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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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Re: ps2 drive not rotating when a disc is loaded

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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