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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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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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