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Problem with ps2

Disk not spinning when loading

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  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    The disk wont spin when i put it in and the lens is clean by the way i have the older ps2

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    when i put the game in the eye moves back and forth but the disk dosnt move at all

  • nirishvivek Feb 01, 2009

    some of the local cds are not supported by ps2 usually but when i press its upper cover slightly it may works



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The laser is either dirty or burned out. When the disc does not spin, it usually is becasue the controller does not see any initial data coming from the laser. Clean your laser and see if you get any response. Post a repsonse if you need further assistance.

Posted on Nov 04, 2007


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