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Disc not spinning

Hi I have took apart my PS2 console to clean out the dust after I could not get the console to read disc I have notice that the disc was not spining it only did about a 1/4 of a turn at a time I looked on the internet but the only thing that they had was disc errror which is not my problem, it does not spin when I put in a disc if you can help me please email me at TY

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The driver's motors IC is damaged

Posted on May 11, 2007

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T Y I just cleaned the lens and it work fine now thank you for the help

Posted on Apr 30, 2007

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You may need to remove the entire disc componet from the unit, check the underside of this, and make sure that the wire is properly inserted into its holder.

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Re: disc not spinning

Hello, please check the model of the optical unit and purchase the new (original) one. Then you can change the optical taking care that mechanical alignment should stay the same as before replacement. Hope that this will solve your problem. Best regards, Arpi

Posted on Apr 13, 2007

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When you put in the dics, and on the screen says not reading disc

Disc read errors are mainly due to weak or dirty lens you should try cleaning lens first.
When your PS2 lens is covered by dust it wont allow laser to read disc so its better to clean your PS2 lens first,if problem still exists then your PS2 lens is weak and you will have to take it to Sony repairer for service.I recommend all of PS2 owners to keep their PS2 at dust free environment.

Watch this video it will help you to learn how to clean your PS2,its easy you can do it at home.
Wish you good luck and hope cleaning lens will solve your problem. Thank you!

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Ps 2 disc wont turn

I had this same issue with my PS2, honestly I think it was something to do with the laser eye reader that reads the disc, when it is dirty the disc won't even spin or attempt to read it.

you can either take an air compressor and when the ps2 is off, have the disc tray open and blow the dust out of it.

Or, i personally would take the ps2 apart and clean the diode itself with some rubbing alcohol. Just don't void your warranty or somehow break it.

This article will help you with disassembly: Hope this helps!

Mar 18, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ah yes the dreaded DRE... time to replace your ps2 dude, this is the easiest and least headache solution.

Logged too many hours on those poor machines ;)

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Your lazer lense has bit the dust. Depending on your model type the first gen systems lazers are very easy to replace. The later versions sony made it harder to replace. You can find out what model you have by looking at the back of your PS2 then you can either call sony or go to there website and find out what generation PS2 you have. Then go from there. Hope this helps

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clean the lense with some alochol.

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Hi Willhayes79, Test to see if the PS2 will read any Discs it is supposed to read. Try CD, CDR, PS1, PS2 Blue, PS2 silver, DVD. It might read something. To repair open the case, and clean everything in sight. Dust is your enemy. ?When you get to the lens, Use a Q-tip lightly damped with Rubbing Alcohol to swab the lens clean. Then dry it. You may have to completely disassemble the PS2 all the way to get all the dust. I believe Dust is shorting out your disc drive spindle. If your not comfortable with fully disassembling you playstation, Then go to and they may do a Cleaning and Tuning for $20 plus shipping.

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