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Disc dosnt spin, but laser moves fine

Got a ps2 slim, and it will not spin a disc. The laser moves in and out fine, but the disc never moves. Mean while the screen has sound and picture but only shows the browser menu. I know there are a ton of these questions on here, so, sorry to ask again. Thanks for any help.

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This is the most common of the two problems with ps2 the one you have is the second most common problem the first being the laser itself not working and then you problem disk not spinning.
As you know the laser is moving the rules out the door catch mechanism being a problem so all thats left is the laser unit itself now your problem is the motor on the laser not working but the big problem you have is you just cant replace the motor on its own it comes as one unit with the laser.
Now buying one isnt a problem neither is fitting it but the problem is calibrating the new laser to do this you nedd osciloscope and these cost $1000 to buy so unless you have one then this is a problem also if you take it in to be repaired the repair cos allone would cost more than a new ps2 so it just isnt worth repairing if you look on a well known auction site you will see thousands of ps2 with your problem they just dont repair them any more its just not worth it.
youd be better of buying a new one it would be cheaper than the repair and also buying a new one means that it will last a bit longer.
Say you get yours repaired then next week it overheats then you have another problem related to the age of the console so at the end of the day it would be best to buy a new let me know if you need more help or advice.
Also the problem with the slimline one is you can adjust the laser because on the bigger ps2 you could adjust the laser by hand and get it to work again without any special tools but sony done away with this feature so that they got people to pay for repairs sorry i couldnt give you good news ok

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