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Ps2 hi ps2 not spinning disc can you help

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    my ps2 will start to spin the disk for like 3 seconds and then stops

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    i opened the psp...and the disc spins and then just stops

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    hey i have a problem with my playstation. when it starts up it will spin for like 1 second and then stop and nothing else happens. sometimes if i tap on it, it will slowly start to catch and finally spin for about 30 seconds and then stop. i have cleaned the lens and tried every click on the alignment dial. do you have any tips for me.



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This could be a couple of things.  Have you opened it to see if it is not spinning or is it spinning them and just stops.  If it is spinning and just stops, then this is a Laser problem.  There are a few ways to fix this.  Let me know and I will help you out.

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