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Playstatiion 2 repair

I baught my playstation 2 in January this year but we moved houses now my playstation wont work.

Theres something rong with the spinner thing where you put disks in how do i fix it?

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  • manny714 Dec 05, 2007

    i have a v12 disk will not spin. ive tied to clean the lazer and dissasebling it but nothing works.

  • gbforever Dec 10, 2007

    Hey, i did all of this but it still won't work. Can i just buy a new lazer to replace this one and have it work like it was new?

  • Joe
    Joe Jan 20, 2009

    My ps2 that I've had for two years fell off my table and the disks wont spin.



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Hey, i did all of this but it still won't work. Can i just buy a new lazer to replace this one and have it work like it was new?

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Hi Jaybs,

The disc will not spin if the laser canot read the disc. you may have a dead laser or bad ribbon cable that runs from the Laser to the motherboard. I am posting a procedure to clean the lasers lens. I hope you do not have the Slim model, as this procedure is for the older Big size PS2. You do not use Alcohol on the lens of a Slim PS2 ,it tends to haze over the lens.

I hope your in the right posting area, this is for the Phat PS2 consoles with the drawer that comes out to put the CD in. Procedure is different for Slim PS2.

  1. Disconnect power and turn the case upside down.
  2. Remove the screw covers to expose the case screws. These are little square pieces or square rubber pads. You can use a thin knife blade to pry the hard plastic squares up.
  3. Remove all the screws.
  4. Remove the Warranty sticker to the right edge of the power socket.
  5. Turn the PS2 over to set it right side up.
  6. lift the top cover from the back and pull it forward slightly to clear the CD tray. Be careful of a possibly Ribbon cable attached to the lid going to the Reset/Eject buttons. Roll the cover over to the right leaving the ribbon intact.
  7. Remove the CD tray lid.
  8. Polish the Laser lens, and remove any lint or hair from the CD area. Use Alcohol and cotton swabs to clean the laser lens. By the way, Alcohol will damage a PS2 Slim lens. All lens are not created equally.
  9. Hook up the power and A/v Cables.
  10. Remove the little white disc from the CD tray lid.
  11. Place a Disc on the spindle, and cap the disc with the little white piece that you removed from the CD tray cover.
  12. Boot up the PS2 and test it, Continue cleaning until you get it to work.
  13. Put it back together, and you’re in business.
If you have trouble you can send your PS2 to a Repair shop. Click on "Repair Directory" at the bottom of this screen. then choose "Video Game Consoles". Then you pick a Good Repair shop. My shop is listed, but I cannot divulge the name in this forum. Cost will be $25 plus shipping. Shipping is usually $8.95 to the USA

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