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PS2 Disc does not spin

I have a PS2 that the disc does not spin. The laser appears to work... I see red light through the disk if i manually spin it. I have tried two different spindles. Any Ideas?



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Re: PS2 Disc does not spin

Just because you see read doesn't mean the laser is good.
the laser has to read the toc (table of contents) for it to read the toc it must be at the beginning, it must be at the right depth from lens to cd and the spindle must spin. now if you have to spin the spindle that means it most like is not reaching the beginning of the cd or the spindle motor is bad.

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