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My playstation rattles and wont play

My PS2 switches on OK but when i put a disc in to play it spins and makes a rattling noise and nothing else happens.

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  • amandarae729 Nov 12, 2008

    My ps2 just rattles and won't read the disc!

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I had exactly the same problem. I bought a cleaning disk, inserted it into my consol (try placing it both sides up) I left it running for about a minute and it worked fine

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That "rattling" noise is probably a malfunction with the carriage. It could be several different things, but in my experience a problem like that is nothing more than gunk built up on the carriage guides or cables prohibiting proper movement & loading of the disc. This is common in consoles that sit on carpet constantly, have pets around them, or have smokers around. It's also possible that the gear that controls the height of the lens assembly either overheated or just wore out, causing it to be uneven & therefore hit the carriage. Sometimes that can be fixed without replacing the part. If you do have to replace the part, they can be had cheaply on Ebay.
Here is a link to a repair guide that will walk you through the disassembly & lens gear adjustment. Just blow the console out with a can of compressed air to clean it. Be careful when cleaning the carriage assembly; If you rub off the grease that is on there you will have to relubricate it!

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