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Wont spin i have a ps2 slimline and it was working fine. I hadn;t use it for 2 weeks and now it won't read the discs, the disc doesn't even spin. It just comes up with the browser menu. How can i fix this problem? thanks

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  • naliguhcn Dec 17, 2007

    mine just goes to the browser and system configuration menu when i put the disk in

  • valsky Dec 18, 2007

    MIne is very similar to it.. wherein the disc doesn't spin and it won't read right? But when i leave it and i try to turn it on after a week.. it will sometimes play and as long as i don't turn it off it works out fine? Do you think that it's still the lense? Because if it is then it wouldn't play the disc at all right?? (by the way i also have a PS2 Slimline) Thanks in advance.


  • tj7799 Dec 24, 2007

    the disk in the playstation slimline isnt even spinning

  • mousetrap Apr 28, 2008

    Just goes to the system configuration and browser menu.

  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    Hi ,

    i have problem with PS2 slim . The laser lens try to read , but the

    disc doesnt spin . Whats wrong ?? thank you .

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    Disc won't spin. We opened the case up and cleaned the lense and drive, but it still won't work. Only the browser menu comes on the screen.

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    says its reading the disc but nothing ever happens

  • Anonymous Aug 23, 2008

    i have a ps2 that doesn't spin the discs. every now and then it decides to work but more often than not i just get the browser menu

  • DavidFredy Sep 10, 2008

    i touch the lens and now not working i have ps2 slim it takes for ever to get to the main menue it like not reading the disc

  • junk123 Sep 10, 2008

    Everytime i try playing any game, it doesn't read it or start spinning, and it takes me to the browser menu.

  • Anonymous Sep 12, 2008

    Hi, got a new slim ps2 off trademe a wile ago, got it chipped. worked fine for over 2 month then stuffed out, no longer reading disks? please help me!

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    my ps2 slim doesnt turn either and i love that thing iz there any wayz to fix it?



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Check the following image with red marking area and if problem is not solved you better change the lens with a new one.

Posted on Aug 27, 2007

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I gave mine a gentle but steady shake in the upright position and it suddenly started spinning. Left it balancing upright and its working. So who knows, id go with it being the gold screw for the laser, i havent opened it but maybe i moved it back in place.

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Ignore everything other than #1. This was used for another problem as well. If you take a look, the object labeled as #1 is what keeps your disc from spinning. it's a dirty trick from Sony, as far as I can tell, given the motor turns off with the console or whe you open the cover. Anyway, if you clip the tip of that off with a toenail clipper it shouldn't impede the discs anymore.

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@ waterfron & shasta425: Which Gold Screw? Can u please Post a Picture of it to

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Thanks for the advide on where it may need cleaning...I found the long gold screw thing had come out of it's position.
This prevented the disk from slipped back into place no problems.
I went to a few gaming shops and they offered a trade in with $38 off the price of a second hand one $180.
They also told me it would cost me just as much to repair as it would to replace. Bloody rip offs!
Now my 8month old playstation is in perfect working order.

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Send your Playstation to fopr repair. It is easier that way. If you dont want to send it out. You need to open the Case and break the warranty seal. REmove the top half of the cover. At the back left corner of hte Disc drive asy. depress the limit switches to fool the Laser into believing the door is shut. Then while holding the limit down reset the unit by pressing the little button on the front right corner. Does your laser light up? Does your cd motor spin? If you answer no to either one of those questions, email If you answer yes to both, get a magnifying mask and look at the Laser lens closely for any obstruction. Clean it if you find some then retest.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

Try cleaning the lense with alchol content. If it doesan work then you may have to take it to Sony centre. Its quite a common pproblem. Ps2 lense is very powerful. It doesnt read discs with scratches. Try to play new disc after cleaning the disc. If your console is out of warranty then you may wish to open it and clean the lense. Cheers, BBB

Posted on Aug 25, 2007

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The diagram posted by ansfarid helped me out. The long, gold-colored screw-like part had come unhooked at one end. I put it back and it's working fine now.

My symptoms were the same as many others reported here - disc wouldn't spin, laser wouldn't come on.

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