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Disc won't spin

I have got PS2 SCPH-30002 and when I turn it on everything works but ehen i put a disc in it wont spin. I had it openned and the laser head tries to read the disc then the disc moves by less then quarter of the circle and thats it. On the tv it shows the browsing screen and id doesnt even detect the disc. Is there any way how to repair it? I tried to cleen everything with no difference. I am not sure but i think that the previous owner tried to repair it because there were some screw covers missing and also the serial number was scratched out... Thanx

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Re: Disc won't spin

I hate to be the bearer or bad tidings, but it sounds like the previous owner tried to repair the DVD tray and failed. You might want to take the unit apart and see if there are any internal screws missing. If there are any missing, it can definitely cause issues with the spin up on the DVD tray. If everything is intact, you may have to replace the DVD tray. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Posted on Jun 29, 2007

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Version 1 - SCPH-30001, 10 screws on bottom of case, serial no. starts with "U1"
Version 2 - SCPH-30001, 10 screws on bottom of case, serial no. starts with "U0"
Version 3 - SCPH-30001, 10 screws on bottom of case, serial no. starts with "U2"
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Version 5 - SCPH-30000R, 30001R, 30002R, 30003R, 30004R, or 30006R. Also, some SCPH-30000, 30001, 30002, 30003, and 30004 models have a V5/V6

NOTE: Version 5 & 6 - the difference between these two versions is one of the connectors in the corner.

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Version 12 - The new slimline PS2 consoles are referred to as PSTwo here, but elsewhere they are also known as "v12" units... their numbers are SCPH-70011/SCPH-70012, and also SCPH-70004 CB (Belgium).

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