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PS2 won't spin a disc

My PS2 slim was dropped on the floor, now it won't spin a disc at all.  When I hit enter on the browser, it says "no data".  I have taken it apart, and see nothing that is obviously broken.  Any ideas?  Thank you.

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Re: PS2 won't spin a disc

Take it to technician because it happen also to our PS2 and you can do nothing about it but to take it to a technician.

Posted on Oct 31, 2007

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I have a playstation 2 slim here. It wont spin the

Is that the only disc you seem to be having the problem with?? If so try getting the disc repair kit and using that. I had the same problem with mine but it was only some of the discs. The ps2 slim can be very sensitive and even the slightest defect in a disc will cause it not to recognize there is even a disc there.

Oct 17, 2013 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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We have a PS 2 slim silver console and the discs won't spin.

If its still under warranty then send it back to Sony to fix it. If not the problem probably is one of the tabs that trigger the switches might be broken off. the tabs are the plastic protrusions on the lid. if the switches are not hit the ps2 will think the lid is still open and will not spin the disc.

Apr 26, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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PS2 Slim Disc Wont Spin

Sounds like the laser has gone out. The unit will not try to spin unless the laser can see the disc. A new laser can be picked up on ebay for less than $10

Nov 27, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Ps2 slim will not spin disk i have cleaned everything inside everything seems to be working normally yet the disk wont spin

If you have removed the cover and cleaned the glass laser eye lens unit, then the laser lens motor is faulty.

Nov 10, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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When after powering up and I had press enter, it would say CAN NOT READ DISC.

There are THREE reasons that a Slim PS2 will not read discs. I will start from most common and end at the least common (almost rare) problem.

1. A bad laser. Lasers labor on Playstation 2 [and all other video game] consoles. They eventually fail, especially if you use your PS2 as a DVD player. You can find Slim PS2 lasers at the following website. They are pretty simple to replace:

2. There are two "lid closed" sensors on the Slim Playstation 2. They let the PS2 know that the lid is shut and it should scan for a disc. Sometimes one or both of these sensors can become broken. It doesn't really happen by itself... usually if someone drops the console, one or both of the sensors can break or become dislodged.

3. A Bad Motherboard: This is rare. We mostly see this if someone installed a mod chip into the system and it eventually fails.

Click into the following website for Do It Yourself troubleshooting to determine why your PS2's discs aren't spinning, and how to fix it.

Nov 10, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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How to fix a slim ps2 when the disc wont spin it turns on and just goes straight to the browser menu its the slim version ceramic white one i tried going into it and connecting the ribbons inside and still...

Have you tried cleaning the lens? using a DVD disc cleaner or a cotton bud and some methylated spirits.
If that doesnt fix it the lens is knackered, common fault on PS2 consoles.

Nov 04, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Sony PS2 discs that were previously used with memory card will not read. other games with no memory work fine. Discs are spinning but browser says disc could not be read.

everything you'll need...this is very common on the ps2 is it a slim or the big one...if it is the fat one here try this :)

Dec 27, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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ok my friend is olde and slim so what we did to temporlary fix it is clean disc and put the ps2 standing up and see if it spins . if it doenst open and then spin it by hand . then try it again contact me at and have the subject

" ps2 not spinning because i am carefull bout new viruse going around on this kind of computer

Aug 23, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Disc doesnt spin, ps2 slim

Does this problem apply to ALL of your discs? If not, then first, when putting your discs in the tray, be sure that ALL of the three PINS on the tray that holds the disc are locked in place, meaning they should all be sticking out on the hole of your DVD. This happened to me a lot...heheh...then, if this problem apply to all of your disc, There probably is a problem with the lens of your PS2...either slim or the fat one...then the only solution is to have your lens replaced...sorry, but i don't know how much it cost now...

Jul 21, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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Disc won't spin. Disc doesn't show up in browser

You got a problem with the lasers data getting back to the Motherboard.
One of these could be your problem

  1. Laser lens is melted. Look at the lens with a magnifying glass to see if it or its supporting frame is melted. REplace the laser in this case.
  2. The ribbon Cable going from the Laser to the motherboard is damaged or loose.
  3. Your laser is burned out. Press the two interlock to override the door being open, to see if the laser even lights up. 2 switches, one at rear left corner, one behind the On/reset switch.
  4. Your Laser is dirty and needs cleaning look at it with a magnifying Glass to make sure you got it clean. Use Q-tip and window glass cleaner, not alcohol.

Nov 25, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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