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PlayStation2 Not Spinning

My PS2 won't spin when there is a disc in.  What solutions are there?

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Re: PlayStation2 Not Spinning

This is a common problem you will need to buy a new laser pack i have seen these for sale on ebay and their not to expensive they are easy enough to replace as the wires to the laser are connected useing a pushin connector their is nothing else you can do as they cant be repaired if you dont think you can do it yourself their should be people in your locall paper who repair computers they shouldnt charge much for fitting it but if you get them to buy the part they will charge you a lot more so i sugest buy it your self and then get someone to fit it for you but it is easy to do yourself just dont touch none of the circuit board make sure its unplugged dont touch nothing else cus the static from your body can blow a chip in you ps but their should be no need to do this just remember how it comes apart but remember takng it apart voids any waranty witch has probably ran out due to you posting this problem but if you have waranty left sony will replace the console for you hope this helps................

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

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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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