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Motor dont spin

Please help we have tried three complete laser lens but is not working but when we put them in another machine they work please help me

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Re: motor dont spin

What happens ? the motor not spin?
go throw these steps on the link

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Hello my ps2 dont spin it not the lens can u tell me what worng with it or how to fix it the part that you put the disk on dont spin

The spindle (spin) motors don't usually go out. The most common reason for the game to not spin is the laser. If the laser doesn't see a disc then it will not try to spin it. You can pick up a new laser off of ebay for less than $10

Dec 01, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Discs dont read

clean the laser lens

Jul 02, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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The console itself doesnt work.

Either your laser lens, lens drive, or the motor that spins the disc has stopped working. Thy cleaning the lens first and if that doesn't work, I hate so say it may need replacing or repaired by a professional.

Jan 06, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I put a brand new game and i wont play i says disc read error

If your other games still work, take the new one back to the store you purchased it from. If your other games are giving you problems then you probably have a laser problem. If you can hear the disc spin, you generally just need to clean the laser lens within the drive. If the disc doesn't even spin, you either have a completely dead laser unit, or a bad spindle motor. Lets just hope it's the laser unit, they only cost like 50 bucks, I don't even know where you could get a new spindle motor. Best of luck

Jul 28, 2008 | Video Game Consoles

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Wont spin

you will either have to have the DC Laser Lens Big Motor or the complete DC Laser Collectivity replaced. other then that try cleaning the laser and any parts you can and using air to blow the system out those are my only suggestions for you hope that helps.

Parts for them are fairly cheap on ebay and other online shops.

Good luck

Jul 26, 2008 | Sega Dreamcast Console

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Disc doesnt spin , the lens dont move up and down , only lights red

Sounds like a motor issue, not a laser issue.

That link is for a new snake motor which moves the laser back and forth

This link is for a new spindle motor.

Jun 11, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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PS2 Slim New Lens, Not Spinning

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.
but I got most of the PS2 back and running by replacing the laser.
I hope this will help you.

Feb 26, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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Xbox CD Drive wont spin

The disk not spinning can be one of many things. first and foremost, did you have green lights on the ring or were there 3 red lights. If there were 3 red lights then you have hardware problems and we will need to get you the code of the problem. Now, if you have a green light then the problem most likely is that the laser has either gone bad or is out of adjustment. The voltage adjustment is not a hard thing if you have experience with a meter. HOWEVER YOU MUST BE VERY AND I MEAN VERY CAREFULL WHEN YOU HAVE THE COVER OFF OF A 360. It will take less than 5 minutes of run time to smoke the processor if you do not have all the airflow ducts and cover in place. TRUST ME ON THIS I repair game machines as part of my professional living. You can take a look at the laser and see if you get a red flashing of light when trying to read the disk. if you do not the laser is bad. If you do then it still may be out of adjustment. JUST BE CAREFUL TO NOT LOOK STRAIGHT INTO THE LASER YOU COULD DAMAGE YOUR EYES keep your eyesite off of a direct view. You will still be able to see if it lights up.
Another option is that the motor is bad. to know this you will have to wire the motor to a power supply and test it out. if it spins when hooked to an extenal supply then it is good.
It could also be that the circuitry on the motherboard that tells the motor when to spin is no longer working right. You should get some type of error on the screen or red lights if this is the case. but not always I have had 2 machines that said all was well when the motherboard was the issue. So, you have a little research work to do first. let me know about the lights!!

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Disk is not spining

Don't bother changing the lens. If i understand you correctly you have damaged the motor or some circuitry leading to it. I hope this helps! good luck on finding a new one, they are abundant right now!

Jul 21, 2007 | Sony PlayStation 2 Slimline Console

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