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Disc wont spin

I can turn it on and the disk wont spin

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Re: disc wont spin

I searched the net for this, and the conclusion is that whatever it is Lens or Motor (90% chances that it is the lens) you have to get it replaced by a professional...I'm afraid there's no quick fix for this !

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

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I tried every thing but my ps2 just wont spin.can some one tell me wut to do because im am bored out my mined

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

Re: disc wont spin

Mine had the same issue (PS2 Fat version). I adjusted the lens but it would not spin at all, except for when I placed a small dumb bell on top of the playstation, as if putting force down on the center of the cd. It started to spin, remove dumb bell, stops spinning, add dumb bell, starts spinning. So yeah, its most likely some faulty issue on the laser or the motor. But now I can play, although there is a dumb bell on top of my playstation

CAUTION: the dumb bell I used is just heavy enough to apply force at the top, but not heavy enough to break the playstation, i think its a 1 or 3 pound dumb bell.

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

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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.

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Well, This has happened to me before. If you are insistent that you do not have to replace it, then see if a friend has an old ps2 he or she doesn't use anymore, because your motor is dead. Its not going to spin, and you need a whole new drive portion of the ps2. basically, your disk wont spin, and the laser wont read it. honestly, right now, Gamestop is selling ps2's for like 40$. you should just go buy a new one.

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the thing is, there can be 2 things.
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  • Or, your Disc tray is not closed properly. For solving this, try to keep somehitng heavy upon the disc tray, and then try.
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Ps3 wont read any disk

If you can't hear the disc spin it means that the lens is gone.
Purchase a mechanism KES-400 AAA and replace it (if you do not have warranty).
If the disc spins and does not load it might be the blu ray board. I have one with the same issue and I don't know how to pair a new board with the existing motherboard.

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My ps3 wont spin any disk what can i do to fix it

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Disk wont spin?

If its still under warranty, and the seal hasn't been cracked, contact Microsoft.

Try what hijackthis1 suggested, if that doesn't fix it, try this.

Since you have the 360 apart, and the top cover off of the dvd drive, here we go...

There's a circular cut-out that's glued to the top cover that you removed from the dvd drive, right below the sticker with all of the drive information. I was able to pop out the cut-out. After that you now have (3) pieces in your hand, the cover, cut-out, and a plastic piece.

Connected the dvd drive back in the 360 with the top cover off.

Put a game or movie in the drive, don't hit the eject botton, just put the disc in the tray.

Now with the disc in the tray, put the plastic piece in the center of the disc. Its magnetic, so it should kind of lock in to place.

Connect the power/av cords in the 360 and turn her on.

You should see the disc try to spin. (It may spin once or a couple times around, but it will stop). When you see the disc start to spin, GENTLE, spin/turn the disc in the direction in wants to go. It should load the game or dvd with no problems.

Reassemble the cover and put back on the dvd drive.

Now use the eject botton, and try games and dvds.

If disc fails to spin, do process over again.

I've done this with one of my 360's with no problems.
The drive I used was an Hitachi 0059DJ.

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