Nice job on that. I guess it helps a lot having the correct tools for the job and you look to be nicely prepared to get it done.
I've opened that PS2 so many times in the past lol. I used to do it with just a phillips head screw driver and a jewelers screw driver (for the drive cover). Otherwise to replace the laser, you just need a soldering iron to remove that solder point. So really, it's tools you probably have lying around, minus the soldering iron (which if you have a Harbor Freight equivalent in the UK, you can pick a cheap one up for like 10/15 bucks). I got that fancy screwdriver set because I knew I'd be working on a lot of electronics. That kit also came with a game bit so I can open NES cartridges (all mine work now
I had to polish the games contacts but you need to open the cartridge up). I got the soldering iron because I needed to occupy my time during my furlough so I took up soldering lol. 30 bucks for the kit on Amazon and it came with some good stuff.
I actually just bought an original Xbox yesterday that may or may not work. I should have it in a few weeks. I probably won't video that one though if I do need to crack it open because I honestly don't know a lot about them. All I know is if I need to replace that hard drive or anything like that, I'll need to hack the console. Microsoft makes their consoles extremely difficult to work on, unlike Sony (but the slim PS3 was a bit of a pain, but serviceable none the less. It's just more disassembly of little parts as opposed to PS2). But if I'm going to be buying and reselling these consoles, I need to be familiar with them
EDIT: Sorry Kurt. I accidentally hit "Modify" instead of "Quote" on your post and made my post thinking it was quoted