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PS2 Slim Silv won't turn on laser or move, disk no move...HELP..

My PS2 slim silv is giving me XXXL problems.....

Here are the stats.........

-Turns On - Green from Red
-Fan Turns On
-Laser doesn't move
-Laser does not turn on
-Disk does not spin

I did a laser replacement but still no improvement......

Any ideas on fixes or replacements?

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When you replaced the laser, did you remove the shorting solder connection? These lasers are shorted to prevent static electricity from damaging the optics. There is an area on the optics that has a solder bridge that needs to be removed for proper operation. Check that first.

Let me know if you need anything else.

Dan

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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