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Ps2 Not spinning disc

Hi,

I have a PS2 and have just changed the laser. It was working fine before changing the laser.
I put it all back together and it played games fine but the cd drawer was closing by itself almost immediately after opening - meaning you had to get the cd in quickly.

So I took it apart again to fix the cd drawer problem, but now the laser does not recognise there is a disc in the machine and the disc does therefore not spin.

Any idea what could be causing this?

The laser cable is plugged in fine.

Thanks for your help.
Tom.

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