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Disk won't spin

My ps2 won't play any discs and when i put a disc in the only thing that moves is a little moter that helps to open and close the CD tray. This is a fat ps2. It doesn't even try to read the disks.

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Re: disk won't spin

Have you try-d cleaning the lens with a cheep cleaner ((disk type)) some times a can of compressed air works to blow the junk out.OPENING IT YOUR SELF LAST RESORT . but if you have to ill make ya video on how to replace it.

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1st if you cam give a quick strong blow into the disc tray when it is open, to remove any dirt and dust from the laser area.
2nd If you can get hold of a laser cleaning disc and use this to clean your CD/DVD drive. Just insert the disc and let it play for 5 mins. You can get these discs from almost anywhere, try your local supermarket.
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the stepper motor in yur ps2 has a either a wiring problem or it is disconnected.. please chec that.

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Hi guys,
Well, there is 2 switch. one at  the back left of the cd tray and one one the reset /power switch. both sitch have to be close in order for the disk to spin. 
If you try this dont forget to put a disk on the spindle as you will start the laser. this is for your safety. then, if the disk does not spin, then you can try replacing the laser. or at least verify the ribbon cable that is hook to it. if the ribbon cable is not well inside the plug the laser might move but again the disk won t spin.
it is related to each other, the PS2 seem to verify the laser prior to start the spindle so what ever happend to the laser affect the spindle.
and then, if you buy a new laser lens, don't forget to remove the soldering bridge. it is a small ball that is use to avoid static while shiping the lens. 
most of the seller will include a small peace of paper with procedure and also there is web site with picture of this soldering bridge.
I replace some of them, and I have to say that the small plastic lock for the ribbon  cable to the lens has been an issue and the soldering bridge another one.
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I had the same problam and i fixed it. Open your disk lid, and at the back on the right there's a small white bit touching the disk. You can push it back and it will spring forward again. Get a tiny bit of tape and stick it back but make sure there is no tape near where the disk will spin. Free and worked for me.

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