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Faulty PS2 v12

Ps2 works fine except for spindle motor not working.The laser beam on the laser unit is not visible, but the laser head tracks up and down and the laser moves back and forth. I have checked the resistors where the diode fix is placed, they all test fine. I traced the tracks from the spindle motor to the rs2004f and they are all intact. Please help

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Best Solution: Purchase a cronit wire (the blue type, not green) from RadioShack for about $3. Unplug the unit & remove the back cover. At the lower left side - locate the Parker-laser mechanism. Splice one end of the cronit wire and attach it to the source then connect it to the center module (if no port is available - piggy back it onto another blue cronit wire) you'll see.

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Hello shaundiane, first of all try by replacing the optical block unit. If the problem persists, continue with replacing the RS2004FS driver IC. Best regards, Arpi

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