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Disc not spinnin'

I just tried to load my PS2 w/a disc and you can hear it wanting to spin but its not. so when i opened it up a little square metal clip fell out. how do i fix it?

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  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    So far I cannot find the little metal piece that is mentioned here, any idea where exactly it is?

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I had a similar problem but mine didn't fall out luckily...

You'll find a space for the metal clip (please say you kept it) at the back left of the console (you may need a torch to see as it is quite small. The metal acts as a connector to tell the ps2 when the lid is shut and to commence disk reading, otherwise as you experienced, disks won't spin

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