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Disc won't spin,

Ps2 slim, disc won't spin. I've had it apart & the laser traverses in, red beam comes on for a split sec, lens kisses the disc then nothing. The disc doesn't spin.Tried cleaning lens with alcohol. Any ideas?

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  • deapea Aug 27, 2007

    Thanks for the reply. Can anyone tell me where I can get a replacement lens from?

  • deapea Aug 27, 2007

    Thanks again, My model number is SCPH-70003 is this compatable with the laser on your link? This model number is not listed on the link

  • deapea Aug 27, 2007

    Thanks very much for your help, looks like I'll buy a new lens.

  • deapea Aug 28, 2007

    I'm a bit confused now as I have recieved different advice, see below, from another site. I would appreciate your thoughts.
    Thanks.

    I am 99% sure it is not the laser, as I have been fixing PS2's for a while, and the symptoms you suggest indicate a drive chip failiure.
    It may be the hub, but I doubt it.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    the consual keeps saying that there isn't any data on the discs, even though ive tried four different discs. it also wont spin the discs

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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.

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

  • Farid Ansari Aug 27, 2007

    Just as the older Playstation 2 systems, the slim is no different. Faulty lasers. So how do you know which laser to purchase? There are 3 different lasers we've seen for the slim ps2. The PVR802W, which is manufactured by Mitsumi. The KHM-430 which is manufactured by Sony and the SPU laser which is manufactured by Philips. If you have a KHM430 you can replace it with the PVR802W and vice versa. The philips laser operates at a different voltage and you can only replace it with another Philips laser. So here's how to tell which laser you have! refer to image below
    Check this site you can get a new lens from here. http://store.richspsxparts.com/v12laser....

  • Farid Ansari Aug 27, 2007

    No problem about model no: because it is not compulsory that in all SCPH-70003 model you will get only one type of lens so you have to just check it out which type (PVR802W, KHM-430, 3170SPU) is yours lens, after selecting particular type you can confirm it with the seller before purchasing.

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