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Ps2 drive not rotating when a disc is loaded

All my game discs are not being read by my ps2 unit. My unit is of the slim type. When I put in a disc, power on the unit, it displays the Browser screen on my TV,. When I select browser option, it displays only the memory card icon; no disc icon. Also, i touched the unit while it's on, it felt like the disc drive is not moving. Is the drive defective?

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  • raajeshadus Mar 17, 2009

    actually i used my laptops charger instead of my playstation adoptor.so thats where it began.the drive is not at all running.

  • kategee Apr 21, 2009

    Exact same thing happening to mine - although I think my wee boy stood on the actual console ! Might attempt to clean it anyway and see what happens - let you know if I get it back together again !

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The only thing that you can do for your slimline is isolate the problem. For one thing, it could be a simple cleaning. Try placing some rubbing alcohol on one tip of a cotton swab and run it over the lens of the laser. Make sure to take the other end of the cotton swab and dry the lens afterwards (a wet lens is no good!). That does the trick most of the time. If that doesn't work for you, then you will need to be prepared to take your console apart and diagnose the issue or spend some dough to let an expert fix it for you.

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1) Start up the PS2 with no disc in it.
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