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I put on a ps2 disk or movie on my ps2. the cd dosen't seem to spin but the laser flashes and it moves so i tried to clean the laser. it failed. then i tap the top part of the ps2 . when i did that the laser moved but when i stop tapping it it didnt move. i reseted a couple of times but i didn't move. so i had to put tape on the top of the ps2 so that the laser can spin. while i did that i put the disk but it doesnt do a thing. the laser flashes and moves but the disk doesn't spin. What The Hell???? Someone Help!!!!!

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Your laser is dead. You've got to replace it.

That's it.

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