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: grgone.info/will/uLSIb519lrutuH0/b-nteo
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: grgone.info/will/zsqJiqOjnrp8lKc/b-nteo&
The original model sticker was in bad condition so I copied it in photoshop and printed a new one.
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  1. Andy Pedregosa

    Andy Pedregosa

    Πριν 4 ώρες

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

  2. tetsuya shino

    tetsuya shino

    Πριν 4 ώρες

    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..?

  3. SMART People

    SMART People

    Πριν 5 ώρες

    whether this item is for sale

  4. Simply Delicious

    Simply Delicious

    Πριν 6 ώρες

    Where do you find this stuff??

  5. Kevin Sanchez

    Kevin Sanchez

    Πριν 8 ώρες

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

  6. Eddie Villanueva

    Eddie Villanueva

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    Dragon ball lol

  7. Kelly Dube

    Kelly Dube

    Πριν 9 ώρες

    Awesome job!

  8. Rafa Rueda

    Rafa Rueda

    Πριν 13 ώρες

    BRILLIANT!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🇪🇸🍻

  9. Chris_TheAwsomeBoi N

    Chris_TheAwsomeBoi N

    Πριν 18 ώρες

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

  10. Abby Garcia

    Abby Garcia

    Πριν 22 ώρες

    How about play station 1?

  11. Dave Herres

    Dave Herres

    Πριν 22 ώρες

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

  12. Ka Ra

    Ka Ra

    Πριν 23 ώρες


  13. Spartan Gamer

    Spartan Gamer

    Πριν ημέρα

    I am still using a ps2 slim black

  14. SHONUFF74 Gaming

    SHONUFF74 Gaming

    Πριν ημέρα

    next time use a hair drier or heat gun on low to take off tickers it's way easier

  15. Israel Domingo

    Israel Domingo

    Πριν ημέρα

    I wish I could fix my own ps2 but I can't

  16. Israel Domingo

    Israel Domingo

    Πριν ημέρα

    I wish I could fix my own ps2 but I can't

  17. TheBestParkman


    Πριν ημέρα

    You're as beautiful as the day I lost you

  18. Shadowslayer347


    Πριν ημέρα

    Yo yo yo watch the retro language lol don’t age me like that

  19. Aiden O'malley

    Aiden O'malley

    Πριν ημέρα

    Im trying to find nemo he's missing......again

  20. legandaryGaming


    Πριν ημέρα

    Wow! I am Impressed

  21. clone trooper epidsode 3 swamp

    clone trooper epidsode 3 swamp

    Πριν ημέρα

    10 years I restored a 10 $ junk wii u

  22. Igor Ferreira

    Igor Ferreira

    Πριν ημέρα

    My first and only console. I still have mine perfectly intact.

  23. Alan Ponce

    Alan Ponce

    Πριν ημέρα

    This si FAKE

  24. Iron Dragon

    Iron Dragon

    Πριν ημέρα

    very sad that you didnt get a brand new nemo sticker for it

  25. Bryantaxx_gamer


    Πριν ημέρα


  26. o o o

    o o o

    Πριν ημέρα

    I was always curious to what is in the technogical things. Now i learn.

  27. Salt One

    Salt One

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    The general gentle gazelle supply bounce because partridge perplexingly bow besides a pretty mirror. hoc, royal screwdriver

  28. Ethan Wenner

    Ethan Wenner

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Wow.....you just got a new subscriber. I’m impressed.

  29. A Man of Yogurt

    A Man of Yogurt

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    That dbz game was so much fun

  30. Mohammed Adnan Al Murakhi

    Mohammed Adnan Al Murakhi

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    The alcoholic liquid made the hare get out of his hare get it

  31. Mohammed Adnan Al Murakhi

    Mohammed Adnan Al Murakhi

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    I can’t believe how gentle he was with the Nemo sticker it’s like he did not want to kill it

  32. Steven Jackson

    Steven Jackson

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    The curly flare philosophically slap because teeth surgically fill along a utopian bobcat. unusual, gifted nitrogen

  33. Kevin Normand

    Kevin Normand

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Why you’ve killed Nemo ? Nooooo 🤣

  34. Google Account

    Google Account

    Πριν 2 ημέρες




    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    the very rare white model🙂

  36. Minnvin


    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Makes me sad to see how some people take care of there stuff

  37. Bacus


    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Donde esta el patito de goma? dep!

  38. 先到張


    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Why take down nemo sticker....QQ

  39. alexsandr silionov

    alexsandr silionov

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    I have a PS2 slim right now but it's working and black

  40. Kamil Golec

    Kamil Golec

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    u killed nemo

  41. santino Ramirez

    santino Ramirez

    Πριν 2 ημέρες


  42. Marc Van Poucke

    Marc Van Poucke

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    I loved these 'rakketaketak' keyboards. You heard every letter.

  43. A guy who likes Fedoras and top hats

    A guy who likes Fedoras and top hats

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    10 years later: Restoring 30 dollar yellowed xbox one s

  44. Sgtoskitar93


    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    Other ps2 videonconsole it's work,after of you great job. Me: 😊 ✌🏻

  45. Jehuty Illustrator

    Jehuty Illustrator

    Πριν 2 ημέρες

    12:15 This reminds me of the scene in Toy Story 2 where Andy's name is erased from Woody's boots.

  46. EvilVegeta01


    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Someone: So that’s where my ps2 went... mom threw it out cuz I got a B- on my report card.

  47. DannieBoy


    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    It's gonna be nice if you put a brand new nemo sticker too!

  48. Ianis Ghinea

    Ianis Ghinea

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Man why nooooo i like the nemo sticker

  49. BeachBum


    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Watching this really makes me want to find someone who can clean my consoles

  50. MC721


    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Please insert a PlayStation or PlayStation disc

  51. mrmegafob


    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    It was so painful to look at this bad condition PS2, but you brought it back to life!

  52. Thierry ATTAL

    Thierry ATTAL

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Avez-vous une astuce pour récupérer un disque de jeu rayé ?

  53. Matt Farmer

    Matt Farmer

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    That nemo sticker is way too durable for what it is lol

  54. Matt Farmer

    Matt Farmer

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Throwing out the ps2.. ok fine. But I draw the line at throwing out budokai tenkaichi

  55. Balls McSpanky

    Balls McSpanky

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Use a food grade silicon spray to loosen stickers and glue. It evaporates like alcohol. Will make removing stickers easier

  56. Naylengamingtv


    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Maybe one day I might make a custom glass console that I have all hand built and clean them and then keep or sell

  57. Don Patrick Alcantara

    Don Patrick Alcantara

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    17:08 you wrecked the battery holder/stopper

  58. Arcade Slum

    Arcade Slum

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    That Jak game looks like a neat kids game, reminds me of the new ps5 robot game a little to be honest.

  59. ViktorG


    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Who is that Pokemon its trashed ps2

  60. Luiz Thomas

    Luiz Thomas

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Thanks to #clemshack he recover my play station account he's the best among all hackers..

  61. Luiz Thomas

    Luiz Thomas

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    Thanks to #clemshack he recover my play station account he's the best among all hackers..

  62. أم أمير

    أم أمير

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Teh = The Dics = Disk

  63. Antonio Manaserian

    Antonio Manaserian

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    The scary hell collaterally hammer because snowflake sicily trick by a abstracted swing. calm, humdrum step-father

  64. apple apple

    apple apple

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    The symptomatic objective iteratively fade because mattock explicitly develop near a envious quince. long, cuddly elbow

  65. Mr Boom Snook

    Mr Boom Snook

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    What is that sound after every clip transition? Sounds like something is sizzling

  66. Ellis Q

    Ellis Q

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Where can I get these consoles

  67. Ursula


    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    if you're gay can you be my husband?

  68. THE ZAN


    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    ppl: why you buy that? odd tinker: Theres Nemo sticker on it

  69. ray the person

    ray the person

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    dude pulling out a titan killing weapon for a sticker

  70. brado jacko

    brado jacko

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Could he have stuck the board under us light to brighten up the controller inputs?

  71. brado jacko

    brado jacko

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Howd he make the new sticker? Is there a template online?

  72. Junaid Unar

    Junaid Unar

    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Old tech is so well made, it often refuse to die

  73. A random memer and gamer

    A random memer and gamer

    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Sounds of this vid are better than the sounds of asmr videos

  74. Fishey


    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    I am disappointed that they didn’t restore the Nemo sticker...

  75. Balázs Haluska

    Balázs Haluska

    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    I never seen this white edition before, only black (I have it) and Silver colors

  76. Phil Ander

    Phil Ander

    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    Best console ever!!!

  77. Musicrecords10


    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    My childhood, still have this sitting there ready to play lol

  78. ultimos 123

    ultimos 123

    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    What's that weird noise in the background

  79. William Hall

    William Hall

    Πριν 5 ημέρες

    I had to stop and clean my monitor for this channel because everything is cleaner than I can see.

  80. Arnold Sabugara

    Arnold Sabugara

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Me encanta las restauraciones que haces, volver algo que ya se daba por perdido, a algo totalmente funcional. Espero algún día ser un Master como tú, saludos desde Panamá🙋🙋🙋.

  81. Sedwee


    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    AAA, THAT JAX and DEXTER, my 1st game!!

  82. Cars Restored

    Cars Restored

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Me: No way he can repair this Odd Tinkering: Hold my beer

  83. josegut85


    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Where is little Nemo??

  84. Jesus Zamora

    Jesus Zamora

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Damn. That, right there, is some dope ass shit. You could probably sell that bad boy for $70 or more. Kinda surprised you didn't recreate the warranty sticker, as that one was way worse off than the serial number. Do you do repairs for people? You could probably make hella cash off that shit.

  85. Gustavo Montini de Abreu

    Gustavo Montini de Abreu

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    How did you recreate the sticker????

  86. Carlos Becker

    Carlos Becker

    Πριν 6 ημέρες


  87. Hpk99


    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    lets be honest, we all got jumpscared in this vid for dumb reasons lol

  88. Houston Wilkins

    Houston Wilkins

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    you are a genuis

  89. Σοφια Πεσκελογλου

    Σοφια Πεσκελογλου

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    said no data because the restaurateur was broken and did not read the sd

  90. donny dutchmen

    donny dutchmen

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    What the hell is this thing? What kind of animals lived like this? Never seen anything this nasty in my life. Wouldn't even want to touch it with a 30 feet pole even after the restoration. It gives me the shivers... Yuck!!



    Πριν 7 ημέρες

    You really don’t know how to play games on consoles lol but fixing them spot on 🤣

  92. Deklan Burrows

    Deklan Burrows

    Πριν 7 ημέρες

    "It's a little dirty" Okay then....

  93. Miguel Angel

    Miguel Angel

    Πριν 7 ημέρες

    Nooo Nemo!

  94. Nabil Amani

    Nabil Amani

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    How do you recreate ps2 sticker?

  95. Steve con un Arma

    Steve con un Arma

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    12:40 Olaf, I need you to lend me some of your organs.

  96. santiago gonzalez

    santiago gonzalez

    Πριν 8 ημέρες


  97. winterbells1


    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    Dragon Ball!

  98. Olivier Dylag Krolikowski

    Olivier Dylag Krolikowski

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    you didnt put the nemo stickre back on...lame

  99. Christian Adi candra

    Christian Adi candra

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    This guys know what he is doing. I'm so Satisfied

  100. Claudio Iglesias

    Claudio Iglesias

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    What do you do with all things that you repair, you sold them ?