PS2 disk tray stuck in open position (original 'fat' version)
We watched numerous videos on Youtube on how to open up the system and clean it. We were able to open up the CD/DVD drive part and examine everything closely. As far as we can see, there are no stripped gears or broken plastic parts. Everything there seems to be working smoothly - just not at the right time.
The issue seems to be that the raising and lowering of the spindle platter is not synchronized properly to the insertion of the disk tray. It looks like the spindle platter is supposed to be down and out of the way until the disk tray is almost all the way in. Then the spindle platter is supposed to come up and hold the disk right as the disk tray closes all the way. Instead, the spindle platter comes up when the disk tray is about 1/3 of the way inserted, and the disk tray actually hits it, keeping the disk tray from ever closing like it should. As is, there is no way he would ever be able to play a game on it.
Do any of you have experience with adjusting the raising and lowering of the spindle platter to put it back into synchronicity with the disk tray? Thanks for any suggestions.