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: nlcameras.info/wiki/jYS7Z6V7zIfbuX4/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: nlcameras.info/wiki/o5q8gquh1Iaqlag/video&
The original model sticker was in bad condition so I copied it in photoshop and printed a new one.
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  1. X Æ A-Xii

    X Æ A-Xii

    7 minuten geleden

    I'm still playing ps2 because I can't afford a new one. F * ck dollar, fall now.

  2. Liz Arrowood

    Liz Arrowood

    49 minuten geleden

    k like these tiep of vids

  3. Brandon Mueller

    Brandon Mueller

    Uur geleden

    Amazing how people are so gross with their video game consoles.

  4. Jaden Blakely

    Jaden Blakely

    2 uur geleden

    And I have this same dbz game

  5. Jaden Blakely

    Jaden Blakely

    2 uur geleden

    I have this exact ps2 still that I got around 07 or 08

  6. yaniko lamitr

    yaniko lamitr

    3 uur geleden

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  7. Aiden Hardyman

    Aiden Hardyman

    4 uur geleden

    I don't care what you think but the ps2 start-up was scarier than any horror movie you've seen

  8. Marcuri


    4 uur geleden

    Never seen or knew there was white PS2, are they rare or something?

  9. Ahmad Ramadhan

    Ahmad Ramadhan

    5 uur geleden

    i see the battery is made in indonesia

  10. Kartacs


    5 uur geleden

    Awesome work! OMG so cool :)

  11. Micangetric Mah

    Micangetric Mah

    6 uur geleden

    amazing game btw, to bad its in such poor condition.

  12. rsuriyop


    6 uur geleden

    The beginning part is pretty sad to see as PS2 still isn't that old in my eyes.

  13. The Anonymous Show

    The Anonymous Show

    6 uur geleden

    How many times have you broken something while repairing/restoring items?

  14. Mr. Wayne

    Mr. Wayne

    7 uur geleden

    how was it seven dollors in the first place?



    7 uur geleden

    1:47 PS2 : "NEVER TOUCH THE LENS" 1:33 Odd thinkering : * Touch the lens *

  16. Mr. Pepe The pink

    Mr. Pepe The pink

    8 uur geleden

    Restoration 100

  17. Fortnite Is Trash

    Fortnite Is Trash

    9 uur geleden

    Impressive job! Nice to see people who bring back the consoles of the good old days. Need For Speed Underground, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, those were the days.

  18. Stabzcell97812


    9 uur geleden

    Anyone have an updated link for the screwdriver set? I want to get them.

  19. Kelsi Davis

    Kelsi Davis

    9 uur geleden

    okay okay i dont want to be rude abt this but i noticed u misspeled the at 5:39 :)

  20. Gear Grinder

    Gear Grinder

    10 uur geleden

    I'm sorry, you got BUDOKAI for free inside? that's worth more (working) than the console at that point. Still, Fun to see how a PS2 really goes together.

  21. josh cisneros

    josh cisneros

    10 uur geleden

    Bruh whoever messed up that game I wanna beat they ass

  22. UltimateGaming


    10 uur geleden

    Hey look that's my old ps2

  23. Exploding DustRags

    Exploding DustRags

    11 uur geleden

    Can you restore my life pls. THX! ❤️

  24. Lucky Jones

    Lucky Jones

    12 uur geleden


  25. amberthesuperfox


    12 uur geleden

    I love the ps2 so much its the favorite. Out kf all the consoles i ever owned

  26. Matt Walker

    Matt Walker

    12 uur geleden

    I remember having a ps2 me and my bro’s always played the simpsons games and the Star Wars games. Good times

  27. Saquon Barkley Is The Man 26

    Saquon Barkley Is The Man 26

    12 uur geleden

    Fake. This is bs

  28. Tyrone Bray

    Tyrone Bray

    13 uur geleden

    This video cures anxiety... So satisfying. Subscribed. ❤️

  29. Jacksonion thas it.

    Jacksonion thas it.

    13 uur geleden

    disliked. he didnt reapply the finding nemo sticker :(

  30. Eno


    13 uur geleden

    Nemo sticker, man. Put it BACK.

  31. Itz_Jaylen Cakez

    Itz_Jaylen Cakez

    13 uur geleden

    It won’t turn on and I think it needs fixing

  32. Itz_Jaylen Cakez

    Itz_Jaylen Cakez

    13 uur geleden

    Hey dude Can you repair my 3ds?

  33. Koi Fish Child

    Koi Fish Child

    13 uur geleden

    why woul.d u get rid of rthe nemo sticker :(

  34. Hachi


    13 uur geleden

    Greatest videogame console of all time. GOAT for the close ones.

  35. Gabriel Morais

    Gabriel Morais

    14 uur geleden

    I love this PS2

  36. hello stove

    hello stove

    14 uur geleden

    F to the poor battery clip getting smushed at 17:07 :'(

  37. Derek Bowers

    Derek Bowers

    14 uur geleden

    I know you don’t take recommendations and I don’t blame ya but personally this guy would love to watch you fix up a Wii or even an old Supa Boy handheld. Either way good stuff here as always much love from TN!

  38. Blk knight

    Blk knight

    15 uur geleden

    I had ps2 slim, but the fucking repair man sold the controller and could not fix the laser eye

  39. WhatsPoppinDontMindMeJustWatchin


    15 uur geleden

    I honestly didn’t know finding Nemo was out when this console came out

  40. luis fernando sanchez plazas

    luis fernando sanchez plazas

    15 uur geleden

    23:02 veo que usted, mi estimado es un hombre de cultura. Por sierto quede sorprendido con el resultado final

  41. DanielTheSurvivor117


    15 uur geleden

    Noooooooooo the nemo sticker

  42. Aardvark C

    Aardvark C

    16 uur geleden

    Can you do a Nintendo DS? I used to play on mine a lot, and it would be interesting to see you fix one.

  43. eCranck


    16 uur geleden

    No how dare you to remove the nemo sticker

  44. Sony Fan

    Sony Fan

    17 uur geleden

    Hey do you know that was that red wallpaper was a screen of death

  45. Miguel Gutiérrez

    Miguel Gutiérrez

    17 uur geleden

    nemoooooo nooooooooooo

  46. Cristobal Basualto

    Cristobal Basualto

    17 uur geleden


  47. UNLEASH Mayhem1

    UNLEASH Mayhem1

    17 uur geleden

    I do this for fun

  48. Kane Blueriver

    Kane Blueriver

    17 uur geleden

    Hi, I was wondering, what kind of clay/similar substance are you using for the snowman/keeping the bolts in place? Thanks :D!

  49. Billy Gray

    Billy Gray

    17 uur geleden

    0:59 fuckin hell that scared me as a kid

  50. William Price

    William Price

    18 uur geleden

    Odd Tinkering: *restores old ps2 slim* the seller: no, that's not how you play the game

  51. Alex HeroTea123

    Alex HeroTea123

    18 uur geleden

    20:29 : is that illegal to do ?

  52. Erdem YEŞİL

    Erdem YEŞİL

    18 uur geleden

    Do you have memory card?

  53. Jacob Blain

    Jacob Blain

    18 uur geleden

    How do they even get like this

  54. Data Recovery Sweden

    Data Recovery Sweden

    19 uur geleden

    Great upload, and content.

  55. シWeeb Gamer

    シWeeb Gamer

    19 uur geleden

    “A little dirty”

  56. John_NGN


    19 uur geleden

    ASMR for man. screwig screws :))))

  57. Tropicalz


    19 uur geleden

    Omg i have a PS2 and that looks so cool in the inside!!

  58. FlyN


    20 uur geleden

    Is it PS5 slim?

  59. Mr. Chromed bones.

    Mr. Chromed bones.

    20 uur geleden

    I wonder what happened to this poor ps2

  60. elmiki


    20 uur geleden

    Better than ASMR

  61. Nollem


    20 uur geleden

    ya i skipped right to the end to see if you put a new Nemo sticker lol

  62. Wendimon


    21 uur geleden

    You forgot ASMR in the title :D

  63. Joel Zuniga

    Joel Zuniga

    22 uur geleden

    I own 2 of these 😇

  64. Torsti Tapio

    Torsti Tapio

    22 uur geleden

    Jak and daxter is my favourite game on Ps2 but i give it free for my friend😢

  65. Augusto Mareto

    Augusto Mareto

    22 uur geleden

    His work is awsome! Is beautiful to see how he take care of each detail, doesn't matter how small is it! You deserve my like!

  66. Turtle56


    22 uur geleden

    Good job!

  67. FHChannel


    23 uur geleden

    I think retro games is the best of the best to play it

  68. Walter White

    Walter White

    Dag geleden

    This was weirdly relaxing to watch. While I really respect all of the work that you did here, the one stand-out thing for me was the "whitening"-part of the yellowish plastic. That part really astonished me, I was not aware of the fact that this is even possible. I thought this just meant the material "aged" and that was just irreversible. The more you know!

  69. InsaneYaGotNoBrain


    Dag geleden

    Cool vid! Which sticker paper did you use when re-printing the reverse label?

  70. Ilay Cohen

    Ilay Cohen

    Dag geleden

    I have one two and for

  71. G4 System

    G4 System

    Dag geleden

    Items like this are very easy to find in certain stores in my location Until now this ps2 machine is still being maintained for buying and selling at my place

  72. raynae


    Dag geleden

    21:49 „Alright guys welcome back to Let’s Play Jak and Dexxter.“

  73. Luis Andres Perez Perez

    Luis Andres Perez Perez

    Dag geleden

    19:02 NOOOOO

  74. Timothy


    Dag geleden

    A “retro” PS2 slim. I’m getting old...

  75. Sandy


    Dag geleden

    Olaf :D

  76. edu


    Dag geleden

    "it's a little dirty"

  77. Ale 09

    Ale 09

    Dag geleden

    hi i have an old ps1, can i sent to you to restore and rext resend me, i can pay you

  78. MrBenny


    Dag geleden

    I can send you a Finding Nemo sticker book if you'd like?

  79. Kieran Riley

    Kieran Riley

    Dag geleden

    I get the feeling ur the same guy who does The Relaxing edge unboxings

  80. Marem Warkhungam

    Marem Warkhungam

    Dag geleden

    Downhill Domination one of my favourite

  81. Hedayat SM

    Hedayat SM

    Dag geleden

    Nice one! Thank you for not putting some annoying background music, like how most youtubers do.

  82. Bianca H.

    Bianca H.

    Dag geleden

    Can someone please tell me what the tray is called where he stores the screws?

  83. Sad Doggo

    Sad Doggo

    Dag geleden

    who needs rgb when you have nemo sticker

  84. Mujtaba Wahidi

    Mujtaba Wahidi

    Dag geleden

    I have black one

  85. hufta


    Dag geleden

    14:47 American gun camera captures helicopter raid on rural Vietnamese village, 1962 [Colorized]

  86. Jake Tblood

    Jake Tblood

    Dag geleden

    Does it remind anybody else of the cleaning scene from toy story?

  87. PrimeGames15


    Dag geleden

    Such a great game inside

  88. Mrbeanelson


    Dag geleden

    The ps5 is dam trash I think

  89. Clankle Speck

    Clankle Speck

    Dag geleden

    you know you're getting quite old when you felt nostalgic seeing PS2 being called a "retro console" nice restoration by the way

  90. Schpidah Wuss

    Schpidah Wuss

    Dag geleden

    Dang. RIP to that copy of Budokai.

  91. Hunter Willan

    Hunter Willan

    Dag geleden

    somehow I find these videos mildly satisfying

  92. Literalicity.


    Dag geleden

    reapply the nemo sticker or we riot. do it by any means possible; get a new one, draw it from scratch, put back the old one, whatever, we just need Nemo back

  93. POW Nauta

    POW Nauta

    Dag geleden

    18:22 Spring direction not the same, triggered.

  94. Stephen Dees

    Stephen Dees

    Dag geleden

    I wonder how many people here watching these vids not realizing they're watching ASMR because of the titles.

    • P Oliver

      P Oliver

      13 uur geleden

      Me before I realized and read about it

  95. Clouds617


    Dag geleden

    The screwdriver link isn't working for me can anyone help a homie out

  96. Boba Squid

    Boba Squid

    Dag geleden

    Damn! Did the owner of this PS2 live inside a coal mine? Wtf?!

  97. Mr Kharis Scot

    Mr Kharis Scot

    Dag geleden

    Thanks for an amazing recovery *KEYTECH01* on !G

  98. Adrien Pinard

    Adrien Pinard

    Dag geleden

    The grubby gruesome advice curiosly race because department largely challenge a a addicted prepared. tranquil, terrific woman

  99. Craig Vinyard

    Craig Vinyard

    Dag geleden

    FPS air hose is the greatest addition to this channel since the ducktor.

  100. /dev/null/


    Dag geleden

    yea let's print a new sticker, apply it with dirty and wet gloves, but leaves the dirty original warranty sticker...