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Ps2 will not spin or play

Will not play or spin

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  • THEMAN21 Feb 20, 2008

    I have had my ps2 slim for about 2 years and about 4 days ago I slipped and fell down on the ice while carrying my ps2 slim and I didn’t think much of it. The next day I wanted to play it so I hooked it up, put my game in, and turned it on and it took me to the menu screen that it takes you to when there is no game in the drive. I also did not think much of that because my ps2 has done that once or twice before, plus the game was a little scratched. I went to browser and opened and closed the disk drive but it did not read the disk it did not even say unable to read disk it just would not work. So I decided to start experimenting with it I turned it off and tried it again but that did not help. It tried different games but none of them worked. Than I noticed that when I turned it on it did not make that sound it makes when you turn it on and off so I knew something was wrong. Then I discovered that the disk would not spin and the laser would not move. I took it apart and everything was hooked up right so I cleaned it that did nothing. After I put the insides back together I tried it again but it still acted like the disk drive was open. I held down the button that is used to tell if the disk drive is open or closed but it did the same thing. I don’t know whether it is the switch is broken the motor is burned out or if it is not getting any power but I am stuck.



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Hi Sam,

You have a few things that could be wrong with your Slim. I placed then in most likely order.

  1. Your laser is melted from working so hard to read a dirty disc for long period of time. You have to get a close look at the lsers lens and supporting frame to see if it is actually melted. Replace the Laser in this case.
  2. Your ribbon cable going from the laser to the motherboard is loose or damaged.
  3. Lint has surrounded your disc spindle motor and will not allow it to spin.
Click on "Repair Directory" at the bottom of this screen. Then on the next page, Click on "Video Game consoles" . Then pick a repair shop that specializes in Playstations. Allowing a repair shop to fix your PS2 will save you some serious frustration.

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