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: denewss.info/channel/ioCIbNB2mojbuYE/video.html
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: denewss.info/channel/oJaJh9acooeqlas/video.html&
The original model sticker was in bad condition so I copied it in photoshop and printed a new one.
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  • MyCrippledWings
    MyCrippledWingsVor 5 Stunden

    My PS2 slim still looks brand new (black). I only ever played it a few times (long story) but it's been in my storage for 10 yrs now, still in original box, and still has original cover that I never peeled off on the console as well. Then we also have a silver one my youngest only ever used once but used to belong to his brother. Neither looks this bad. Seriously, wtf? Anyway, still have like 20+ ps1 and 30 ish ps2 games. All but maybe 5 (only cuz they're super rare to find in the first place) have original cases/booklets in them. I have a few really really hard to find games.

  • SAY Production
    SAY ProductionVor 9 Stunden

    hey can u tell me about that liquid for removing nemo sticker?

  • From Psamathe With Love
    From Psamathe With LoveVor 17 Stunden

    12:13 Sushi time

  • S W
    S WVor 17 Stunden

    Im so glad you got the Ellen Degenerate Nemo sticker off.

    PLAYERS™Vor 21 Stunde

    PS2 🎮❤🤩

  • TogaedKk
    TogaedKkVor 21 Stunde

    No creen que la ps2 ya deberia estar amarilla?

  • Futile Foxx
    Futile FoxxVor 22 Stunden

    I might just be skeptical and paranoid, but I've noticed that the controller he is using doesn't seem to have a wire coming out of it. Its either a third party controller or is just not a ps2 controller. But I also see there is a wire coming out of the front of the console. No it couldn't be a third party controller because it says sony on the front of it. It almost seems as if he was playing Jak and Dexter on a ps3. ORRR, The nemo sticker was actually a magical sticker that allows amazing capabilities from a console.

  • ashesfrombones
    ashesfrombonesVor Tag

    can we go back to that time, where a game is released on the disk and that's it. no more patch it later mindset

  • Dikshaay Sobhee
    Dikshaay SobheeVor Tag

    "Mom my shit isn't coming out" *Drink isopropyl alcohol*

  • 魚
    Vor Tag

    Guess my sleep routine can't be fixed with IPA

  • Myh Barroso
    Myh BarrosoVor Tag

    10:40 put my mom to wash it there to see if it doesn't get white😅

  • Myh Barroso
    Myh BarrosoVor 2 Tage

    if my PS4 failed, I would trust this guy without a second thought.

  • Warsgogo
    WarsgogoVor 2 Tage

    Il parle français lui

  • Pokémon BR
    Pokémon BRVor 2 Tage

    Metia um opl q rodava de boas kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

    KAKAROTOVor 2 Tage

    A única coisa que ficou contínuo enferrujada foi a chave kkkkk

    KAKAROTOVor 2 Tage

    Brasil? Brazil? Alguém

    IM4LOSERVor 2 Tage

    I used to love the old consoles they was so much fun. Now I just get bored of gaming the competitive/ achievements ruined it for me

  • Eggmann furu
    Eggmann furuVor 2 Tage

    I tried to find nemo in the last couple of minutes... but there is none

  • Shadow Jenkins
    Shadow JenkinsVor 2 Tage

    Crap video. You didn't restore anything. You purchased a new disc drive and basically cleaned everything else. Not a restoration, just a refurbishment, not really impressed because you didn't actually fix anything, you replaced parts and cleaned it. Lol lame.

  • Kelvin Smith
    Kelvin SmithVor 2 Tage

    It was so easy how *clemshack* on Instagram he recovered back my locked account of 2 weeks ago,,

  • Kelvin Smith
    Kelvin SmithVor 2 Tage

    It was so easy how *clemshack* on Instagram he recovered back my locked account of 2 weeks ago,,

  • Rasya Hardi Pratama
    Rasya Hardi PratamaVor 2 Tage

    Impresive bro 👍

  • Leonard Martins
    Leonard MartinsVor 2 Tage


  • J Y
    J YVor 2 Tage

    Okay, who's the owner of this Nemo ps2?

  • Dogboy Endicott
    Dogboy EndicottVor 2 Tage

    Oh good it’s still under warranty😏

  • To Manitoba
    To ManitobaVor 2 Tage

    I was hoping you’d add a new Nemo sticker.

  • Michael Ramirez
    Michael RamirezVor 2 Tage

    The patients that this would take is unreal

  • NautiLink
    NautiLinkVor 2 Tage

    11:59 Top 10 Anime Betrayals

  • DI_ _KER
    DI_ _KERVor 2 Tage

    this men is an artist

  • Dhanial Ridzuan
    Dhanial RidzuanVor 2 Tage


  • cjziinho
    cjziinhoVor 2 Tage

    very good conditions

  • Juan Mercuri
    Juan MercuriVor 2 Tage

    Yo tenía dos ps2 y se me rompieron las dos ):

  • King Boo
    King BooVor 3 Tage

    All these years, only just now finding out you can punch those purple plant vines 😑

  • Pietro Cocco
    Pietro CoccoVor 3 Tage

    Leider etwas unfachmännisch die Batterie eingesetzt. Bei 16:11 sieht man die Kontakte auf der Batterie. Bei 17:07 sieht mal wie er die Kontakte nach unter weg knickt. Schade.

  • Laura Brown
    Laura BrownVor 3 Tage

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  • GameCube Player

    GameCube Player

    Vor 2 Tage

    yeah stop spamming

  • RavenMatthew


    Vor 3 Tage

    and stop spamming

  • RavenMatthew


    Vor 3 Tage


  • Nico Phillips
    Nico PhillipsVor 3 Tage

    I wish I still had my old PS2 with all my games. I was loaded with bangers.

  • Devanya Naidooÿ
    Devanya NaidooÿVor 3 Tage

    This man just needs isopropyl alcohol and a toothbrush and he can fix anything

  • drewcliff82
    drewcliff82Vor 3 Tage

    This is the only system I attempted to disassemble. I got scared and put it back together 😭🤣😂😅

  • gabriel fauni
    gabriel fauniVor 3 Tage

    Sorry to say dis but i have the real ps2 it's large and heavy and it's black not like that junk

  • L Alberto Terrazas Cardoza
    L Alberto Terrazas CardozaVor 3 Tage

    tambien tengo una igual pero no qujere jalar

  • Okuma 4life
    Okuma 4lifeVor 3 Tage

    0:48 Nobody....... Me: confused screaming

  • Angel Vazquez
    Angel VazquezVor 3 Tage


  • Coleen Matonic
    Coleen MatonicVor 3 Tage

    Sort of sad when Nemo was peeled off, bye lil guy

  • Jordan Vivar 7w7
    Jordan Vivar 7w7Vor 3 Tage


  • ReChill
    ReChillVor 3 Tage


  • Luciano Daher
    Luciano DaherVor 3 Tage

    If I only have, not just your technical skills, but mere 10% of your patience, I'd be a better person...

  • Akhmad Surya Ferdiansyah
    Akhmad Surya FerdiansyahVor 3 Tage

    Ps2 retro, ahh iam getting old

    LINKNATO 31Vor 3 Tage


  • Kenneth Plays
    Kenneth PlaysVor 4 Tage

    im pretty sure *teh* laser is broken

  • stopkiddingmeme
    stopkiddingmemeVor 4 Tage

    Jak and Daxter ❤️❤️❤️

  • Rosemary Dwitasari
    Rosemary DwitasariVor 4 Tage

    The best selling console ever 0:57 PS2 Nightmare

  • Pro_ModernGamer
    Pro_ModernGamerVor 4 Tage

    Why did you remove the warranty sticker so gently? It isn’t like you gonna get that warranty 🤡 it’s not your original console plus the warranty is null and void

    REX FERVor 4 Tage

    I still have it but broken I remember when I played god of war and crash bandicoot

  • Mike
    MikeVor 4 Tage

    Your dumb af

  • M Owaisi
    M OwaisiVor 4 Tage

    I've seen ones in good condition for $20

  • Andre Cordeiro
    Andre CordeiroVor 4 Tage

    is this some kind of asmr?

  • Ross Gribben
    Ross GribbenVor 4 Tage

    the rubber ducky is cool lol

  • Nire D.
    Nire D.Vor 4 Tage

    Jack and daxter 🤤😩😩

  • György Mátyás Keszeg
    György Mátyás KeszegVor 4 Tage

    Sorry bro... but with that new T-shirt has a problem... the cd is up ... not under the entire cover. Btu still good😁 love ur vids😃

  • Mudassar Ali *maddyboi*
    Mudassar Ali *maddyboi*Vor 4 Tage

    Oh I loved playing jak and daxter back when I used to own a original fat ps2

  • andy rocket playz
    andy rocket playzVor 5 Tage

    29 years later Restoring this Xbox series X

  • Tredas
    TredasVor 5 Tage

    12:10 f

  • Cheese Master43
    Cheese Master43Vor 5 Tage

    This man is doing god’s work

  • Galaxy EXO
    Galaxy EXOVor 5 Tage

    bruh, my dad's ps2's condition is way better than this lol

  • Bruh Bandit
    Bruh BanditVor 5 Tage

    Hooly shit In Poland this is one from ratest consoles to get

  • midas flopper
    midas flopperVor 5 Tage

    Brah you should work for sony repairs

  • Pox Official
    Pox OfficialVor 5 Tage

    My son broke my Nintendo64 and I’m completely heartbroken by it... if only I had the patience and skill to fix it.

    NBVMNTVor 5 Tage


  • Steven Chia
    Steven ChiaVor 6 Tage

    or just bought every replacement and call it restoration lol

  • Tarek Madani
    Tarek MadaniVor 6 Tage

    Great Work 🤩

  • bruno ggrecco
    bruno ggreccoVor 6 Tage

    The next = Playstation 3 🙏🏽

  • Redd
    ReddVor 6 Tage

    games back then were so much better than ones today

  • acidexpierence
    acidexpierenceVor 6 Tage

    God damn the amount of ads is annoying af

  • Kiing And friends
    Kiing And friendsVor 6 Tage

    bruh is this relaxing ends 2nd channel

  • Mochammad Mugi
    Mochammad MugiVor 6 Tage

    16:20 The Battery from Indonesia

  • BranMan333
    BranMan333Vor 6 Tage

    There’s a tisss sound between scenes.

  • 단이엘님
    단이엘님Vor 6 Tage

    The red screen of death is so scary for no reason

  • Tsukishima’s Wife
    Tsukishima’s WifeVor 6 Tage

    I remember when I had a ps2 n I still have to finding Nemo game with it😭

  • Revolutions88
    Revolutions88Vor 6 Tage

    CLICK SUBSCRIBE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mirkomario
    mirkomarioVor 7 Tage


  • Laura Brown
    Laura BrownVor 7 Tage

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  • Елена Замиралова
    Елена ЗамираловаVor 7 Tage

    Он сломал ножки контакта батарейки :с

  • AirknightTails
    AirknightTailsVor 7 Tage

    2:59 Yeah...Where can I get that Screwdriver Set that pops up like that? That's so sick

  • Carly Marsh
    Carly MarshVor 7 Tage

    Will you fix my car for a video please??

  • Gavin who got lost in the matrix
    Gavin who got lost in the matrixVor 7 Tage

    The nemo sticker adds value

  • Cyber Strider
    Cyber StriderVor 7 Tage

    You should recreate also the nemo sticker!

  • Chris Martin
    Chris MartinVor 8 Tage

    These videos are incredible do you have an instagram??

  • s u
    s uVor 8 Tage

    I don’t get it, is this supposed to be ASMR?

  • Andy Pedregosa
    Andy PedregosaVor 8 Tage

    Look at how gentle he removes that nemo sticker- Ad: KiNg C gElLete

  • tetsuya shino
    tetsuya shinoVor 8 Tage

    Why does all of this guy's videos have thousands of dislikes?? Why would anyone dislike this, let alone make a ton of alt accounts to dislike it it several times..?

  • SMART People
    SMART PeopleVor 8 Tage

    whether this item is for sale

  • Simply Delicious
    Simply DeliciousVor 8 Tage

    Where do you find this stuff??

  • Kevin Sanchez
    Kevin SanchezVor 8 Tage

    Oh no 😭😭😭 my ps2 is retro is that a way of telling someone they're old lmfao

  • Eddie Villanueva
    Eddie VillanuevaVor 8 Tage

    Dragon ball lol

  • Kelly Dube
    Kelly DubeVor 8 Tage

    Awesome job!

  • Rafa Rueda
    Rafa RuedaVor 8 Tage

    BRILLIANT!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🇪🇸🍻

  • Chris_TheAwsomeBoi N
    Chris_TheAwsomeBoi NVor 9 Tage

    Seller: [gives ps2 to OddTinkering] OddTinkering: [fixed and restored ps2] Seller: Ok Can I Have My PS2 Back Now? OddTinkering: No

  • Abby Garcia
    Abby GarciaVor 9 Tage

    How about play station 1?

  • Dave Herres
    Dave HerresVor 9 Tage

    I was waiting for him to make a new Nemo sticker...

  • Ka Ra
    Ka RaVor 9 Tage