Where's restored Nemo sticker

  44. JoJoeh Play

    JoJoeh Play

    16 ore fa

    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

  45. Alvaro Javier Aguilar

    Alvaro Javier Aguilar

    16 ore fa

    I wish this guy could restore my life.

  46. Samuel Storch

    Samuel Storch

    18 ore fa

    Now i wanna fix a ps2, even thyough i dont have tool or repair skills

  47. Ja Mior

    Ja Mior

    18 ore fa

    I just realized that the PS logo can be turned?!?!?!?!?!

  48. Nakna Sanningen

    Nakna Sanningen

    18 ore fa

    OMG yes please!

  49. Dracogueure


    18 ore fa

    Jak and Daxter ! My childhood

  50. Jaleel


    18 ore fa

    Literally restoring our childhood, almost brings a tear to my eye

  51. Kristen Wr🍃

    Kristen Wr🍃

    19 ore fa

    1:16 My favorite game of all times 👀✨

  52. Jonathan Han

    Jonathan Han

    19 ore fa

    Can you also Restore a PS2 Slim Controller?

  53. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson

    20 ore fa

    I’m sad you didn’t put the Nemo sticker back on the console.

  54. Axcel Julio

    Axcel Julio

    21 ora fa

    So the previous owner played DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi, which is one of my faves as a kid.

  55. Bruna Sousa

    Bruna Sousa

    21 ora fa

    I have one too. It's new. I ear it on my. 9 years old

  56. Zach Szerlip

    Zach Szerlip

    21 ora fa

    I came for the Jack and Dexter gameplay

  57. John Sanders

    John Sanders

    22 ore fa

    I'm 8 minutes in and there have been 5 ads already..... :(

  58. XVolstrikerX


    22 ore fa

    “If this guy is still making videos in 20 years, one of his videoes is gonna be called” *restoring yellowed Xbox series x*

    • Spencer Lemay

      Spencer Lemay

      6 ore fa

      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.

  59. 毛利 蘭

    毛利 蘭

    22 ore fa

    14:45 nice

  60. Trevor Brown

    Trevor Brown

    23 ore fa

    does this remind anyone of that one scene in WALL-E?

  61. Dann Hoff

    Dann Hoff

    23 ore fa

    Me, not understanding anything about console restoration: *aha, yes* *the cables, and the wires, yes of course, they need restoration*

  62. Conner Aikman

    Conner Aikman

    23 ore fa

    Can I send you my Xbox one so you could repair my WiFi functionality

  63. Sunnyside Mashups

    Sunnyside Mashups

    23 ore fa

    When I was a kid, I was dreaming to have one of these.... I remember my childhood, thank you for the video🙏

  64. Victor Ceballos

    Victor Ceballos

    23 ore fa

    Instructions unclear i now have a PSP

  65. Junifil


    Giorno fa

    1:46 means "never touch the lens" Odd thinkering: WHO DO YOU THINK I AM??? OF COURSE I WILL TOUCH THE LENS

  66. Lautaro Palacio

    Lautaro Palacio

    Giorno fa

    Great vídeo bro

  67. Kerry Gamer

    Kerry Gamer

    Giorno fa

    Him: (grab gun blower) 14:41 Me: that's remind me CS-GO Gun blower: GO BRRRRRRRRRRR

  68. EastSpartan07


    Giorno fa

    PS2 gotta be from the crack house 😂🤣

  69. Bruce Axl Muñoz Osorio

    Bruce Axl Muñoz Osorio

    Giorno fa

    Hey look thats my old ps2

  70. Emil Escobedo

    Emil Escobedo

    Giorno fa

    Oi bro i know a lot of ppl ask you this but what screwdriver kit do you use

  71. Hawk Feather

    Hawk Feather

    Giorno fa

    Nice video! I didn't know PlayStations came in different colors!

  72. child life

    child life

    Giorno fa

    The person who sold the ps2 watching this be like: 👁👄👁

  73. Ethan T.G

    Ethan T.G

    Giorno fa

    Fucking love the precursors stone! I just re bought it in my xbox one

  74. Mike Hill

    Mike Hill

    Giorno fa

    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.

  75. Joseph Vizcaino

    Joseph Vizcaino

    Giorno fa

    What am I hearing everytime the camera cuts?

  76. LoRDFeRKy


    Giorno fa

    So Lucky, in spain people buy it for 30 o 40 euros

  77. faygocy


    Giorno fa

    i cant wait for him to do this with a ps5 20 years later😀

  78. Bee


    Giorno fa

    Who else had a sticker on their PS2?

  79. Mikhail Vassilyev

    Mikhail Vassilyev

    Giorno fa

    Really renews the appreciation for the design. It looks so good!

  80. Rid ley

    Rid ley

    Giorno fa

    How did you make that Serial Sticker? :o

  81. Master Blaze

    Master Blaze

    Giorno fa

    Very nice!

  82. Sebastian Pino

    Sebastian Pino

    Giorno fa

    I want one just to replay Battlefront 2

  83. Ya boi Neon

    Ya boi Neon

    Giorno fa

    Old title: makeing a junk console work again with magic

  84. Evil Spoon

    Evil Spoon

    Giorno fa

    omg 1st thing he did was removing the warranty seal !!!

  85. Giannis Antoniadis

    Giannis Antoniadis

    Giorno fa

    1:06 Nemo😂

    • Giannis Antoniadis

      Giannis Antoniadis

      Giorno fa

      12:05 BB Nemo

  86. Jayvyen François

    Jayvyen François

    Giorno fa

    Do a face revile please

  87. läski perse

    läski perse

    Giorno fa

    you forgot to put ASMR to that title

  88. Steve Rand

    Steve Rand

    Giorno fa

    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!

  89. Cheshire boy

    Cheshire boy

    Giorno fa

    U r so awesome :o

  90. Jack Ford

    Jack Ford

    Giorno fa

    The absorbed vibraphone contemporaneously talk because icebreaker steadily excite during a craven bed. accidental, aromatic beet

  91. Unknown stranger

    Unknown stranger

    Giorno fa

    100% sure in 7$/console you'll never see any good rpgs or great games like xenosaga, fm4 or something else.

  92. TheSkyrimGuide


    Giorno fa

    Ahh the ps2 start up sound

  93. Cristovao Gomes

    Cristovao Gomes

    Giorno fa

    *Insert music from Woody getting fixed in Toy Story 2

  94. Julie Smith

    Julie Smith

    Giorno fa

    Playstation 2 is retro... wut.

  95. Xx:A2:xX


    Giorno fa


  96. Robert Galligan

    Robert Galligan

    Giorno fa

    Not the nemo sticker



    Giorno fa

    The fan is Trying

  98. Mink Cristian

    Mink Cristian

    Giorno fa

    Shut Up

  99. pineapplesand556ers


    Giorno fa

    Were they using this poor thing as a freaking dinner plate?!?

  100. nic suth

    nic suth

    Giorno fa

    R.I.P Nemo sticker 0:00 to 12:10 We rememberrrr we remember.

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