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Ps2 disc wont spin

At first, it would spin and said it couldnt read the disc, so i replaced the laser. now, discs wont spin at all. please help me....

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Re: ps2 disc wont spin

Try loosening the screw to the left of the laser i believe its a torx bit.( i just used a very small flathead). on my broken scph 30001 i used to have to manuallly spin the disk for it to read games so i loosened that screw and lubricated all the tracks with wheel bearing grease(white lithium would be better but i work on cars so it's what i had.

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