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Ps2 disk tray wont open, power light is on, eject light is off

I was told to clean the lense of my ps2, just bought it today. so i opened it and the ribbon came out. i didnt know where it went, so i took the tray out. knowing that was not needed to plug the ribbon back in, i tried putting the disk tray back and put everything back together. now only the red light shows, and nothing else. can somebody tell me whats going on? thanks.

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  • mikevf25 Jan 09, 2009

    I crimped the ribbon cable slightly after opening my PS2 console to clean the lens, is this small crimp enough to damage the blue eject button will never work again? Or do I still have a possibility that it might just be loose. When I press on the Eject button where the Blue light should be…the blue light stays off however it turns the RED light into Green of the Reset button and the Fan starts spinning, but that's all that happens it stays that way and nothing else, the tray doesn’t open. any suggestions?

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If the ribbon cable that goes to the lens came out its gota go back it. has a plastic tab on the top that lifts up and down to lock it in place....
If its the eject/reset button the ribbon might not be in all the way

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