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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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Re: 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.

Posted on Aug 22, 2007

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