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Slim line ps2

Power comes on but nothing spins. I took it apart to clean the laser but no red beam comes on like i have read should happen...what is that battery that attaches to the board??? could that need to be replaced??? HElp Me Thanks

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Re: slim line ps2

Refix the cable in connector below lens and regarding battery that attached to the board is nothing to do with this problem it just provides a small backup current for motherboard to prevent form erasing of user's data for eg: clock setting,languages etc.

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Ps2 slim will not spin disk i have cleaned everything inside everything seems to be working normally yet the disk wont spin

If you have removed the cover and cleaned the glass laser eye lens unit, then the laser lens motor is faulty.

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Playstation 2 slim will not read discs. disc inserted and door closed still nothing happens. no laser movement, nothing.

There are THREE reasons that a Slim PS2 will not read discs. I willstart from most common and end at the least common (almost rare)problem.

1. A bad laser. Lasers labor on Playstation 2 [and all other videogame] consoles. They eventually fail, especially if you use your PS2as a DVD player. You can find Slim PS2 lasers at the followingwebsite. They are pretty simple to replace:

2. There are two "lid closed" sensors on the Slim Playstation 2. Theylet the PS2 know that the lid is shut and it should scan for a disc. Sometimes one or both of these sensors can become broken. It doesn'treally happen by itself... usually if someone drops the console, one orboth of the sensors can break or become dislodged.

3. A Bad Motherboard: This is rare. We mostly see this if someoneinstalled a mod chip into the system and it eventually fails.

Click into the following website for Do It Yourself troubleshooting todetermine why your PS2's discs aren't spinning, and how to fix it.

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Why don't you just take it to Best Buy or where ever you got it from and then exchange it or you could return it and git your $ back!!!!!!!and rate this Fix Ya please!!!!!

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ok...well all of you people are just **** him! the actual problem is that you probably dropped the ps2 and the case lid got a bit lose...... what you have to do (if you dont want to buy a whole ps2 case again) is tap the ps2 on the top of the lid when it goes into the cd browser screen and it will work perfectly fine just make sure you dont tap i too hard or else we will have another!

Nov 17, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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PS2 wont spin games

if it reads the silver ones it should read the other i would have said change the laser but as you have done this i could be that it has over heated and their is no way of curring this have you tried playing the blue ones on another ps2 if this is not the problem then their is nothing you can do other than sell yours for spares or buy a broken one you can get them off ebay cheap as you no your laser works usually the one people sell that dont work is the laser so you could put the laser into the one you buy then you should have no probs sorry this isnt nothing else you can do

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PS2 slim Power Problem - Light is red goes green but nothing else.

Hi Leostg,


I have seen this a couple of times.  Lightning or an overload has burned up the motherboard. Its not a fuse, its a fried Emotion Engine processor.   Best advice on dead motherboard is to probably total it unless you can get a low price motherboard replacement. My cost on a new motherboard for slim is about $55.  If you want it fixed, replace the motherboard.  Really you may be able to get another Slim for $55 or less. If you look on ebay  for another motherboard do not take any chances on used motherboards. Go for a broken slim model that will boot up but want read discs. When you get one that boots up, use its motherboard in your Slim.  This will be your best deal at getting your slim up and running once more.

Please give me a Solved vote. I believe you only get one vote and its locked.   I have put a lot into your solution and hope you will show appreciation by voting solved.

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Many Problems regarding PS2 Slim

Hi NateQ, Sorry about no one paying attention to your problem for so long. I just got started about a month ago. I have been repairing video Game consoles for over a decade though. Your problem is that your slim has a melted down laser and lens assembly. The unit is dirty. You will need a new disc drive and a thorough cleaning to get it back in service. The problem about the power light is due to excessive dust buildup shorting out the components on the motherboard. The video output is also comprimised by dust and dirt. The disc spinning is possibly comprimised by hair wrapped around the disc drive spindle. If you want, I can thoroughly detail clean your PS2 slim and replace the disc drive for $38 plus shipping both ways. Contact

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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.

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