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Playstation2 Slim-Disc only turns in half revolutions

My ps2 Slim quit working so I cleaned the laser and that didn't work, so I replaced the laser. After trying it with the cover off holding the limit switches, I see that the disc only turns in what seems to be half revolutions,not stopping totally. What should I do next?

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  • cupcake1010 Dec 29, 2007

    my son's ps2 was working fine all day yesterday, and then he put a game in now when you turn it on a black screen comes on but, no game shows up. what should i do? i cleaned the lens that didnt work.

  •  Dion
    Dion Dec 30, 2007

    I have come up with my own solution. I took a shot and put in another laser, now all is well. The ps2 slim works great.

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Yea im having the same problem cupcake1010
i put in a game but it doesnt even load nothing shows up
it goes straight to bowser and system configuration

any soulutions??? please thanks

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