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Disc won't spin... laser doesn't come on...

The ps2 (slimline) will not read any disc. the laser does not appear to come on at all... i think this may be why it does not spin because if the laser isn't reading, then it won't know that there is a disc that should be spinning???? can anyone tell me if this is right? if so, what am i going to need to replace and where can i find what i need???

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  • loco gamer Nov 18, 2007

    my slimline ps2 discs won't be read it won't spin and the light won't change from red to green

  • derekf116 Nov 23, 2007

    I have the same exact problem

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2007

    Disc will not spin and reads disc error

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    disc reading error

  • jo18 Nov 26, 2007

    we put game in and it wont spin

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2007

    I have this same problem...all of a sudden, my console reads "there is no data"...

  • samh Dec 08, 2007

    mine fell on the floor and the disc no longer spins

  • novasuicide Dec 11, 2007

    i also have this same problem, the disc wont spin, and the laser will not light up. i had bought a replacement laser / spindle motor set and inserted it back into the original ones place and still no luck.. any help yet?? (maybe its the motherboard / cables???)

  • Raylz Dec 16, 2007

    our disc won't spin and it says no data

  • Raylz Dec 16, 2007

    Our disc wont' spin and it comes up no data

  • drummer123 Dec 27, 2007

    Can here dics spin its not loading game help, pls email me at

    Thanx TreV

  • danlwalker Mar 17, 2008

    disc wont data

  • admur Mar 22, 2008

    I can turn it on and put the disk in and everything, but the game doesn't start. I don' t think the disk is even spinning therfore the laser is not working.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    My playstation disc doesn't spin and the light doesn't show but the unit SOUNDS like it is working (ie. if you put your ear to it the equipment makes a humming sound when turned on and stops when turned off.

  • martin678 Apr 07, 2008

    i didnt use my ps2 for one day and turned it on and the disc doesnt spin wats wrong

  • abagley33 Apr 20, 2008

    i have v 1-3 ps2 and disk wont spin and laser wont move how cn i troubleshoot this laser eye does light up and spiner moves 1/16 and stops is this the laser or snake worm gear what is the sequence of events on this thks

  • rAmB00 May 16, 2008

    yea i have the same problem. Before , when i turn on the lance used to flash once and the disk spinner used to spin onces ( i guess detecting the disk ), but i don't know what happened, when i turn it on, it boots but lasr won't flash at all neither the disk spinner?

    Any help please????

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    My PS2 turns on fine but when i put in the disc it dosen't read it goes straight to the Browser and system configuration.

  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008

    the disc wont spin. the laser does not come on at all. it doesnt play anything.

  • tharveston Aug 14, 2008

    i have the same exact problem, any fixes??

  • wendywoo24 Aug 19, 2008

    Hi I have tried to get my son's playstation 2 to play a DVD - no luck, its driving us both mad. He can play games, no problem but when we put in a DVD it comes up with Disk Error. Is there a way that you can select the DVD in options to tell it to read the disk. Help.........

  • rackletuck Dec 15, 2008

    my son,s ps2 is doing the same...please help...

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    hi. my ps2 reads most games...all of them exept for 'God of war 2". my friends ps2 reads the same disk. plz help.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    it sucks i have fixed many ps2's slim and fat but this last slim gots me mad i bought a new lens disk still wont spin and know the lens does not even beam the red laser light!

  • luis33 Jan 05, 2009

    ps2 / Disc won't spin... laser doesn't come on... problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.

  • Tester105 Jan 17, 2009

    I have the same problem after opening up my PS2 to do some maintenance. I must have moved things around and put things out of place.

    I think I'm going to invest in a new laser assembly. They cost €30-50.

    The screws don't go down the whole way for me though. I this anything to worry about? I think they should.

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    the disc wont spin and

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    my ps2 dosent seem to read discs at all in fact it dosent even spin them.

  • bwilsonfrcal Feb 22, 2009

    disk wont spin for more then a second. but i think the laser is still coming on. it says reading disk for a second then just stops. not even accompanied by a sound.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    I have an older PS2 (a 10 screw...i think a version 4 but not sure) It will spin the disk for a fraction of a second, then nothing...I opened it up and the laser is emitting a beam... could it still be my laser that is the culprit? originally i had to replace the disk drive ribbon cable and it worked for a few hours... now it stopped and I am back to square 1

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    Disc won't spin

  • nikkisixx6 Mar 22, 2009

    It just stopped spinning and now i have the message of disk read error everytime i attempt to play

  • dude_u18 Mar 24, 2009

    how many price for me repair?
    can help told me to...

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    I put my disk in and the PS1 wotn spin the disk. It was working one moment and then it stoped



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Ok...well all of you people are just **** him! the actual problem is that you probably dropped the ps2 and the case lid got a bit lose...... what you have to do (if you dont want to buy a whole ps2 case again) is tap the ps2 on the top of the lid when it goes into the cd browser screen and it will work perfectly fine just make sure you dont tap i too hard or else we will have another!

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Try to move the laser forward-back, if you have the unit open it's a good idea to perform some routine cleaning, preferably using a can of air, and check for areas such as the worm drive, and guide arms that may need re-greasing, as these parts can affect the operation of the console if they are dry. if it not work, there is two switch are used to runing laser. 1-eject switch ,2-loading switch. see on pictuce below.

Disc won't spin... laser doesn't come on... - ba8e6c5.jpg
Pls post back should you need additional information. Hopefully this helps.

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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    well, If you see "Disc Read Error" or "No Data" onscreen, the consoles have bad laser/optical, ( In this case, you can hearing if the dics still spinning). you can see if the laser can't focus if you have the unit open and play DVD disc.

    Try to cleaning the lens, using some 99% rubbing Alcohal and Q-Tips. If this does not work, then you laser is bad. you'll have Replacement the laser. (PVR-802 or KHM-430 ps2 slim laser model).

    When the power light won't change from red to green, you'll have Replacement the ribbon cable of "Eject/power switch" as same pic above.

    Pls post back should you need additional information. Hopefully this helps. ^_^


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I cleaned the laser a stated but wasn't sure if it was the problem til i seen the picture where the switches are. so when you have your console open you hold down on those 2 switches, i used the flat end of a colored pencil for the one towards the back and used my finger on the one in the front, then with a disc on the on the spindle push the reset button and keep holding the switches and if your laser is not dead you will see it move and read.
Thank you for the picture! Be careful not to touch anything else, not sure what you could get shocked from.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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The lens assembly is directly associated with a non spinning disk issue.

Here was my situation.

I purchased a used PS2 slim from an ebay seller that had the disk read error. I bought another lens from another ebay seller and when installed it, the disk would not spin. I then replaced the new lens assembly with my old one and the disk started spinning again but I still had the disk read error. I contacted the seller to send me a replacement lens assembly for the defective one I received.

Bottom line is if your lens assembly is bad, the disk will not spin. You can replace the lens assembly for about $4 or $5 on ebay.

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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Check the lens.i have the same problem.
i disassemble it and clean the lens using a cotton bud.
i push the lens holder to align the lens to the center of the metal frame casing.
then is test it and it running good.

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Well i know what the problem is , it is the laser obviously as a past experience i have seen that the laser just burns out the only thing you can do is replace the laser your self and buy the part on ebay (laser model number is on the laser near underside) or send it in to sony which is much more expensive .This generally applies to people with the slim line console that has the top of the laser looking white

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SOLUTION; Okay, so today i was playing a DVD like normal, and turned off the ps2 (slim) for the day, then at midnight i wanted to play and the disc just WONT start spinning at all, the laser didnt move either, i feaked, after reading all your advice here, i unscrewed and opened the ps2, then i tried starting it and presing manualy the two points (see image above @solution 3) AND IT MOVED (i saw the damn red light from the laser, i hope it doest affect the eyes from arm distance), tried with a disc and it was playing normaly, finaly i screwed the case back, and it works again, i really don't know what happened, somehow the lid wasn't pressing the buttons correctly, even if i didn't move the damn console the entire day, it happened by itself (i know for sure cuz it sits right next to my laptop on the desk, and i was here all day). so all you need to do is opne the case, try pressing manualy to check the rotor spins normaly, and then put it back together, that'll probably be all, it was for me!

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

My PS2 would power up, but would not spin disc. The front switch arm (part of the lid you open to put discs in) was broken. There is also one on the rear of the lid - without these contacting the switches - it will not power up laser or spin discs.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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I just sold mine on ebay *AS-IS* and made $26 off of it. I gave up on trying to fix it. The new laser / spindle motor did nothing, so i still think its the motherboard.

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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Try cleaning it with some rubbing alcohol my ps2 used to do that and i cleaned it with rubbing alcohol and it works fin now

Posted on Mar 25, 2012

-heyho my p2 slim willnot play p2 games but it will play ps1 games and music, any idea if this can be sorted? thanks

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

Please i need help my laser on my ps2 slim is not working i havent played in the longest time i miss playing sly copper. so i turn on the console and and didnt work the spinner didnt spin the (laser i guess) but i dont no if i should buy a new one my mom just bought me a psp like a 5 days ago but id like to play sly1 2 and 3 and gta and lego starwars i miss it so bad wat should i do please........

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

My ps2,when a disk is in it goes to that screen that is the screen that say system confuguration and browser.Bottom line,it won`t spin the disc.All of you with the same problem,it`s over.Get a new PS2.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

Ok Mine was not working and I cleaned it with peroxide and it worked ...So happy..

Posted on Mar 23, 2008

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Ok, i had the same issue. Don't panic. Don't open or disassemble anything immediately, don't change lasorz or bust out screwdrivers yet. Try this.
1. Turn it off, unplug it, leave it for 20-30 mins. Try again, pay attention if it's door or whatever its proper name is, the openny thingy, is locked, meaning, watch those two switches, the eject one and the loading one at the back. It may be as simple as that, that those two don't click. Just keep at it, and you'll get the angle right. If it bothers you too much, have it replaced. No biggy.
2. Still nothing? The laser moving thingy might be stuck. Gently nudge it forward. Close the lid, retry. Retry again. Retry 10 times.
The lazor will eventually unblock itself and play nice.
3. Nothing still? My problem was a faulty current supply, the current extending plastic pluggy thingy was malfunctioning, so i replaced it. Voila! It works.

If all of this fails, then have someone look at it, or if you feel confident in your abilities, do some disassembling.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

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SOURCE: Ps2 slim spindle dont spin

If your spindle has stopped spinning, it will most likely be 1 of 2 problems. Either your spindle motor has burnt up, or even though it is very unlike, a lead wire that supplies the power to the spindle has became disconnected. Now, if the case it the burnt up spindle motor, there are hundreds of motors for every kind of PS on, of course, E-Bay. If the problem is for some reason, a soldered wire has broken from the motor. It is very simple to re-attach the lead with a quick touch from a soldering iron. I hope this has helped.

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If your PS2 slim console is chipped for playing fake games then try it by replacing the modification IC otherwise replace the lens with new one and your problem should be solved.

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Its about the programming of your PS2, the only solution i now is to buy a new PS2.

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try using a q-tip and some hydrogen peroxide to clean the lens

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SOURCE: when i put any disc

Sounds like either your spin motor needs to be cleaned.... or it's ready for a proper funeral. Try making sure the area is clear of dust, and maybe get a can of compressed air and blow your system out a little bit and see if this helps :)

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