Can I clean my ps2 lens with alcohol and q-tip?

#1 Posted by Blade_of_Athens (487 posts) -
if yes could you please provide the instructions on how to. I have a slimmie so I can see the lens from just oppening the top thing for the disc. Help plz?
#2 Posted by myster_samz (584 posts) -

Yes, it works really well. Here's instructions how to do it.

1. Since you have a slim, just open the disc thingy

2. Dip the q-tip in the rubbing alchohol. (Make sure it's not dripping wet)

3. Softly rub the q-tip around the entire lense.

Good luck.

#3 Posted by _AbBaNdOn (6518 posts) -
If you cant fix the problem by just blowing it off then its time to get it repaired or a new one.  I dont care how many people say its safe to put crap on the lens there is no way I would do anything to make the problem worse by letting any kind of liquid dry on the lens. 
#4 Posted by lestat23l (346 posts) -
yes, i actually do this about once a year, it works quite well. Rubbing Alcohol isnt like water, it wont ruin your lens, it will dry without leaving smuges and it cleans quite well.  You just have to make sure that you are careful while doing it.  I assume that by this point you have nothing to lose because if your ps2 doesnt work in the first place it isnt like it can get much worse, so, try the rubbing alcohol thing and if it doesnt work then you can replace the ps2.
#5 Posted by -blue_beret75- (365 posts) -
Yes,i think is no problem
#6 Posted by ErrorOfRuto (43 posts) -
I have also cleaned the lens on my old (original size) PS2 several times using the method described, it can be helpful if you are getting disc read errors.