Will V5 Laser unit work in any other PS2?

Thread: Will V5 Laser unit work in any other PS2?

  1. Dupster's Avatar

    Dupster said:

    Default Will V5 Laser unit work in any other PS2?

    Topic explains itself. Any help appreciated.
     
  2. widget's Avatar

    widget said:

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    dont think so,but v5 lasers are shit,stick to v4
     
  3. EUPHORiA's Avatar

    EUPHORiA said:

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    the laser in the newer ps2's is a lot better than the older ones
     
  4. dingle_666's Avatar

    dingle_666 said:

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    Originally posted by widget
    dont think so,but v5 lasers are shit,stick to v4
    huh? v5 lasers are very good!
     
  5. omen666's Avatar

    omen666 said:

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    well i have a v4 and a v5 ps2, i dont see n e difference in the lasers performance.
     
  6. Ducky's Avatar

    Ducky said:

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    Nope. If you have a V3 PS2, you need a V3 laser. V4 PS2 V4 laser, etc etc.

    The original lasers in the V3 and V4 PS2's before the 'R' versions came out aren't anywhere near as good as the current R V4 and V5 lasers.
     
  7. wiggy's Avatar

    wiggy said:

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    Ill second that.

    I sold my version 3 to get a version 5 knowing that the laser is alot better than previous ones, dvd-r's perform alot better with this new laser.

    Wiggy.
     
  8. Dupster's Avatar

    Dupster said:

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    v3 lasers seem to give u the lipsync prob on dvd movies (speech is not in synch with the picture) but the v5 laser seems to be better and u dont get it.
     
  9. Ducky's Avatar

    Ducky said:

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    Yeah, it's just a better design all round in the V5 lasers. Also, alot of V3 and V4 PS2's (the original ones before the 'R's) couldn't read onto the second layer on many DVD's. A message would come up saying it couldn't read it, so you had to restart the whole thing and skip past that chapter. I don't think the any of the R model lasers have this prob
     
  10. manitou's Avatar

    manitou said:

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    V1, 2 and 3 PS2 use the same lens (called small lens)

    V4 and V5 use the same lens (called high lens)

    V5 lens have been greatly improved.

    Correct me if i'm wrong, you can put a high lens in all versions but you can't put a small lens in a V4 and V5.

    Hope this helps

    manitou
     
  11. rmj2663's Avatar

    rmj2663 said:

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    Does this mean I could acquire a V5 laser from new machine and drop it into my V3 as replacement?
     
  12. tagy's Avatar

    tagy said:

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    i dont think you can simply unplug a v5 laser unit and plug it into a v3.

    the DVD drive unit has different ribbon connectors if i remember correctly. You may be able to dissmantle the DVD drive and swap over just the actual lens parts. if you see what i mean.
     
  13. manitou's Avatar

    manitou said:

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    we are obviously talking lens and not whole unit...
     
  14. Robot's Avatar

    Robot said:

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    just tested it and it works!!!

    V5 laser in v3 machine , the connectors are the same..

    slight issues are that cdr games take a while to load , but dvd is much much much better