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Disc not spinning

I used a few online tutorials to help me take apart and clean my ps2. then i noticed that when i pluged it back in to test to see if it works the rubber piece that sits under the disc, turns for like a second and stops. i have triend turning it off, restarting , every time it just spins for a second and then stops. need help asap...

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Re: disc not spinning

It only means your lens cant read anythin try to adjust ur lens again until it works properly.

Posted on Jul 10, 2007

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Re: disc not spinning

What it sounds like is that you may have tried to save money by cleaning yourself, but you either moved the lens or cracked it. so you need to send it in to a repair shop to get it adjusted or have it replaced. So you are looking at about $35 to $70. Thanks, Connie

Posted on Jun 25, 2007

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When I put the game into the PS2, it doesn't read the disc and then it goes into this browser/ configuration loop.

this often happens when either the disc is bad or you have a hard drive problem, you can try to unplug it for about 20 minutes and try again also try a cd cleaner for the console ,it will clean the eye that reads the disc if after that it still does not work you can take it to a computer shop to have the hard drive tested...hope this helps

Dec 31, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Ps 2 disc wont turn

I had this same issue with my PS2, honestly I think it was something to do with the laser eye reader that reads the disc, when it is dirty the disc won't even spin or attempt to read it.

you can either take an air compressor and when the ps2 is off, have the disc tray open and blow the dust out of it.

Or, i personally would take the ps2 apart and clean the diode itself with some rubbing alcohol. Just don't void your warranty or somehow break it.

This article will help you with disassembly: Hope this helps!

Mar 18, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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PS2 won't read disk sometimes

I've helped someone else with a similar problem here:

It's not enough to use a disk to clean the laser lens. You have to take the PS2 apart and clean the lens manually. Nicotine, Incense, diffusers, and other smokes and just time itself clouds the lens. Not only that but the part that the disk sits and spins on needs to be cleaned over time as well to assure the disk is in proper alignment and Is not just kinda spinning on the spindle.

In that link i posted above you be led to directions on how to take apart your PS2 and what parts to clean. The instructions I have posted in that tutorial is for the (FAT) PS2 model not SLIMLINE. If you have a slimline model you don't have to take apart anything just open your cover and clean the parts in the video.

Hope that helps,


Nov 30, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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PS2 not reading disks

Your lazer lense has bit the dust. Depending on your model type the first gen systems lazers are very easy to replace. The later versions sony made it harder to replace. You can find out what model you have by looking at the back of your PS2 then you can either call sony or go to there website and find out what generation PS2 you have. Then go from there. Hope this helps

May 08, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Sony playstation 2 console problem

clean the lense with some alochol.

Dec 05, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Disc won't spin,

If your PS2 slim console is chipped for playing fake games then try it by replacing the modification IC otherwise replace the lens with new one and your problem should be solved.

Aug 21, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Disc read error

To fix this problem, you will need to open your PS2 and re-adjust its lens. To open your PS2, first turn it upside down. Remove the 4 rubber feet and 6 square tabs (circled in the picture) by sliding a flat screwdriver (or something similar) underneath them.

May 11, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Disc not spinning

Hello, please check the model of the optical unit and purchase the new (original) one. Then you can change the optical taking care that mechanical alignment should stay the same as before replacement. Hope that this will solve your problem. Best regards, Arpi

Apr 13, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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PS2 problem

It's likely the lazer lens is out of alignment or requires replacing. Did your dvd cleaner also have a lens aligning part to it, you normally go through a spoken instruction(go to track 2 etc), as cleaning is sometimes not the only required solution.

Jan 08, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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