If your spindle has stopped spinning, it will most likely be 1 of 2 problems. Either your spindle motor has burnt up, or even though it is very unlike, a lead wire that supplies the power to the spindle has became disconnected. Now, if the case it the burnt up spindle motor, there are hundreds of motors for every kind of PS on, of course, E-Bay. If the problem is for some reason, a soldered wire has broken from the motor. It is very simple to re-attach the lead with a quick touch from a soldering iron. I hope this has helped.
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Following could be the reasons for not spinning any PS2 disc:
A dirty laser. Try cleaning the laser and see if it helps. If you can
see crust or dust covering the laser eye, it may not be strong enough
to read anything at all. If the laser looks clean, this is probably not
WATCH this video to clean lens
An unplugged laser cable. These things normally do not come out by
themselves, but if you opened the ps2 that was spinning OK to clean the
laser and/or removed the laser to clean it, plugged it in, now it's
spinning 1/2 of a turn, the laser cable may not be in securely. If it
is in securely, make sure it is plugged into the motherboard end
A dead laser. On models 30001, 35001, and some 30001R, this is the most
likely issue. These models are old and the original lasers were a bit
No Spin At AllIf your spindle hub is NOT SPINNING AT ALL, NOT EVEN 1/2 OF A TURN,
it may be bad or unplugged. A tell tale sign of it being unplugged is
if you hit eject, the laser moves down the rail, and starts grinding
because the PS2 keeps trying to move it down the rail even though it
hit the end. There's a small switch on the spindle hub that tells the
unit to stop pushing the laser because it's reached the end. Spindle
hubs usually do not go bad by themselves, usually either the PS2 too a
bad fall and it became bent [try spinning it by hand], or someone the
cable out and put it in too many times [or incorrectly] and the silver
contacts on the cable were detached.
sounds like a faulty spindle. this is the part that spins your cd for the laser to read. if your using a fat ps2 its prolly the spindle. if your using a slim ps2 it could be the laser causing the problem not the spindle. the slim ps2 laser make the spindle work. if the laser isnt working right the cd might not spin or it might not spin fast enough or flat enough.
Well, there is 2 switch. one at the back left of the cd tray and one one the reset /power switch.
both sitch have to be close in order for the disk to spin.
If you try this dont forget to put a disk on the spindle as you will start the laser. this is for your safety.
then, if the disk does not spin, then you can try replacing the laser. or at least verify the ribbon cable that is hook to it. if the ribbon cable is not well inside the plug the laser might move but again the disk won t spin.
it is related to each other, the PS2 seem to verify the laser prior to start the spindle so what ever happend to the laser affect the spindle.
and then, if you buy a new laser lens, don't forget to remove the soldering bridge. it is a small ball that is use to avoid static while shiping the lens.
most of the seller will include a small peace of paper with procedure and also there is web site with picture of this soldering bridge.
I replace some of them, and I have to say that the small plastic lock for the ribbon cable to the lens has been an issue and the soldering bridge another one.
but I got most of the PS2 back and running by replacing the laser.
I hope this will help you.
ok...well all of you people are just **** him!
the actual problem is that you probably dropped the ps2 and the case lid got a bit lose......
what you have to do (if you dont want to buy a whole ps2 case again) is tap the ps2 on the top of the lid when it goes into the cd browser screen and it will work perfectly fine
just make sure you dont tap i too hard or else we will have another problem...lol!
you will have to buy a new laser motor you can buy them on the net and they are easy enough to fit this is a commen problem most people throw the ps2 away as they think it cant be repaired but they can they r reasonably priced but a lot cheaper then buying another ps2 you should be able to fit it yourself it is easy enough a computer repairman out of the local papers will do it for you if you dont think you can do it i have seen them for sale on ebay maybe you try their first easy to do 30 min job hope this helps you out