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PS2 disc won't read or turn

All of the sudden my PS2 (slim) won't turn disc. I've listened to the console and makes a clicking sound like it's trying to turn the disc. when I open the disc cover the disc sits in the same position. I've tried all my games (7+) and all the same results.

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Re: PS2 disc won't read or turn

I'll probably need to service it like you said but I got it temporarly working by bracing it on it's side rather than laying flat. I hope this works a little longer before I really need to serive it because money is tight right now. Thanks Cerfer39

Posted on Sep 27, 2007

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Re: PS2 disc won't read or turn

Hi Blacknmild, You will not be able to tell the disc is spinning once the door is open. you have to open the slim up and simulate the door being closed by pressing the button switches at the left rear corner of the disc drive, and just behind the reset switch at the same time. Chcek out my repair site if you need service.

Posted on Sep 27, 2007

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