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Disc won't spin so I can't play the game/DVD/CD

This happened to my slimline design PS2 console.
Everytime I turn my PS2 on, the disc won't spin (I put the disc correctly and shut the disc tray) so now I can't play on my PS2. However, it can still identify memory cards. Now what should I do?

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Replace the motor. The motor has burned out causing the disc not to spin.

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