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Slimline PS2 disc not spinning

Hi, I read a similar problem to mine on this forum earleir. The only difference is that my problem relates to my slimline PS2. I put the disc in (any disc, PS2 game or DVD) and the disc doesn't spin and the console starts up as though there is no disc in it. Please help!

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Re: Slimline PS2 disc not spinning

My friend i have a ps2 that its cd does not rotate ( i open it completely ) and the lens is working the lens is producing a red ray and it is movinng up and down but just the cd motor doesnot rotate so i checked the smd fuses using my fluke dgital multimeter i found one that is open when i replace it the ps2 work perfectly fine for your information the smd fuses are marked ps1 ps2 ps3 ps4 etc

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